… the more Steve Spurrier remains a dick.
You know what else the OBC can say? Since he’s been at South Carolina, he’s won as many SEC championships as UT’s coaches have, too.
Gotta give Spurdog credit – there are times when he makes me laugh.
Nit pick and grumble all you like about defensive shortcomings, special teams brain farts, Bobo’s playcalling… whatever. This season is rapidly shaping up as my favorite under Richt, if for no reason other than this one.
It’s killing him; it really is.
It was hot and humid last Saturday in Orlando. Working the sidelines in the sun for several hours can take a lot out of a guy. There’s a cure for that, though.
The catch is that you probably shouldn’t go on television shortly after feeling more like a man in that way.
That being said, you’ve got to admire the “aw, screw it” attitude behind this response.
Questions about Spurrier’s on-air manner during the broadcast have been raised on local and national websites.
Asked if that was due to fatigue, Spurrier said, “I guess so.”
When asked if he was impaired in any way, he said, “I hope not.”
When asked if he had been drinking after the game, Spurrier replied, “Whether or not I have a few beers after every game for the past 29 years I don’t think I need to get into all that. Most coaches that I know we probably do have a few beers after ballgames after building up all week and so forth…”
Maybe Spurdog ought to get Brent Musburger to work The Steve Spurrier Show. A little knowing empathy never hurts.
This makes me so sad.
Maybe next year, Steve-o.
Bet you thought that’s a quote from one of Georgia’s coaches. It’s not. It’s from the OBC, who’s putting on a new visor this week (h/t Smart Football).
South Carolina’s head ball coach will be the ol’ secondary coach this week at practice.
Steve Spurrier said Sunday he’ll work with defensive backs to prepare for Kentucky this Saturday. The banged-up Gamecocks (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) squandered nearly all of an 18-point lead and escaped UCF with a 28-25 victory Saturday.
Spurrier said he’ll help make sure No. 13 South Carolina’s safeties and cornerbacks keep the ball in front of them and don’t allow the big plays they did against the Knights. UCF rallied back on Blake Bortles’ 73-yard touchdown pass to Rannell Hall and a 79-yard throw to Breshad Perriman that led to Hall’s 7-yard scoring catch.
Spurrier, a Heisman Trophy winner as Florida’s quarterback in 1966, says he’ll teach the players how to break on a passer’s throws…
[Insert Willie Martinez snark here.]
Seriously, that’s a remarkable comment to make publicly there. But it also goes to show how widespread defensive issues are across the SEC this season.
About the uptick in offense in the SEC so far, Steve Spurrier says po-tay-to (“The more you look at it the more you see that the offenses are difficult to stop. They really are…”) and Nick Saban (“who suggested the SEC might lack the same number of ‘dominant defensive players’ as in the recent past”) says po-tah-to.
A few odds and ends for your sampling pleasure…
… is evidently that he can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.
Spurrier being Spurrier, he discussed Finebaum for a few minutes and slipped in a nice jab at rival coaches.
“Oh, I do his show maybe twice a year,” he told me. “I don’t do a lot of them. We get a lot of requests all the time. Some head coaches they enjoy doing that and they feel like it’s positive publicity for their school and their team. I don’t like to do them all the time — I’m still coaching. When you’re trying to call the offense and run the plays you’ve got a lot on your mind. Most of the head coaches, that’s what they do, they talk to the media. They don’t coach anything so that’s what they do. They talk. I try to still coach.”
PAWWWLLL, I’m just wondering how thin the OBC’s schtick is wearing with his peers. I’ll hang up and listen.
What’s the difference between a newspaper publisher and a college football head coach? You can shame the publisher.