Bright lights, big city

Steve Spurrier has a bone to pick with somebody on the recruiting trail.

“We don’t run into much of any negative recruiting around here as SEC coaches,” Spurrier said. “We were involved with a player who was being recruited by a Big Ten school. They got negative a little bit with ‘There’s a lot of crime in Columbia, the big city. They don’t graduate their players,’ which was completely untrue. They searched for a little bit of everything but the player came with us anyways.”

Crime in Columbia, the big city?  Shit, no wonder the genius can’t recruit kids to the Flats.


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12 responses to “Bright lights, big city

  1. sniffer

    Comparing campuses, culture, social environments and the like makes sense. If southern tier conferences and schools could get the recruits to visit in the spring when the coeds are shedding their winter wardrobes in favor of spring dresses and warm weather sportswear, well, it just wouldn’t be a fair fight, you know what I mean? Hell, even in Columbia SC, there’s enough “talent” to turn a young mans head…


  2. Charles

    “By contrast, Auburn is pretty safe. The only crimes we see are the ones committed by the players.”


  3. Dog in Fla

    I knew there had to be something about Northwestern that wasn’t perfect


  4. Russ

    Why would Corch say that about an SEC school?


  5. Just Chuck (The Other One)

    If Spurrier’s goal is to win an SEC Championship before he retires, he could be coaching forever.


  6. Spike

    Spurrier is a Cock.


  7. tess

    I find the idea of Columbia as “the big city” ridiculous, too, but they are probably talking about this incident from the fall:


    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Columbia is the state capital of South Carolina and the biggest city in that state. In South Carolina Columbia, SC is big.


  8. SC DAWG

    I live in Columbia, and the crime here is getting out of control. I’m not kidding.