Steve Spurrier

What you have just read is Steve Spurrier’s post-game press conference – in its entirety. What normally takes between 10 and 15 minutes was boiled down to 54 seconds in the wake of yet another blown lead in what has long been a sunken season for South Carolina.

The Gamecocks took a 42-28 lead over Tennessee with 4:52 to go Saturday night in Williams-Brice Stadium, but allowed two touchdowns inside the final minute, including a nine-yard pass with 11 seconds to go. The Vols opened overtime with a field goal, and then pushed South Carolina backwards 15 yards on its possession before a missed 57-yard field goal to end the game.

Tennessee 45, South Carolina 42.

It was the third time South Carolina has lost a game in which it held a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter. The Gamecocks are now 4-5 this season, and 2-5 in conference play, where they have allowed a shade below 40 points a game. Spurrier apparently wasn’t any more of a talking mood inside the locker room.

Many will have a laugh because it’s Spurrier, but part of the multi-million dollar salary Spurrier earns is with the understanding he’ll fulfill his obligations with the media.

He technically fulfilled his obligation; but many in the media don’t take kindly to being stood up.

National columnist - Zach joined the staff in 2012...and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott's writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.