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August 25, 2013
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Spurrier enters room and quickly points out USC and North Carolina were formerly ACC rivals. UNC lost three games by 5 points or less in 2012, Could be a ranked team right now had they won a couple of those.
UNC had 2 first-round NFL picks in April. QB and WRs are very good.
Bruce Ellington was "able to run around" in practice on Saturday. Anderson still hobbled and not likely to play. Adams should be OK.
USC has been able to limit Clemson's offense in the past 2 years. Same strategy v. UNC?
Spurrier said he wished USC's QBs and WRs were throwing and catching a little bit better.
Elliot Fry will be the placekicker, Tyler Hull will be the punter.
Clowney is ready to go. Finishing first in sprints. Hype is similar to last season when USC was #9.
Young LBs will probably make a few mistakes, but they'll play fast and hard. Kirk Botkin has done a great job. They like to play and are very coachable.
TV ratings for game? Spurrier points out NFL has bunch of exhibition games scheduled for Thur. night, so rating might be lower than expected.
USC must be ready to play. UNC is underdog, so they'll be motivated.
Spurrier on UNC WR Quinshad Davis: "We recruit a lot of guys that don't come here." Davis graduated from Gaffney High School.
Spurrier celebrating Tommy Suggs' 40th anniversary in the radio booth.
Confidence level in WRs behind Bruce - they're ready to go, but mostly unknown players.
Workload for Mike Davis - "We hope to give Mike a lot of runs, as well as Brandon Wilds and a few to Shon Carson."
Confidence in kickers = "we're going to go let them play." Whether USC will try a long FG depends on circumstances.
Cedrick Cooper is doubtful for game, but he was running around yesterday. Should be cleared to play in a couple of weeks.
Nick Jones is one of USC's three starters at WR and has had a good camp. "He is doing very well."
Hampton has caught the ball well on punt returns.
USC is a better team than 2007 when they faced UNC the last time. Both teams are better. Spurrier says he's "settled in" as coach and Fedora is getting there.
Will be interesting to see how opponents handle Clowney. Spurrier reiterates they must move JC around.
Preparing for big-name opponent in opener - "It's the right thing to do when you win the game."
Spurrier reiterates his support for 8-game SEC schedule. Says teams supporting 9-game conf. schedule doesn't have rival outside the conference.
Shaw doesn't have a short leash. But Thompson is ready to play if Shaw plays poorly or is injured. Plan is for Shaw to go the distance.
Facebook, Twitter and social media are a big part in recruiting these days.
We don't tell our QBs how to act as long as they're constantly thinking about the next play and what to do.
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