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Spurrier: Gamecocks Can’t Block

University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier is pleased with the performance of his offensive line during 2013 “Spractice” (a.k.a. spring practice). Well, except for one thing … blocking. “The offensive line has got to learn how to block,” Spurrier said after USC’s seventh spring practice. ” They’re…

University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier is pleased with the performance of his offensive line during 2013 “Spractice” (a.k.a. spring practice).

Well, except for one thing … blocking.

“The offensive line has got to learn how to block,” Spurrier said after USC’s seventh spring practice. ” They’re pretty good at everything except blocking. Unfortunately that’s all we ask them to do. If we can block a little bit better, we’ll be in good shape.”

USC scrimmaged Thursday in Williams Brice Stadium, with true freshman quarterback Connor Mitch stealing the show. Mitch – a 6-foot-4, 214-pound Raleigh, N.C. native – completed 9 of 11 passes for 78 yards including a touchdown to Shamier Jeffery, younger brother of former USC star Alshon Jeffery.

Not a bad start for USC’s “quarterback of the future.”

After a disappointing first five years in Columbia, Spurrier has turned the Gamecocks into one of the nation’s elite programs – with back-to-back 11-win seasons and Top Ten finishes. South Carolina has also won back-to-back bowl games and four straight over its arch rival Clemson.

South Carolina’s 2013 season kicks off on August 31 against North Carolina. Expectations are through the roof again for the Gamecocks, who are led by Heisman Trophy candidate Jadeveon Clowney on defense and quarterbacks Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson on offense.

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Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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18 comments

Bubbas Brother March 29, 2013 at 9:03 am

The Ol’Ball Coach is looking more and more like a strutting rooster every day. Course he’s had a little somethin’ somethin’ to be crowing about…

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The Colonel (R) March 29, 2013 at 9:03 am

The Ol’Ball Coach is looking more and more like a strutting rooster every day. Course he’s had a little somethin’ somethin’ to be crowing about…

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bob March 29, 2013 at 9:41 am

can’t block…………………….or read…………

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Bubbas Brother March 29, 2013 at 11:09 am

Can kick the crap out of Clempson…

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bubbas other brother March 29, 2013 at 12:38 pm

repeatedly…..over and over and over and over again…..their house and ours

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bob March 29, 2013 at 9:41 am

can’t block…………………….or read…………

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The Colonel (R) March 29, 2013 at 11:09 am

Can kick the crap out of Clempson…

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bubbas other brother March 29, 2013 at 12:38 pm

repeatedly…..over and over and over and over again…..their house and ours

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Thomas March 29, 2013 at 10:04 am

The game against North Carolina is Aug. 29.

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Thomas March 29, 2013 at 10:04 am

The game against North Carolina is Aug. 29.

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Squishy123 March 29, 2013 at 11:22 am

How can they tell, they’re playing at half-speed and are required to pull up if they’re going to hit anyone and aren’t allowed to touch the quarterback.

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Squishy123 March 29, 2013 at 11:22 am

How can they tell, they’re playing at half-speed and are required to pull up if they’re going to hit anyone and aren’t allowed to touch the quarterback.

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BigT March 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

FITS says: Expectations ae THROUGH THE ROOF????…what a F*#kin idiot FITS is…
Expectations are normal. And based on Track Record, things are looking good. Only a Same ol’-Same ol’ Dumb@$$ would characterized that as ‘through the roof’…
It’s Clemson that is talking National Championship…you imbecile…
Some habits, and cliches (especially for the Stupid) never die…

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BigT March 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

FITS says: Expectations ae THROUGH THE ROOF????…what a F*#kin idiot FITS is…
Expectations are normal. And based on Track Record, things are looking good. Only a Same ol’-Same ol’ Dumb@$$ would characterized that as ‘through the roof’…
It’s Clemson that is talking National Championship…you imbecile…
Some habits, and cliches (especially for the Stupid) never die…

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9" March 30, 2013 at 12:22 am

hello? football season is OVER!

gamecocks clinch series against ,tamu,aggies;thurs 3-2. friday 6-4.

why are you rednecks still obsessing about the only black people you know of/’like’?

not only are ya’ll ‘bi’,but you’re really into dark meat,on the down-low

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9" March 30, 2013 at 12:22 am

hello? football season is OVER!

gamecocks clinch series against ,tamu,aggies;thurs 3-2. friday 6-4.

why are you rednecks still obsessing about the only black people you know of/’like’?

not only are ya’ll ‘bi’,but you’re really into dark meat,on the down-low

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MyTwoSENSE March 30, 2013 at 7:07 pm

As a Clemson Alum, and fan, i hate to admit it, butin Spurrier speak, this translates to, “The O-Line is real good”

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MyTwoSENSE March 30, 2013 at 7:07 pm

As a Clemson Alum, and fan, i hate to admit it, butin Spurrier speak, this translates to, “The O-Line is real good”

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