It’s not a visor toss, but the disgust still comes through.
In fairness, he’s got some reasons for that.
Tidbits to sample at week’s end…
Spurrier on scheduling, "playing East Carolina is probably tougher than playing one of those bottom tier Big Ten Teams,"—
William Gunter (@WillGunter560) August 03, 2014
What I love most about the quip is that it works on two levels for me – the Big Ten snark and the reminder that, while Georgia has a bye week before heading to Columbia, the OBC can’t devote 100% of his attention to the Dawgs that week… as much as you know he’d like to.
Given Spurrier’s famously tolerant attitude towards the media, let’s just say I hope this has potential.
This could be the breakout hit the SEC Network’s hoping for.
Jesus, Dabo, talk about throwing a hanging curve…
Steve Spurrier on Dabo Swinney’s “He’s from Pluto, I’m from Mars” quote: “Dabo still thinks there are 9 planets out there"—
Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 22, 2014
Spurrier doesn’t miss too many of those.
Don’t you have the feeling the OBC is about to go on the warpath with SC’s admission’s office? (If he already hasn’t, I mean.)
Eight members of South Carolina’s 21-man signing class have yet to enroll in school, and the Gamecocks are resigned to the fact that not all the remaining players will qualify, recruiting coordinator Steve Spurrier Jr. told The State on Wednesday.
Defensive ends Dante Sawyer and Kalan Ritchie have previously announced they will not meet qualifying requirements and attend junior college with the hope of re-signing with South Carolina. The USC options for defensive end signee Jhaustin Thomas appear to be done after he failed to qualify from his junior college.
Cornerbacks Wesley Green, Chris Lammons and Darin Smalls, fullback Joe Blue and defensive tackle Dexter Wideman still are trying to meet qualifying standards in time to join the Gamecocks in August.
Eight out of twenty-one… whoa. Mark Richt has lost control over South Carolina’s academics? Too soon?
My favorite part of this Spurrier Q&A is how he manages to reflect on going 6-2 in the SEC each of the last three seasons without winning the division and yet not mention Georgia.
That’s just the way it’s happened. To go 6-2 in the conference, which is the best record ever for South Carolina – and we did it three years in a row – how can you be upset? We are disappointed that we beat the division winner and they never lost again, but give them credit. Give the other guy credit. Jack Nicklaus finished runner-up 19 times in the majors. Of course, he won 18, but every time he finished runner-up, he shook the hand of the other guy and said, ‘Well done, you beat me.’ Missouri ran the table after we beat them. People kept asking me, I said, ‘If they win it all, I’ll call coach (Gary) Pinkel and congratulate him,’ and that’s exactly what I did.
Which is not to say he forgot about Georgia’s existence.
All you have to do is look around a little bit. Who would have thought Florida would go 4-8. Georgia didn’t finish in the Top 25.
So sayeth the best coach in South Carolina’s history.