Steve Spurrier now has seen the video of two of his defensive assistant coaches being separated on the sideline at the Georgia game, and he said South Carolina fans dont have to worry about seeing it again.
We hashed it out Sunday, Spurrier said Tuesday. They know were not going to have any more of that.
First-year defensive line coach Deke Adams and second-year linebackers coach Kirk Botkin screamed at each other and appeared near a physical confrontation Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium as the Gamecocks were on their way to a frustrating 41-30 loss to the Bulldogs. Defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward stepped between the coaches and pushed Botkin backward. TV footage later showed the coaches talking calmly about the situation.
I really didnt think too much about it, said spur Sharrod Golightly, who is part of Botkins position group. We just have two passionate coaches. They just wanted to win. I didnt really see it, but I think its over with.
South Carolinas defensive assistant coaches are traditionally available for interviews following Tuesdays practice. Adams and Botkin were requested but not approved to speak.
Spurrier was unaware of the incident immediately following Saturdays game. When informed, he said, Well, at least they care.