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No. 6 South Carolina, Spurrier excel in big games

Associated Press Modified: October 3, 2012 at 4:31 am •  Published: October 3, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Steve Spurrier has no time for motivational speeches, not with so many plays swirling around in his head.

The South Carolina coach rarely stops putting together offensive schemes for the sixth-ranked Gamecocks, outlining how best to attack an opposing defense. It's made the one-time Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and national championship coach among college football's best big-game leaders.

CBS Sports college football analyst Gary Danielson says, "Steve is a first-chair violinist of college football."

Spurrier gets the chance for another virtuoso showing this week when South Carolina (5-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) faces No. 5 Georgia (5-0, 3-0) at Williams-Brice Stadium. The contest will go a long way in deciding the SEC Eastern Division.