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Number three, we're going to play very smart and we're not going to beat ourselves. If the other team is better than us and they just out execute us and play better then we can live with that, but we're going to play smart and give ourselves every opportunity to win the game. ---->>>

But as coaches, we need to get a little more fire and passion and be more demanding that our guys get the job done. I think players will respond to that, and we'll see. ---->>>

I don't want to coach too far into my 60s. By then, I'll be playing golf four or five times a week. ---->>>

So I don't really believe that how many years you've had in the league determines how well your players play... Coaching is coaching. ---->>>

Number two, we're going to play with a lot of effort. Our guys are going to be in such good shape that fatigue is not going to be a problem. We're going to play with full effort from snap to whistle on every play the entire game. ---->>>

Number four, we're going to play like winners, play the game the way it's meant to be played. Don't get full of yourself if something good happens. Don't get too depressed when something bad happens. ---->>>

I really believe everything is here for us to be very successful. ---->>>

What I've been telling everyone that loves Carolina football is that we are going to put a team out there that, number one, is in good shape. We're going to be fit, we are going to be able to play the whole game and we're not going to poop out. ---->>>

But at some point, we've got to have disciplined play and have got to coach better. I'm not putting it on the players. We've got to coach them to tackle and block better. It's as simple as that. If we can do those things, we'll have a chance. ---->>>

So, I didn't say we are going to win a lot, but we are going to play like winners, and we've got a plan in place to teach our guys how to play like winners and play like a champion. ---->>>

We've got a support system that gives our players a wonderful opportunity to graduate. If they go to class and give good effort, they can graduate from this school, and I believe that's important when you go out recruiting. ---->>>

I do have some young coaches, but I don't really believe that is the biggest problem we have here. ---->>>

Our stadium seats over 80,000, and we sell all of our tickets. ---->>>

Obviously my last two years in the NFL were not much fun at all. ---->>>

I think I've got an outstanding defensive assistant staff that's really going to help us have consistent, strong defenses. And offensively, we have an excellent staff. We've got some younger guys on offense, but that's what I coach and have my entire coaching career. ---->>>

Our coaches want to be a part of South Carolina football when they win it for the first time. When they win the division, when they win the SEC, win a major bowl game, etc. The opportunities to do it all for the first time here make it extra special. ---->>>

All I can say is that I'm going to try to coach the way I've coached in the past. And if it ends up not being good enough, then so be it. ---->>>

So you get two good hours on the field about every day, you get about an hour and a half in the meeting room and that's pretty much all you need to thoroughly coach your team. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-20, 1945
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Occupation: Coach
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Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945) is a former American football player and coach. Spurrier served as the head coach of three college and two professional teams. He was also a standout college football player, and spent a decade playing professionally in the National Football League (NFL). Spurrier retired from coaching in 2015 and now serves as an ambassador and consultant for the University of Florida's athletic department (wikipedia)