Spurrier: Playing Michigan Is Special


By Kyle Dauberman

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- The 10th (BCS) ranked Gamecocks will play the 18th (BCS) ranked Michigan Wolverines in this year's Outback bowl in Tampa, Florida. Head Football Coach Steve Spurrier says playing Michigan is different than playing other program.

Coach Spurrier is looking forward to taking on the Michigan for the first time in his career because of their history and tradition. Spurrier responded to a question about playing iconic Michigan and responded with reference to the original rumors of playing Northwestern by saying " If you beat Northwestern, or if you get beat by Northwestern, you don't achieve quite as much by playing Michigan. When you play a team with stature and the tradition, reputation of the University of Michigan its something special."

Spurrier also talked about his respect for former Wolverine's coach Bo Schembechler, saying "I'm a great follower and have great respect for him as one of the best coaches of all time. Some of his sayings I'll still use today. I have tremendous admiration for Michigan, Michigan football and the players that have played there."

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