The South Carolina Gamecocks take on the LSU Tigers presumably in Williams-Brice Stadium this Saturday. While the location and status of the game may be somewhat up in the air, the presence of Leonard Fournette is a given. Steve Spurrier discussed how the Gamecocks plan to slow down Fournette amongst other topics in his weekly gathering with the media.
Here are some highlights from the Week 6 press conference:
On the recent flooding in Columbia and surrounding areas:
Steve Spurrier: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the flood victims." Pulling for them. Appreciate the first responders.— GamecockCentral.com (@GamecockCentral) October 6, 2015
Spurrier sent in a contribution to the Red Cross and hope that the others will do so as well.— GamecockCentral.com (@GamecockCentral) October 6, 2015
On LSU running back Leonard Fournette:
Steve Spurrier: "I think it’s a little too early to (compare Fournette to Herschel and Bo). Certainly he could be."— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) October 6, 2015
Spurrier: Defensively -- "We'll do what every team tries to do when they play LSU. Hasn't really stopped them much yet."— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) October 6, 2015
Spurrier: Fournette -- "It's hard for a DB to tackle him. He's going for the goal line when he gets to the secondary."— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) October 6, 2015
On Lorenzo Nunez's development and play last week:
Lorenzo Nunez fell on his shoulder in the game and sprained it. Probably won't throw today, but should be good by Saturday.— GamecockCentral.com (@GamecockCentral) October 6, 2015
Spurrier: "I don't know if I could do all the things we ask those quarterbacks do. It's a little more difficult than maybe it looks."— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) October 6, 2015
On any comparison's to the 2005 team that started 0-3 in the SEC:
HBC asked if this team reminds him of 2005 team that went from 0-3 to 5-3 SEC. "No, not really. I guess that’s not too encouraging words"— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) October 6, 2015
Preparations for LSU:
Spurrier: "We'll talk about trying to play our best against LSU." Nothing to the team about giving the state a bright spot after this week.— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) October 6, 2015
Steve Spurrier: "Sometimes our practices aren’t real pretty either. I wish I could say we look real good in practice but..."— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) October 6, 2015
RB Brandon Wilds should be 100% by Saturday, and will start if he is. It looks like he'll be able to practice most of the week.
WR Deebo Samuel has been kept out with a hamstring injury the past couple of weeks, but could be back this week.
C Alan Knott could come back this week, but Spurrier believes Zack Bailey has filled in just fine thus far.
You can catch Spurrier's full press conference, as well as safety Isaiah Johnson and T.J. Holoman's presser here.