No. 6 Tigers, No. 10 Gamecocks show mutual respect
By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier truly likes Clemson's Dabo Swinney. The Gamecocks coach also likes the mutual respect coming from both sides of the Palmetto State's biggest rivalry.
No. 6 Clemson (10-1) plays at No. 10 South Carolina (9-2) on Saturday night. The Tigers are trying to end a four-game losing streak in the rivalry, while the Gamecocks look to continue a school-record 17-game home win streak.
And there's not much off-the-field spice in the 111th meeting. Instead, it's been a mutual admiration society headed up by the head coaches.
That hasn't always been the case. Two years ago, Swinney took exception to a comment wrongly attributed to Spurrier and went on a rant tearing down Gamecocks football.
Spurrier last season said Swinney usually talks a "bunch of garbage."
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:22:19 GMT
Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season...Full Story >
Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after...Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:30:45 GMT
Jeremy Johnson passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Nick Marshall returned from suspension with a 19-yard scoring run to lift No. 6 Auburn to a 45-21 opening victory over Arkansas on Saturday.Full Story >
The Auburn offense didn't slow down a bit, even with Nick Marshall a spectator for half the game.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:40:52 GMT
Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia...Full Story >
Blake Sims took a seat on the bench next to Jake Coker after leading Alabama to a score and the two chatted for a few minutes before it was time for the offense to go back on the field.Full Story >