Highlights from Steve Spurrier's Tuesday press conference.
A recap of news and notes from Tuesday's weekly press conference with Steve Spurrier.
... Spurrier opened the press conference by defending safety D.J. Swearinger for his last play on Jordan Matthews that many said was pass interference. "I thought it was an outstanding play," Spurrier said.
... Spurrier said Connor Shaw (deep bone bruise) "could" be ready to play vs. East Carolina on Saturday. If Shaw can't throw by Thursday, Dylan Thompson will start.
... Spurrier on Shaw: "If he’s in pain, he doesn’t need to be out there playing."
... Spurrier on Thompson: 'We're trying to get his confidence up. It's a struggle. Need to loosen him up a bit.'
... Spurrier said the way Shaw runs and gets down is correct, saying sliding feet-first can lead to a defender spearing you.
... Spurrier said Brandon Shell (ankle) is "pretty healthy."
... Spurrier said his team is better than some of the publicity it received after the close win over Vanderbilt: "I want our fans to realize we are not as bad as maybe some people think we are. "