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September 10, 2013
Spurrier begins his third weekly presser as USC prepares to face Vanderbilt.
-- USC coaches will wear special whistles with wrist bands and helmet stickers to help fight children's cancer.
-- Vandy is good team. USC was lucky to escape to win last year. Very disciplined team. Play their assignments. Must play better this week. Too many breakdowns.
-- Fans must come with "screaming and yelling" attitude.
-- Must correct some "flaws" in team that showed up at UGA.
-- What went wrong w/ defense at UGA? Spurrier citing stats. 3rd down defense was lousy. Can't allow teams to convert third and longs and fourth and longs. Bad coaching all around. Didn't play smart or with effort.
-- USC must adjust to teams running plays away from Clowney. Good defensive teams are good tackling teams. Hopefully, USC will show improvement this week.
-- All games w/ Vandy seem to be a struggle. 14-10 here in 2009 & 21-3 in 2011 here. 17-13 last season. Disciplined on defense.
-- Jordan Matthews is a very good receiver for Vandy. Similar to Sidney Rice.
-- Bad call on 4th and inches at 1-yard line on offense. Hopefully, we can correct mistakes.
-- Special teams struggled as well. USC didn't try to block FG or Xpt. Onsides kick.
-- Spurrier doesn't like Mike Davis' comments that team is "angry" after UGA loss. SOS says team should approach every game the same.
-- Disagreement b/t Botkin and Adams was "hashed out" on Sunday. No repeats in future.
-- Spurrier wants to run more plays on offense.
-- Higher scoring in SEC in 1st 2 weeks. Offenses are more sophisticated.
-- Nick Jones stepping out of the shadows of Lattimore & Sanders. He needed to lose a little weight. Might be featured a little bit more.
-- Biggest difference in Vandy? Team speed. Lean and fast players now. Plus well-coached. They want to be competitive in SEC.
-- USC only rushed 4 players at UGA plus coverages were disorganized.
-- Clowney said foot was bothering him after UGA game, but SOS said JC is fine. He does come in for treatment occasionally for foot, elbow, shoulder, etc.
-- Ronald Patrick is one of the strongest players on the team.
-- Mike Davis is faster than coaches thought initially. But 75-yd YD run v. UNC showed he has good speed.
-- Wish Shaw would throw a little bit more instead of running.
-- Cody Waldrop will be sent to a foot specialist to determine the extent of his injury. Doubtful for this week.
-- Jerell Adams doesn't have a catch this season.
-- Davis' TD run v. UGA was impressive because he powered way into end zone even though UGA defenders were waiting for him.
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