The only coach who could ever reach me

The OBC gets a little Old Testament on his players’ asses:

Toward the end of spring practice this year, sophomore receiver Pharoh Cooper looked back too early on a pass route, prompting Spurrier, the son of a Presbyterian minister, to pipe up, ‘Pharoh, you know what happens when you look back?’ ”

In the Book of Genesis in the Bible, Lot’s wife looked back on Sodom and became a pillar of salt.

“He does a really good job of relating to whoever you are,” Thompson said. “I’m a Christian, and any time he can relate a Bible story to something we’re doing, he’ll do it. He’ll call Kane Whitehurst ‘Abel’ sometimes, off-the-wall stuff, and you think he’s crazy.

“But you always listen.”

Between that and Dabo’s exercises of the spirit, it makes you wonder if any atheists play football in South Carolina.



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9 responses to “The only coach who could ever reach me

  1. 202dawg

    I’m not certain of atheists, but I’d bank on more Sadducee types than Pharisees…


  2. Scorpio Jones, III

    I’ve always found the intersection of football and religion interesting. There is, for instance, some evidence that for three years in the early 80’s God was on our side. And yet our coach…well he certainly never talked about it.


  3. Speaking of the OBC, did you see his quote yesterday?

    Steve Spurrier on SEC permanent rivals: “Alabama and Tennessee like each other. I don’t know why Tennessee would keep liking them though.”

    LOL, gotta admit, I’ll miss that man whenever he finally hangs up the visor.


  4. 81Dog

    Spurrier’s dad was a preacher in east Tennessee, so I imagine he probably learned a lot of Bible verses in his youth. Based on his adult behavior, I am going to guess the one about “turning the other cheek” may not have been one of them.


  5. Spike

    Or the Golden Rule…


  6. Doggoned

    Don’t think he’s going to be doing any baptizing any time soon. First, Spurrier needs to come to grips with his “forgiveness” issue regarding UGA and Bill Stanfill.


    • AthensHomerDawg

      Would you forgive the whipping delivered by Stanfill and then the comparisons to pig castrations? Yikes!!!!


  7. By Georgia We Did It

    Nice “Son of a Preacher Man” reference Bluto.