Columbia, SC (WLTX) - South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier is promising fans they'll see changes with his team when they watch them play Saturday against East Carolina.
"We've just tried to keep our guys moving better," Spurrier said. "[A] Sense of urgency. Seems like we've been a little too lackadaisical."
The team is coming off a disappointing 52-28 loss to Texas A&M in their season opener last Thursday in Columbia. After reviewing the game, Spurrier said he saw problems with both their execution of plays and the defensive schemes they tried to use to stop the Aggies.
"The other team was a lot faster than us the last game out. We're just trying to get our guys moving at a faster pace all the time very little standing around watching each other."
Spurrier said he wouldn't get too specific about the changes they're making in practice, but said that his coaches did make adjustments to some of their pass protection and rushing the passer drills.
Despite the lopsided score, Spurrier said his defense did make some good plays, and he credits quarterback Dylan Thompson with having a good game overall. He said the goal now is to try and learn from the mistakes.
"We gotta go play Saturday night and see how we do. Hopefully we can come out there and run around, show some fire, and act like we really love playing the game. I hope we can do that."
Spurrier also said that running back Mike Davis, who's healing from a rib bruise, will likely be ready to play this weekend.
Gametime for USC-East Carolina is 7 p.m.