COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier doesn't even want to hear suggestions this year's Gamecocks might have a late season swoon like the past two years.
Spurrier pointed out Tuesday that the Gamecocks are 6-3, which for this year's team full of young players is pretty good.
Spurrier later interrupted a reporter's question about whether fans should worry about another late season meltdown. The Gamecocks lost five in a row to end 2007 and 4 of their last six in 2008.
Spurrier says he is just reminding his players they will likely be underdogs the rest of the season and should simply play the best they can.
After playing at Arkansas on Saturday, South Carolina hosts No. 1 Florida and Clemson to finish the season.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.