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Steve Spurrier taking loss hard

COLUMBIA, SC (TheBigSpur.com) South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier was directly asked about his mindset in terms of continuing coaching after his team suffered its third loss by way of brutal collapse- with a double digit lead with seven minutes or less left in the fourth quarter- in a 45-42 home overtime loss to Tennessee.

"That thought process has hit me the last 10 years when you have a game like this," Spurrier said. "We have some good players here. We think we believe we have help on the way. We think we have some good defensive players and good offensive players, too. But we will see how all of that plays out."

Spurrier sounded somewhat melancholy during his Sunday teleconference with the media.

"I like to beat teams when it looks like you are supposed to beat them these are not losses I am used to having (during my career)," Spurrier said. "These things haven't happened in the past. I guess you coach long enough odds are things are going to happen. I am not the only coach that loses a heartbreaking game.

"We had our chances as we know and didn't get it done," Spurrier said. "I thought we had some enthusiasm. We plan to go to Florida and give them our best shot then come home (vs. South Alabama) and then go to Clemson."

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