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Smelley Will Start Against UK

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Steve Spurrier is glad he can concentrate
on improving the play of one starter at quarterback for South
Carolina - instead of auditioning passers at practice.
Spurrier affirmed Tuesday that sophomore Chris Smelley would
start at Kentucky on Saturday for the Gamecocks, who have won their
past three games.
Smelley threw for a career-high 327 yards and tied a career best
with three touchdowns to rally South Carolina past Ole Miss 31-24
last weekend.
Spurrier said Smelley wasn't perfect, but added the offense made
strides on the way to ending a six-game losing streak in the
Southeastern Conference.
Spurrier has a 15-0 lifetime mark against the Wildcats: 12 wins
as the coach at Florida and three in Columbia with the Gamecocks.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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