If Texas A&M needed bulletin board material for the SEC Network’s marquee season opener at South Carolina on Aug. 28, Steve Spurrier delivered Wednesday during an appearance in front of the Columbia Touchdown Club.

“They haven’t played the bigger teams so their schedule has been a little misleading,” Spurrier said according to GoGamecocks.com.

It was a direct shot at some of the Aggies’ 20 victories over the last two seasons, a total featuring not-so-impressive wins over Sam Houston St., UTEP and Rice.

Texas A&M’s non-conference schedule this fall isn’t much different, a four-game slate against Lamar, Rice, SMU and Louisiana Monroe. Last season, those teams combined to finish 26-24.

Spurrier loves rivalry games and has beaten Palmetto State brethren Clemson five straight years. He doesn’t understand why the Aggies have ended their intense annual battle with their in-state rival, Texas.

“I find it interesting that they quit playing Texas,” Spurrier said. “They played Texas 115 years like we have played Clemson and then they left that Big 12 conference and both schools got mad at each other and said, ‘We aren’t going to play you anymore.’ It would be like us and Clemson saying we are not playing anymore. Our whole state would go crazy. The governor would get involved in that.”

The countdown to kickoff is 15 days.