It’s Scarbinsky, I know, but, still, there’s a certain truth that resonates at the core of this:
Spurrier still clings to his fondness for the old days, as witnessed by his recent comment pointing out that Nick Saban has three national titles at Alabama but only two SEC championships. Only the Ball Coach could make that sound like a bad thing.
No doubt there are some sour grapes involved, too. For all of his Hall of Fame credentials, despite dominating the SEC in the 1990s, Spurrier has won only a single national championship, way back in the Stone Age in 1996.
Gene Chizik can match that, and Urban Meyer won twice as many at Florida between 2006 and 2008.
If you haven’t won at least one national title as an SEC head coach these days – hello, Mark Richt – what have you really accomplished?
I’m among those still in the Spurrier camp, but our numbers are likely to dwindle as the playoffs slowly suck the oxygen out of the room.