Steve Spurrier held his usual Sunday teleconference to discuss USC's win over Kentucky. The highlights:
* Spurrier got the word directly from the trainer just before he began -- Jadeveon Clowney has a strained muscle around the rib area. He is questionable for the Arkansas game, as they'll just have to see how he responds to treatment this week.
* Spurrier was frustrated that Clowney was nixed right before the game last night. Usually, he's told well beforehand that so-and-so can't play. That didn't happen. As for any concerns that Clowney was taking the night off because his mind was on other things, Spurrier advised media to ask Clowney that. They'll try to get him out to talk to the media this week.
* The defensive woes mostly come down to playing the assignment. Spurrier said that any personnel issues will be addressed this week. As for coordinator Lorenzo Ward, Spurrier answered that he thinks the world of Ward, that he's 16-3 as a DC, and that's the best winning percentage of any DC in USC history.
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* Watching the film, the 4-yard run by Mike Davis on third-and-3 was the play of the game. Kentucky had the play bottled up, but Davis hit and spun for the first down. "He's a big reason we're 4-1 right now."
* Elliott Fry and Landon Ard are doing well in the kicking game, but the overall special teams couldn't get a passing grade because of Bruce Ellington's fumble. But the kickoff coverage has been much better.
* Spurrier knows Arkansas coach Bret Bielema a little bit, from having met him over the summer. Pointed out that he's a run-first coach, which USC is becoming right now.
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