Take one whiff of the smell wafting from the South Carolina program right now and you'd have absolutely no idea this team was 4-1. This is a place where the head ball coach had to cancel his own radio show because he was being too negative.
And now Steve Spurrier may start doing something about it.
Spurrier had this to say following the Gamecocks' 35-28 win over Kentucky Saturday night, a game in which the Wildcats poured in 21 fourth-quarter points.
Spurrier didn't mention any names, but this feels like the appropriate time to point out South Carolina currently ranks 14th out of 14 SEC teams in pass efficiency defense.
Adding to Spurrier's frustration is a growing rift with his best player. Clowney was held out of Saturday's game, which the coaching staff only learned shortly before kickoff. "No. It was just, we didn’t know he wasn’t playing until right before the game. That was a little frustrating," Spurrier added. "Usually the trainer or the doctor tells you, ‘This guy’s out.’ That did not happen last night. But on the other side, if a player’s in pain and can’t play, I don’t want him to play. None of us do. I guess we just didn’t know until right before the game."
South Carolina visits Arkansas on Saturday (12:21 p.m. ET, SEC Network).