Here’s what a few notable head coaches said after Saturday’s key games:

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STEVE SPURRIER on what he called one of the worst wins of his career (at Vanderbilt): “The way we play is embarrassing, and I’m the head coach of this embarrassing group of guys. We are who we are. We’re not a very good team but we’re 3-1 somehow and we’ve got all the voters fooled thinking we’re pretty good I guess because we beat Georgia. I don’t know what all can help this team, I really don’t.”

NICK SABAN following Blake Sims’ near-record passing outing in win over Florida: “He made a couple of nice plays scrambling today, which is going to be a real asset for him. People have to respect him as a passer. He has made too many plays and too many good throws for people to not respect him as a passer. He’s done a really good job for us.”

DAN MULLEN on Mississippi State notching its first road win over a ranked team since 1986 at LSU: “We were able to get that win against, as everybody knows, one of the best teams in the country, in one of the hardest environments to play.”

GARY PINKEL following Mizzou’s shocking home loss to Indiana: “Any time there’s a game that close you can go back and find a lot of little things that could have been different. Ultimately, it plays out the way it does. Like any game, win or lose, we’ll go back and evaluate what we’ve done and where we need to improve and things we can correct. That’s what we’ll work hard to do starting tomorrow morning.”

WILL MUSCHAMP after his Gators gave up a school record 645 yards in Tuscaloosa: “We couldn’t stay on the field [offensively]. We couldn’t get off the field defensively. As the game wore on, we just wore down.”

LES MILES trying to interpret LSU’s miscues against Mississippi State: “You kind of go back, review this, and say, ‘what exactly happened here?’ To me, we kind of misfired on offense at times and defensively, probably half a dozen times. They got unbelievable play by their quarterback.”

DEREK MASON after Vanderbilt kept it close with South Carolina: “It was our best overall game. We are a young, good football team with veterans leading the way. We need to tighten down what we do. We need to anchor down.”