Florida legend Steve Spurrier shares key to upsetting Alabama
As the former head coach of the last SEC East team to beat Alabama, Steve Spurrier knows something about upsetting the Crimson Tide.
SEC Network host Peter Burns asked Spurrier about the key to taking down the Tide.
“The way you beat great teams, like Alabama, you just gotta play better,” Spurrier said. “You gotta have one of your best games ever … and maybe they don’t have one of their best games.”
Spurrier, who was the coach at South Carolina when the Gamecocks beat Alabama, also shared his admiration for Nick Saban’s program.
“Let me say this about Alabama,” said Spurrier. “I admire and respect them. It’s one of the best teams of all time. The way they do it, they play clean. They’ll hit you, but they don’t hit you out of bounds. They don’t get mouthy. They play the way you like to see people play sports. I’ve always admired the way they play, and they still play that way. That maybe it’s a secret to their success. Those football gods like those teams that really play fair.”
The game will air on CBS at 3:30 p.m. ET.
“The way you beat great teams, like Alabama, you just gotta play better. You gotta have one of your best games ever … and maybe they don’t have one of their best games.” —@SteveSpurrierUF
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 17, 2021