Steve Spurrier recalls South Carolina beating Alabama in 2010, ribs Nick Saban
Thanks to the addition of a legends panel this year, Steve Spurrier was back at SEC Media Days.
During his two stints as a head coach in the SEC, at Florida (1990-2001) and South Carolina (2005-15), the HBC was the event’s undisputed headliner. Tuesday, it was his time with the Gamecocks that led to a classic Spurrier quip. When Spurrier looked back on his 2010 Gamecocks squad beating Alabama, he couldn’t resist getting in a dig at Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban.
“It was just one of those games where our guys really, really played well, and Alabama, they didn’t have their best stuff that day,” Spurrier said.
The HBC always has to get in a quip or a zinger.
“In fact, they tried a fake field goal that day that wasn’t very smart,” he added.
The fake field goal was called early in the fourth quarter when South Carolina had a 28-21 lead, giving the ball back to the Gamecocks, who scored another touchdown to go up 35-21, the game’s final score.
Alabama and South Carolina are set to meet again on Sept. 14 in Columbia, South Carolina. That game has already been set for a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff on CBS. We’ll all be watching for any crucial fake field goals.
Steve Spurrier recalls the 2010 Alabama-South Carolina game: “It was just one of those games where our guys really, really played well, and Alabama, they didn’t have their best stuff that day. In fact, they tried a fake field goal that day that wasn’t very smart.”#SECMD19
— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) July 16, 2019