South Carolina is the only team in the SEC that will play two out-of-conference teams from a power five conference this season, and head coach Steve Spurrier believes other programs need to get on the Gamecocks’ level.
“I think some other schools should toughen up their schedules a bit,” Spurrier told members of the media on Wednesday.
South Carolina will play two teams from the ACC this year. The Gamecocks opened the season with a 17-13 win over North Carolina and will close it with the annual rivalry matchup against Clemson.
Even though his team seems to have a tougher out-of-conference schedule than other SEC teams, Spurrier knows who you play isn’t as important as your record against them.
“(Former Georgia Tech coach) Pepper Rodgers one time said, ‘At the end of the year, they don’t ask you who you beat or who you played,’” Spurrier said. “They say, ‘What was your record?’ That’s the way life is. Whatever your record, that’s who you are for the offseason.”
South Carolina has the 22nd toughest schedule in the country according to fbschedules.com.
Spurrier:- "Our schedule is plenty tough. Should other schools? Yeah I think some other schools should toughen up their schedule a bit"
— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) September 16, 2015