Spurrier: We'll 'lick our wounds' during bye week

Spurrier: We'll 'lick our wounds' during bye week


AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said the Gamecocks will "lick our wounds" and work to improve during a bye week after two disappointing collapses have the one-time Southeastern Conference East favorites all but out of the title chase.

South Carolina (3-3, 2-3 SEC) held late double-digit leads in its past two games, yet lost to division rivals Missouri (21-20) and Kentucky (45-38). The defeats knocked the Gamecocks out of the Top 25 for the first time since early 2010.

The off week gives Spurrier and his coaching staff the chance to identify and correct mistakes before returning to the field against FCS opponent Furman on Oct. 18.

The Gamecocks' head coach told fans he's embarrassed by the team's showing and will work to improve things the second half.

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