Spurrier concedes SEC before Tennessee game

Spurrier concedes SEC before Tennessee game


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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WATE) - The Vols may be heading to South Carolina at the worst time possible. The Gamecocks are riding a two-game losing streak as they prepare to host Tennessee on Saturday in Columbia.

Two weeks ago, South Carolina was unbeaten and ranked No. 3 in the nation. But back-to-back road losses at LSU and Florida have dropped Steve Spurrier's team to No. 17 and squashed their hopes to play for another SEC title.

"We've got to accept the fact that we're not going to win the SEC this year," Spurrier said. "But we've accepted that. We've got plenty of other goals out there and one that we're trying to do right now is win our home games.

"I am not sure how many teams in school history have done that. I know the '94 team did. So we're shooting for that. We're shooting for the third straight over Tennessee."

Tennessee is coming off three straight losses to nationally ranked teams.

"Are people upset? Of course, they should be," said Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley.

"I am not in a position to defend what we are doing and make a case for what we are doing. We have to go and prove it on the field."



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