Here are my better-late-than-never thoughts on the USC-Auburn game.
While I don’t think you can feel very good about things after giving up 492 yards of offense, I keep thinking about the fact that the Gamecocks not only did that but also turned the ball over four times in the fourth quarter and still had a chance to tie the game in the final minute.
It seems that fact is not lost on head coach Steve Spurrier, either.
"The entire team, we weren’t as sharp as we needed to be to beat Auburn, but we still had our chances without the turnovers," Spurrier said Sunday.
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I’m also torn as to whether or not this is a good time to have a bye week, although I’m leaning toward, "No, it’s not."
The Gamecocks have two injured players who might benefit from the extra week -- safety DeVonte Holloman (concussion) and offensive lineman Hutch Eckerson (ankle) -- but there’s something to be said for getting right back to it after a tough loss.