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South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats: Steve Spurrier Press Conference

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Gamecocks' Shon Carson, Brandon Wilds, Isaiah Johnson and Head Coach Steve Spurrier met with the media late Tuesday morning.

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Week 2 of the regular season is already hitting full stride. Running backs Shon Carson and Brandon Wilds, along with free safety Isaiah Johnson and head coach Steve Spurrier, joined the media today to preview this week's conference and home opener against the Kentucky Wildcats and look back on last Thursday's victory in Charlotte. Here's some highlights from today's media gathering:

On last year's loss to Kentucky:

It's pretty clear that last year's loss in Lexington has fueled much of the motivation this offseason and will continue to help the Gamecocks improve in practice this week. The defense will definitely come out hunting for revenge.

On looking ahead to this week's matchup:

Spurrier hopes the team can improve off of last week's victory. Says the offense did do some things well last week, such as running the clock out, but wants to see more open receivers and a better ariel attack this Saturday. Excited for the first year players to get to experience Willy-B under the lights.

On the wide receiver rotation:

It's no secret South Carolina struggled to find open receivers down field last week. But it doesn't look like the rotation will be any different than what we saw against UNC.

That said, the receiving corps has added one new guy.

Quick update on the back-up center situation:

Zack Bailey is currently listed as the back-up center behind Alan Knott, but Spurrier did mention the possibility of the smaller Clayton Stadnik competing for that slot as well.

Injury update:

It appears as though the starters on offense who got banged up last Thursday should be good to go starting today.

On the unveiling of the George Rodgers statue:

As for his own statue down in Gainesville: