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Nov. 26, 2014

Coach Elliott
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The University of South Carolina football team (6-5, 3-5 SEC) practiced Wednesday afternoon inside Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks are preparing for Saturday’s annual Palmetto Bowl against the Clemson Tigers (8-3, 6-2 ACC). Game time is set for noon ET at Memorial Stadium in Clemson.

“We had a good practice today in the stadium,” said head coach Steve Spurrier, who will be coaching his 400th game on Saturday. “We’ll be in the stadium tomorrow and in the stadium on Friday before we go up there. Guys seemed excited to go play the Clemson Tigers. Hopefully we’ll play our best. We’re going to need to. We’ll kick it off and see what happens. We think we have a chance (to win). You always have a chance if you play well, but we’ve got to play well to beat them.

“We’ve got a lot to be thankful for,” continued the Head Ball Coach. “I told our guys to win these last two (against Florida and South Alabama) was pretty good for where we were. We’re going to try our best to win one more. It would be a pretty good comeback from some things that have happened this year. I’m proud of what our guys have done the last couple of games.”

The Gamecocks will host children from the Epworth Home for a Thanksgiving luncheon on Thursday before practicing at 1 pm.

ESPN will televise The Palmetto Bowl nationally, with Steve Levy and Kelly Stouffer in the booth and Dawn Davenport on the sidelines. Sports USA will have the national radio broadcast with Mike Morgan and Gary Barnett describing the action. As always, the Gamecock IMG Sports Network, including WNKT, 107.5 the Game in Columbia, will have all the action, with Todd Ellis and Tommy Suggs in the booth and Langston Moore working the sidelines.