CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Steve Spurrier thought people at South Carolina spent too much time focused on Clemson. So Spurrier says he needed to change the mindset.
The Gamecocks coach had to get players and fans to buy into the idea it was not a one-game season. It's working.
No. 13 South Carolina (9-2) will try for its landmark fourth-straight series win over No. 12 Clemson (10-1) at Death Valley on Saturday night.
If the Gamecocks pull off the victory, it would be only the second time its happened in the series — the other was from 1951-54.
Spurrier says he thinks "we take it less seriously than we used to. He says "they overdid" prior to his arrival.