Steve Spurrier hilariously zings Texas when asked about Longhorns leaving Big 12
Texas is not yet an official member of the SEC, but the Longhorns are already on the receiving end of Steve Spurrier zingers.
Spurrier was asked for his thoughts about the hottest story in college sports during a Wednesday Zoom call with reporters.
“I can understand Texas jumping over,” Spurrier said. “They get to play Texas A&M again. … They can’t win the Big 12 anyway. I think they’ve only won two in the last 30 years or so. So I can see Texas jumping over — more money, playing A&M, this, that and the other…”
Spurrier’s numbers are off just a tad. The Big 12 played its first conference championship game in 1996, which Texas won. The Longhorns also won the conference title in 2005 and 2009 for 3 in the last 25 years. Texas entered the Big 12 coming off of Southwest Conference titles in 1994 (co-champions) and 1995.
Spurrier should certainly remember Texas’ 1996 conference title. The Longhorns’ upset over Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship Game helped clear the way for Florida’s rematch with Florida State in the national championship game.
Spurrier said he’s somewhat surprised that the Sooners are making the move to the SEC.
“They are the champion of the Big 12. I mean, they win it almost every year. They’ve won what, 4, 5 in a row, something like that?” Spurrier said. “I just don’t think they are going to come over to the SEC and win with any regularity the way they win the Big 12. Their fans, they may say, ‘Yeah, now we can beat Alabama and LSU and all these dudes.’ It may not happen like that.”
“It’s obviously more money,” Spurrier continued. “I feel sad for the other (Big 12) schools – Kansas State, Kansas, Iowa State and all those guys. They obviously need those two schools there. But, looks like it’s gonna happen. Maybe it will work out for the best.”