Q&A with USC's Wilson

Published: Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 10:29 p.m.

Five questions with South Carolina senior linebacker Shaq Wilson

Q: Does everyone on the team know that Steve Spurrier used to coach at Florida? Does it add a little something to the game knowing that he has a history in Gainesville?

A: Yeah, everybody knows that he was a successful coach over there. He helped make it a prominent program. As far as it adding anything to the game, I think we already have a lot to play for. But no, he doesn't really mention it to us. He doesn't worry about the past too much.

Q: Who is a better runner between QBs Jeff Driskel and Connor Shaw?

A: If you ask me who the better quarterback is, I'd say ours. I think they're both real good runners, real good dual-threat quarterbacks. Driskel is good at making plays with his legs.

Q: How important is a 100 percent healthy Marcus Lattimore to the Gamecocks' success this season?

A: It's always important to have a great running back like him, and he's one of the best in the country. He's a Heisman Trophy candidate. He's definitely important to our success.

Q: South Carolina is 5th in the nation in defense, and Florida is 6th. Is there a motivation to prove which defense is better this week?

A: It's all about pride. We're trying to be the best defense in the SEC and in the whole nation.

Q: As a senior, you've played in The Swamp. What do you remember most about playing there?

A: I've (been) there twice. I played there as a freshman (in 2008) and then two years ago when we beat them to go to the SEC Championship. It's a great SEC atmosphere. They cheer really loud for their team.

Spurrier on Shaq Wilson

“He's having an All-conference linebacker year, maybe an All-American type year ... He's really been a good player for us.”

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