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Spurrier praises OL coach Shawn Elliott, cautions all about Gamecocks

During Tuesday’s press conference, Steve Spurrier immediately shifted the focus towards Kentucky.

Spurrier praised offensive line coach Shawn Elliott, cautioned anyone who would listen, and pointed out that he hasn’t done any national interviews since defeating Alabama.

Spurrier began, “OK. We’re going to go the Kentucky and try to win a road game. This is probably one of the biggest games in school history for us.”

He went on to say, “We do have a chance to win the East. We may fall on our face. I don’t know what’s going to happen. The opportunity is there. We’re not a lot better than these teams, but we can play with them (all). We may play our best and still lose. Kentucky may just out play us.” 

Spurrier then warned anyone who would listen, “We don’t have a great team. We have a pretty good team. We’ll see what happens.”

“No, no, no. We haven’t done enough to be considered (for SEC championship). We just won one really big game. We’re not complaining, but we realize we’re not even half-way through the conference schedule.”

Spurrier praised first-year offensive line coach Shawn Elliott, who joined the staff from Appalachian State, “Shawn Elliott is really the guy that’s brought in a lot of what we are doing now. So Shawn has been a really good hire.” 

“We noticed now since we’re huddling at the line of scrimmage, we don’t get delay of games.”

Kick-off at Kentucky is set for 6 pm EST on ESPN2.