Spurrier proclaims Gamecocks are ready to contend for SEC title

Originally Published: August 17, 2007
By Ron Higgins | Special to ESPN.com

When Steve Spurrier arrived at South Carolina as head coach three seasons ago, he acted like a man humbled by his two-year failure to resuscitate the NFL's Redskins. You'd thought an imposter had stolen his visor.

The former Florida coach who spoke with forked tongue all through the 1990s, ridiculing Florida State, Tennessee and Georgia and making no apologies for putting up 40 and 50 points on a weekly basis, was suddenly Mr. Golly Gosh.

Well, Steve, how's your ...

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