How much of the South Carolina fanbase do you figure has been engaged in debating the merits of Skip Holtz and Steve Spurrier this weekend?
Speaking of the OBC, it looks like we’re going to get a heavy dose of the coy side of the man this week.
… Spurrier is 22-17 in his fourth season in Columbia heading into Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. CBS game against No. 2 Georgia (2-0, 0-0). After going 122-27-1 with six SEC titles and a national championship in 12 seasons at Florida, that has prompted some to wonder if the game may have passed him by.
“With the way we play offense, you can say that,” Spurrier said Sunday. “Two years ago, our offense was pretty good but it ain’t been very good lately, that’s for sure. That’s part of the game. If your team doesn’t play well, you’re not a very good coach and I’m not a very good coach right now. That’s just the way life is. When I had a bunch of guys running around scoring a bunch of points, I was a real good coach.”
Aww… isn’t that the cutest? Plus, he’s unsure. About everything.
But there’s always that little zinger that gets tossed in at the end.
“It’s very consistent each year,” South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said Sunday. “They’ve played very well the week before, and we’ve not played very well the week before. We’ve had pretty good games with them every year, so hopefully we can get in a close game with them and make a play or two to beat them. They’re certainly one of the best teams in the country, as we all know.”
As we all know, because he likes to remind us, the Dawgs have been there many times before when he’s beaten Georgia. Hopefully, Richt isn’t bothering to buy into Spurrier’s bs this year.
Georgia’s opened as a 7.5 point favorite for Saturday’s game.
12 responses to “Deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties…”
I don’t know if it is Spurrier or if it is because he went to Columbia. Scientifically speaking, Columbia is often termed a “sh*thole” and it seems that any coach regardless of skill can win at that place.
Take the Dawgs and laugh. It will not be close.
It is time that we whip their panties off. No more playing our worst game of the year against these clowns. Right now, I am thinking that we score near 30 points. If we do that, Darth Visor will have lost his 6th straight SEC game and will start looking for a comfortable place to retire.
Since Spurrier has been at SCU, he’s scored 15, 0, and 16 points in three games against UGA with 6 of those that first year coming on an interception return. So, the offensive genius has produced a staggering 25 points in 3 years. This year would seem to be his worst offensive so far. I know traditionally SCU plays us very close, but this year the stars aren’t going to line up for them like they normally do. They are already disappointed, which they normally aren’t. They had two actual real life opponents, so they haven’t been able to gameplan for us all summer. SCU will probably go back to playing us tough next year, but this year is going to be a lot like 2003. 30-10, Dawgs roll.
Spurrier makes me so mad I can’t help but throw my visor and stomp on my clipboard. I’d love another shutout this year because I remember how badly that got under his skin. And that’s a good place to be….under Spurrier’s skin.
I don’t know if the game has passed him by, but ability to spin sure has.
I don’t think the game has passed him by. I think the ability to recruit with just his reputation has set sail. Not many kids now-a-days remember Spurrier in his prime at UF so his name doesn’t carry the glitz and glamor it used to. Plus as NebraskaDawg mentioned Columbia is a crap hole. Take this for example; my father-in-law is a huge Gamecock fan and supporter but he would not send either on of his daughters to the University. He actually sent one to Clem[p]son. If that’s what a fan thinks of the school then what do recruits think when they see the place?
Who would want to be a quarterback for OBC?
I’m reading all these confident comments, and I’m thinking we heard similar stuff in 2007 . . . and 2005 . . . and 2004 . . .
Yeah, the ‘Cocks were awful against Vandy, but think of Tennessee last year — they started 2-2 and all anyone could talk about was how Fulmer’s job was in jeopardy, and what did they do but punch us in the mouth about as hard as we’ve been punched at any point in the past decade. Spurrier’s team is hardly great on paper, but he always seems to whip out his best stuff for Georgia, and that stuff is good enough to beat us if we’re already looking ahead to Arizona State. There’s a reason that spread was set at -7.5.
This concludes your Wet Blanket Moment of the Day.
Well said, Doug.
We need to fix our kick off coverage, play better D, stop the penatlies and for pete sake win the game.
I don’t want to wake up at 3 in the morning and be like, ” we lost to Carolina.”
“I woke up like 3:00 o’clock in the morning.I was like ‘we just lost to Vanderbilt’….”
Believe me,Young Captain…it can get worse.
Usually when I’m overconfident about a game, the Dawgs lay an egg. If ever there was a year I should be overconfident, it should be this year….but, for some reason, I’m not. Maybe that’s a good sign.
I don’t think SS was ‘saving’ anything for us and chose not to use it against Vandy, losing to them isn’t worth beating us, SS’s ego is too big to do that.
I think that if we have one or fewer turnovers we’ll win the game. Hope CMR’s got the stick-um ready!!!