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Despite what's at stake, Steve Spurrier won't use term "must win" for Saturday's Florida game



South Carolina has a lot at stake in Saturday's game against Florida. The Gamecocks need a victory, and a Georgia loss to Auburn to win the SEC East title. And with a victory over Florida, the Gamecocks have a chance to win the most SEC games in school history.

But even with all that's at stake, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is reluctant to call Saturday's game a must-win.

"We'll try our best to win,'' Spuirrier said. "I don't like to use the word `must'. Sometimes your guys get too uptight if you say we have to do this or do that. The only thing we say is play your best. When you look at the way our team has played this year, you have to say those guys are 7-2 and in position to achieve some things this year. We're not moping around that we're 7-2. We have to play the game and fire
up some emotion.''

Spurrier said the team understands what's required for them to win the East, but the key is to keep from focusing on anything but Florida.

"If Georgia wins seven straight conference games, they probably deserve to be the Eastern Division champion,'' he said. "But we can't worry about that. We have to worry about trying to beat Florida. That's what we're trying to do.''


[Last modified: Thursday, November 10, 2011 10:20am]


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