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Spurrier's mid-week press conference

Lots of interesting stuff from Coach Spurrier here.

Probably the most important question to Gamecocks fans going into this game is, who will start at QB? As usual, Spurrier is playing coy with question, saying that there is a good chance that both will play.

Personally, I have no problem with both playing, but only if both playing means that Chris Smelley is the starter and gets most of the snaps while Tommy Beecher comes in occasionally to throw Georgia off by providing a more mobile QB threat. Spurrier said last spring that he was going to design more plays to take advantage of Stephen Garcia's mobility, so I see no reason why he can't do so for Beecher. However, I haven't seen any reason to believe that Beecher is capable of leading us to a major win as our full-time QB, so I believe Smelley should start.

Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be what Spurrier has in mind. He says that he's going to give either guy a chance to go the distance, which indicates that, yet again, this is going to be some sort of in-game tryout for the starting spot. I really don't think this is a good idea; a game against the number two team in the nation is no time to hold a tryout. He said the same thing last year before we played Vandy. Remember what happened then?

I still have faith in Spurrier, but this week he really has me scratching my head.

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