What’s not to like about South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier? I mean, he goes shirtless at Daytona and practice, and he owns the city of Columbia now. He pretty much built Florida into a machine in the early 90’s, and he has a very talented team returning to the field next year.
But we love Spurrier best when he jabs his opponents in rare form.
Spurrier recently had a Q&A with ESPN, and he had a few jabs to lend out, spring football style.
Here’s Spurrier talking about playing Georgia the sixth week instead of the traditional second week of the season:
“I don’t know. I sort of always liked playing them that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended.”
And Georgia does indeed have three key players suspended for week two, but the Bulldogs only take on new East member Missouri and not the Gamecocks.
Here’s Spurrier taking a jab at Nick Saban and what he’s accomplished at Alabama:
“He’s got a nice little gig going, a little bit like (John) Calipari. He tells guys, ‘Hey, three years from now, you’re going to be a first-round pick and go.’ If he wants to be the greatest coach or one of the greatest coaches in college football, to me, he has to go somewhere besides Alabama and win, because they’ve always won there at Alabama.”
Are you not entertained?!
I guess that’s why Spurrier took what is considered a lower-tier SEC job when he returned from the NFL and built it into a winner at Carolina. He did the same thing at Florida.
You have to love the Ole Ball Coach!