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October 7, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier appeared to be at wit's end with Jadeveon Clowney on Saturday night, seemingly questioning the star defensive end's dedication to the team after the player notified his coach just before kickoff that he wasn't going to play because of a rib injury. A day later, though, Spurrier said he was frustrated not so much with the fact that Clowney was sitting out but with how he learned about it. “Usually the doctor or the trainer comes and tells you a guy will be out,” Spurrier said Sunday.
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October 7, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier appeared to be at wit's end with Jadeveon Clowney on Saturday night, seemingly questioning the star defensive end's dedication to the team after the player notified his coach just before kickoff that he wasn't going to play because of a rib injury. A day later, though, Spurrier said he was frustrated not so much with the fact that Clowney was sitting out but with how he learned about it. “Usually the doctor or the trainer comes and tells you a guy will be out,” Spurrier said Sunday.
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December 3, 1989 | SALLY JENKINS, WASHINGTON POST
If there is a rumor, Steve Spurrier is the subject of it. If there is a job, he is supposedly about to be offered it. Will he stay at Duke or will he go, and to where -- Atlanta, Phoenix, Florida? Spurrier has provoked a swirl of hearsay and speculation simply with the come-hither words, "I'll listen." It seems that every team in need of a fix has given Spurrier at least an admiring glance. "Even in Pop Warner," Duke quarterback Billy Ray said.
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August 22, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Here is a capsule summary of Jadeveon Clowney's year so far: He knocked the helmet off a Michigan player in a bowl game, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds, called out rival quarterbacks for being scared and tipped over a blocking sled in practice. The Gamecocks' star defensive end doesn't play football … he plays wrecking ball. Most years, national title hopes are built around a star quarterback or running back or the overall strength of a particular unit. This year, maybe for the first time, title hopes have been tethered to one 6-foot-6, 272-pound defensive end. "He and Johnny Football [Manziel]
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December 11, 1994 | DAVE KINDRED, THE SPORTING NEWS
Steve Spurrier, the University of Florida football coach, is a Southern boy of some swagger whose fire in the belly is revealed when, sleepy-eyed and with a drawl, he explains why his'n beat your'un by five touchdowns. Throughout the South north of Florida, Spurrier's explanations have caused listeners to press their hands against their ears while calling for the coach's arrest on the charge of premeditated immodesty. Immodesty is a crime against the memory of Bear Bryant.
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December 31, 1995 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Chris Doering, the one thing more difficult than becoming a walk-on at the University of Florida will be becoming a walk-off. "I just want to savor this week," he said, "this last game as a Gator." Doering ends one of the more implausible climbs in college football Tuesday when he lines up at receiver for No. 2 Florida in his team's national championship game against No. 1 Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl.
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December 31, 1993 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Competitive? University of Florida Coach Steve Spurrier is competitive about the word competitive . He'll arm-wrestle you over the definition, play tug-of-war with the vowels and consonants. "Oh, I think that's blown out of proportion," Spurrier said of the label. "Come on, I've probably thrown my visor two times this year. You know, you get a reputation for being competitive and people think you're competitive in everything you do." Well?
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August 20, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
Steve Spurrier walked out of the school cafeteria recently and was asked by a campus worker: "Hey, Coach, are we going to have a winning record this year?" Spurrier was shocked. South Carolina won a school-record 11 games last season. "Winning record?" Spurrier responded. "Our goals have gone past 'winning record.'" Spurrier quickly realized the worker had been around campus longer than he had. For years, South Carolina had been one of college football's dreariest programs, haunted by the "Chicken Curse.
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July 26, 2009 | Mike Penner
He has been called the most popular football player in Southeastern Conference history, but for a few hours last week, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was not even a unanimous pick on the coaches' preseason all-conference first team. Who was the killjoy who dared not to name Tebow to the first team? By process of elimination -- coach after coach saying, "It wasn't me" -- it was determined that former Florida and current South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier was the culprit. But not for long.
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August 8, 2003
'We sort of cleared out all the old Gators, to tell you the truth.' Steve Spurrier, Washington Redskin coach, on the backlash he received from signing so many of his former Florida players last year
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October 28, 2012
Marcus Lattimore's right knee was dislocated and sustained ligament damage against Tennessee on Saturday, yet South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier believes the junior could eventually return to football. Spurrier visited Lattimore on Sunday and said the running back displayed a good attitude about his condition. Spurrier said team doctor Jeffrey Guy was able to put Lattimore's knee back in place soon after he was taken from the field to a hospital. Guy said in a statement that Lattimore's knee was hyperextended and resulted in injuries to several ligaments.
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January 11, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
Going from college to the pros in coaching might be compared to stepping out of a warm house into a cold and damp Seattle winter. Pete Carroll, get ready to turn your collar up. Maybe there's a reason Carroll was 33-31 as a head coach of the New England Patriots and New York Jets and 97-19 at USC. Maybe his rah-rah personality and having candy-store pick of the talent properly correlate with the disparity between his pro/college win-loss...
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October 11, 2009 | Associated Press
at Arkansas 44, No. 17 Auburn 23: Michael Smith rushed for 145 yards and a touchdown, and the Razorbacks (3-2, 1-2) held off a late Auburn rally to hand the Tigers (5-1, 2-1) their first loss of the season. at No. 25 South Carolina 28, Kentucky 26: Stephen Garcia threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and the Gamecocks (5-1, 2-1) stopped a potential tying two-point conversion in the fourth quarter to beat the Wildcats (2-3, 0-3), keeping Coach Steve Spurrier a perfect 17-0 against Kentucky.
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July 26, 2009 | Mike Penner
He has been called the most popular football player in Southeastern Conference history, but for a few hours last week, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was not even a unanimous pick on the coaches' preseason all-conference first team. Who was the killjoy who dared not to name Tebow to the first team? By process of elimination -- coach after coach saying, "It wasn't me" -- it was determined that former Florida and current South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier was the culprit. But not for long.
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November 16, 2008 | Associated Press
GAINESVILLE, FLA. -- The Ol' Ball Coach never experienced anything like this. Not as a player. Not as a coach. Not at Florida. Not at Duke. Not at South Carolina. Not even with the USFL's Tampa Bay Bandits or with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins. Percy Harvin ran for a career-high 167 yards and two touchdowns, Tim Tebow accounted for three scores and No.
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September 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. -- Steve Spurrier did it to Georgia again. The ol' ball coach, who beat the Bulldogs regularly while at Florida, guided South Carolina to a 16-12 upset of No. 11 Georgia on Saturday night, signaling the Gamecocks as a possible title contender in the Southeastern Conference. That must sound familiar to Spurrier, who won plenty of titles during his days with the Gators but kept poor-mouthing his chances with the Gamecocks.
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January 28, 2007
'One wonderful thing about Rex is that if you jerked him out of a game, he wouldn't pout. He doesn't complain. He always figures, "Maybe Coach had a reason to take me out, and maybe I'll be back in there pretty soon." ' Steve Spurrier, on Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman, who played for Spurrier at Florida
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