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Spurrier coy about potentially hiring Muschamp

(Source: TheBigSpur.com) (Source: TheBigSpur.com)

COLUMBIA S.C. (TheBigSpur.com)- South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier and former Florida coach Will Muschamp have not hidden the fact they have a close friendship and respect for one another. Spurrier, after defeating Florida 23-20 in overtime, was rather empathetic towards his brother in the coaching fraternity following the game on Saturday.

Given their relationship and the fact that the Gamecocks (5-5, 3-5) have struggled on defense this season, it isn't a reach to believe that Spurrier may want to have Muschamp on his staff in some capacity. Asked if there was a scenario that could see Muschamp land in Columbia next year, Spurrier didn't want to discuss the possibility.

"I don't have any comment one way or the other on that," Spurrier said.

The defense played perhaps its best game of the season against the Gators allowing 281 yards of offense and just 20 points at The Swamp. Spurrier was asked if a win in that manner would impact his thinking on changes in the offseason, but that wasn't something he wanted to address either.

"Oh, I don't need to talk about that," Spurrier said. "Let's talk about South Alabama. That's what I need to talk about."

With yesterday's results, South Carolina is now 13th in the league, ahead of Texas A&M, in total defense this year allowing 442.3 yards per game. The Gamecocks are still last in the conference in scoring defense giving up 32.7 points per game, slightly behind the 32.4 points that Vanderbilt allows.

The Gamecocks (5-5, 3-5) are last in the league in rushing defense and 10th in the SEC in pass defense.

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