Published January 5, 2014 - 6:29pmNEW: Follow on facebook -
Fresh off Clemson’s Dabo Swinney attempting to troll South Carolina, Steve Spurrier is firing back, via ESPN.com.
“Well, he’s right,” Spurrier said. “We’ve never even been to a BCS bowl. We can’t get invited. We’re in the SEC.”
With the BCS coming to a close, Spurrier may not have to use his rebuttal in the near future. Thankfully, the new College Football Playoff will allow two teams from the same conference.
The Ol’ Ball Coach has turned around a dormant program that has finished with 11 wins the last three seasons, and coming off another 11-2 season, Spurrier is declaring the Gamecocks the ‘national champions of bowl season’, via ESPN.com.
“We’re looking for any kind of championship we can find around here. We don’t have many. It’s amazing how we found ways to win this year. It just seemed like we kept having good things happen to us ever since we left Knoxville [a 23-21 loss to Tennessee on Oct. 19].
“There’s going to be about 11 of us who are somewhere around 11-2 or 12-2, so we’ll see how it all shakes out [referring to final top 25],” Spurrier said. “But I’m going ahead and declaring us the national champion of the bowl season.”
Spurrier’s Gamecocks beat the Fiesta Bowl winner (UCF), Orange Bowl winner (Clemson) and the Cotton Bowl winner (Mizzou). With that, the Gamecocks beat three top 15 teams.
The only three programs in college football to have the kind of success South Carolina has had in three straight seasons has been Alabama, Oregon and Stanford.
And still, nobody is talking about South Carolina.
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