Steve Spurrier spoke about protecting Lorenzo Nunez on Wednesday. The key to him succeeding, Spurrier said, was to make sure he didn’t have too much thrown at him from a mental standpoint.
Like last week, Nunez will most likely keep his pass attempts down against UCF. He needs game experience to get better with his throwing, and with his running ability and at least two healthy tailbacks ready on Saturday, the Gamecocks should lean on the ground game. That also keeps USC’s defense off the field, which I think we all agree needs to be done as much as possible.
The main thing is to walk the line between asking him to be this team’s field general and not throwing too much at him. Some of that comes from the defense – make sure he doesn’t have to play from behind too much – and some comes from the sideline. The K.I.S.S. approach is stamped on the first page of this week’s game plan.
That acronym isn’t for the rock group.