CLEMSON — South Carolinas defensive players have a surprise for Steve Spurrier during the Gamecocks bowl practices.
Several of the defensive players planned to give South Carolinas eighth-year head coach a Gatorade bath on the sideline following his historic 65th win. That victory came here Saturday night in Memorial Stadium and against the Gamecocks biggest rival at that.
However, when the clock ran out on South Carolinas 27-17 victory over Clemson, the South Carolina defense was on the field, and the plan was thwarted.
We may have to do it in practice, senior spur DeVonte Holloman said.
The win made Spurrier South Carolinas all-time winningest coach, passing Rex Enright, who served two terms as the schools head coach. Spurrier joined Bear Bryant as the only coach with the wins record at two Southeastern Conference schools. Spurrier also is the career wins leader at Florida, where he had 122 wins in 12 years.
Thats sort of neat that it came against our in-state rival, Spurrier said. A couple of other so-called big numbers came against Georgia, No. 100 and No. 250 came against Georgia, so to have No. 65 come against Clemson, that makes it special. The (game) balls worth keeping, put it that way.
Spurrier is 65-37 at South Carolina. (Bryant holds the wins records at Kentucky and Alabama.) Spurrier is 207-77-2 as a collegiate head coach.
Saturdays game wrapped up South Carolinas regular season. The Gamecocks (10-2) will play in a bowl game but wont learn their postseason destination until next week.
MOST WINS AT USC
Steve Spurrier passed Rex Enright as the winningest USC football coach with the Gamecocks victory against Clemson on Saturday night.
|1. Steve Spurrier||65|
|2. Rex Enright||64|
|3. Jim Carlen||45|
|4. Paul Dietzel||42|
|5. Billy Laval||39|
|7. Lou Holtz||33|
|8. Warren Giese||28|
|9. Sol Metzger||26|
|10. Sparky Woods||24|