Mark Richt: ‘I don’t hear Coach Spurrier complaining about [our schedule] this year’
Steve Spurrier has been known to speak his mind regarding anything related to Georgia. Whether it’s explaining why he loves to play the Bulldogs in the second week to jabbing UGA’s ‘weak’ schedule, Spurrier loves to get under the Dawgs’ craw, dating back to his days at Florida.
At last year’s media days, Spurrier was quoted comparing the Gamecocks’ and Bulldogs’ cross-divisional opponents.
“You think I make the schedule?” Spurrier said. “If I made the schedule, Georgia would be playing LSU, and we’d be playing Ole Miss.”
Georgia played Auburn and Ole Miss, while South Carolina played LSU and Arkansas in 2012. And Spurrier made it known publicly he wasn’t happy about it.
But he’s been noticeably quiet this offseason.
Mark Richt says UGA’s tough schedule has kept Spurrier at bay, via ESPN.
“We’ve got a tremendous schedule this year, we know,” Richt said. “I don’t hear Coach Spurrier complaining about it this year.”
Georgia opens up with the SEC’s toughest August/September schedule in 2013.
The first two games against Clemson and South Carolina should be a strong indicator of the season’s fate, but it won’t ultimately determine their fate. Clemson has no bearing on an SEC crown, and Georgia has won the East even after losing to South Carolina for two consecutive years. If Clemson and South Carolina aren’t enough to make UGA fans sweat, LSU comes calling in week five.
Of the three SEC East powers, South Carolina drew the most favorable slate with the 10th ranked strength of schedule, while Georgia’s strength of schedule finished No. 8 overall in the SEC. South Carolina plays Arkansas and Mississippi State (combined 12-13 in ’12) and Georgia tackles LSU and Auburn (combined 13-12 in ’12).
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