USC Gamecocks Football

Spurrier hopes to limit Noles' war chant

Steve Spurrier at Tuesday's Chick-fil-A Bowl press conference.
Steve Spurrier at Tuesday's Chick-fil-A Bowl press conference.

ATLANTA – Steve Spurrier doesn’t expect to have any flashbacks playing Florida State this week.

However, that might change at 7:30 p.m. Friday when the Gamecocks take the field here against the Seminoles in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

“I guess when they start playing that song, that Indian chant – ‘Naaaa, naa, naaaa, naaaa, naaaa. Naa, naaaa, naaaa, naaaa, naaaa, naaa.’ – then I’ll say, ‘Oh, I’ve got to hear that all night again,’ ” Spurrier said. “I hope we don’t have to hear it all night. That means we’re playing well if we don’t have to hear that all night.”

Spurrier and South Carolina players Cliff Matthews and Patrick DiMarco took part in a bowl press conference at the Georgia Dome, site of Friday’s game, on Tuesday before their afternoon practice in the facility.

Spurrier and the player touched on several topics, including the importance of notching the second 10-win season in school history.

“It’s very important, very important if we could somehow or another get 10 wins, but that would be a byproduct of us playing well,” Spurrier said. “We have already talked about it. We talked about trying to win the SEC. We also talked about winning the Eastern Division. We accomplished one of them. I think you have to talk about it briefly but to achieve it you have to go out and play the game and play it very well. That’s what we’re trying to concentrate on right now through the end of the game Friday night, what we can do to give ourselves the best chance to beat FSU.”