09/09/03 USC Football Notes and Quotes

<b>Columbia, S.C.</b> - 25th-ranked South Carolina continued preparations for its showdown against #8 Georgia this Saturday in Athens with a 2 hour practice Tuesday ...

Injury update heading into the Georgia game: DT Brandon Schweitzer turned his ankle in practice and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday; P Josh Brown turned his ankle in practice and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday; DT Randy Jackson was suffering from high blood pressure during the afternoon workout.

Coach Lou Holtz Says: "The good news is that we haven't peaked yet this week. We had a good, workmanlike day, but we made too many mistakes ... David Greene may be the best quarterback in the country right now. He throws a great ball; he's completing 73 percent of his passes; and he knows what he wants to do with the football ... Georgia is a very difficult place to play and I'm sure their fans will be excited ... We've got a lot of players from the state of Georgia, but this isn't about them going back to try and prove something. This is a big game, no question about that. I won't worry about our lack of focus heading into this game ... This team is learning how to practice and stay focused ... Last year's film (13-7 loss) doesn't bring back very many pleasant memories. I've never seen a film of a funeral, but that kind of reminded me of one ... Right now, our defense is ahead of our offense in the passing game ... (when asked about if he said something to say to long snapper Ike Crofoot after the freshman tackled the UVA punt returner before he ever fielded the ball) "I said more than a few things to him. I told him he needed to go to confession because he caused me to sin ... (when asked if Chavez Donnings will be eligible to play this week after sitting out the first two games due to an eligibility issue) "I assume he will be able to play. I haven't heard anything official ... I will talk to the team a little more Thursday about playing on the road, etc."

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