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at Florida-Post-Game Quotes
The Rivalry
The Record

USC Head Coach Steve Spurrier:

Opening Statement:

"Coulda, woulda, shoulda. If this, if that. Blah, blah, blah."

"Syvelle can break on the ball. He almost got one there, knocked one down. He was very good back there."

"Everybody in the stadium knew where he (Tim Tebow) was running. Yet we couldn't stop it."

"It wasn't the loud singing (crowd noise) I was used to.  I was used to some loud singing between the third and fourth, but (those crowds weren't) as tenuous as it was tonight."

"We were just trying to figure if we had our biggest guys there. I think he would have blocked anybody's kick. I may be wrong."

USC Player Quotes:

Ryan Succop:

"I never saw it. My head was down; I just heard it. I just heard the ball knock off his hand. I hit every single one of those balls the same way that I hit them all season. I give a lot of credit to Florida. Those guys got up and did a good job. I don't know how tall that guy was that blocked the one."

"It's just frustrating because we had an opportunity to help out the team tonight and to win a ballgame. Unfortunately, we just didn't get the job done."

Sidney Rice:

"I told everybody, 'Don't worry, he's going to get it.  Sure enough, somebody got a hand on the ball.  I've got faith in Succop to kick it from anywhere. If he kicks it from 55 yards, I've got faith in him."

"I'm coming back.  We've got a whole lot of talent on this team. Everybody is young, including me. We've got a lot to look forward to."

Syvelle Newton:

"There's not too many people who can go play against the number (six) team in the nation, and in one week practice (and play) safety. It was hard learning it. But once I picked it up, I was right there and ready to go."

"He (Steve Spurrier) said earlier in the week he felt like the win last year was the win for him.  This week, he said it's about us. We've got to go out and win. It's not about him. He said, 'You're going to see the little Ring of Honor with my name on it.' But he's not worried about that. He's going in to win for Gamecock football."

Blake Mitchell:

"I wanted to win as bad for (Spurrier) as I wanted to for myself. We would have made history if we had won. But we didn't."

Ike Crofoot:

"I told him he's got it. I told him this is what we practice for everyday. He hit it good. He hit it real good. He's a great kicker. It's too bad."

Florida Head Coach Urban Meyer:


"Everybody in the stadium knew where he (Tim Tebow) was running. Yet we couldn't stop it."  ~Steve Spurrier (On Tim Tebow running the ball)