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Spurrier: God's smiling on the Gamecocks tonight

South Carolina won the SEC East win the Gamecocks’ 36-14 win at Florida. 

Immediately following the game, Spurrier talked with ESPN’s Holly Rowe.

Spurrier said, “Our defense was outstanding tonight.  Of course, we got Marcus Lattimore, which gives us a chance against just about anyone.” 

“(Tonight) was great for South Carolina, our state, and our team. It’s ironic (for me to win it in The Swamp).  God’s smiling on the Gamecocks tonight.  That’s for sure.”

South Carolina will play Auburn in the SEC championship game in Atlanta.

TCU offensive line coach suffers heart attack

During his halftime interview on the Versus network, TCU head coach Gary Patterson said offensive line coach Eddie Williamson suffered a heart attack during the early part of the game.

Williamson is reportedly in stable condition at a nearby hospital.

We'll have more on this story as information comes available. 

Skip Holtz: It was a total team win

Skip Holtz and South Florida picked up a 24-21 overtime win at Louisville.  Holtz described the performance as a “total team win.”

“Wow. Great win for the program.  Great win for the program. We talked to our players all week the score the last three years which was 104 to 39 or something like that.  I keep hearing South Florida has never won at Louisville.  A lot of challenges we put on this team.” 

“We had a little bit of plane problems last night.  Got in the hotel about 10:30 pm last night.  You almost felt like we went from Thurdsay to they were putting the ball on the tee.”

“Our guys handled the adjustment a lot of credit. At the end of the day, I think this came down to a total team win.” 

“Statistically, this game wasn’t pretty.  Third-down, we weren’t very good.  We kept having to punt the game….we didn’t punt it as well as we wanted.  We didn’t execute as an offense as well as we wanted.  We let them run the ball too much where Powell goes 31 carries for 150 yards.  You can look at all those things as negatives, but they believed, competed, encouraged each other….It was a GREAT team win.”

South Florida is now 6-3 on the season.

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Down 35-0 at halftime, Steve Fairchild tweets

Trailing BYU 35-0 at halftime, Colorado State head coach @CoachFairchild tweeted, "As bad a half as we've ever had. Going to try like hell to play better for these seniors."

At least he gets to coach the second half in snow flurries. 

You can follow all of the head coaches in the FootballScoop Twitter Center

Mack Brown to consider changes after the season

Mack Brown, on several occasions this fall, has been publicly critical of the job his coaching staff has done this season.  In 2009, the Longhorns played for a national championship.  This season, Texas is 4-5 with home games remaining against Oklahoma State, FAU, and Texas A&M.

The Longhorns rank 118th in turnover margin and 118th in kick-off return average.  Red zone offense has been brutal, according to Brown.

Asked about the overall performance of his coaching staff, Brown stated, "I think it's an ‘F.'  We just haven't been as productive as we should have with these players. That doesn't sound good. It's not pretty. But it's factual."

Brown reiterated that he will make decisions about potential coaching staff changes after the season.  He explained, “During the season, you're tired. This season I've been mad about half of it. So when you're tired and you're mad, I've been told you never make decisions.”

"What you do is research information and take some time after the season to look at it and see exactly where things are. I do it every year, good and bad. Then you try to make the decision that's best."

Kick-off against Oklahoma State is set for 8:00 pm EST.

 

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