“… you tell the corny joke, you drink a few beers, everybody has a good laugh.”

Well, shit, here’s something I didn’t know:

Here’s a little open secret: Spurrier didn’t actually come up with all those savage one-liners he used to throw around like diamond-tipped darts. FSU standing for “Free Shoes University,” Auburn’s library burning down with unused coloring books still within … he’d crowdsource the insults, then deliver them with the punch and timing of a nightclub comic.

“Somebody in our group would give them to me,” Spurrier says. “Some guy from the booster club, the alumni, maybe an assistant coach. It wasn’t that big a deal.”

The Evil Genius had a ghostwriter?  Color me disappointed.

Hey, Frank Sinatra didn’t write his own songs, and Marlon Brando didn’t write “The Godfather.” It’s all about the performance, and the Head Ball Coach knew how to give the people what they wanted.

Steve Spurrier, ladies and gentlemen.  He’ll be here all week!  Try the veal and don’t forget to tip your server.

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22 responses to ““… you tell the corny joke, you drink a few beers, everybody has a good laugh.”

  1. mwodieseldawg

    Fuck That Mother Fucker! With extreme prejudice.

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  2. RangerRuss

    Spurrier?
    Fuck that guy.
    52-20

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  3. Quitter.

    He left Hogtown when he couldn’t meet their expectations of just blowing everyone out.

    He left Washington when coaching in the NFL didn’t come easy (Saban did that, too).

    He left Columbia when it had become apparent that his legacy was about to get very tarnished.

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  4. That’s like learning Darth Visor is your father! Nooooooooooo!!!!!!

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  5. Whatever. Grayson Lambert still made his ass quit.

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      Yep. I wonder what his ‘crowdsource’ had to say about Lambert putting his ass out to pasture. Probably not something he could repeat in public.

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  6. 3rdandGrantham

    I think it’s fair to say that the hate most UGA fans previously had for Spurrier has softened over the years. Love him or hate him, you have to admit that his brutal candor and honesty was refreshing. I mean, he truly does not care what anyone thinks about him and does things his own way. Not a bad life if you can swing it.

    One of my favorite stories was when UF won the championship in ’96. During the celebration, he noticed the UF fans had torn down one goalpost but the other one was still standing with nobody else around. So he ran over and grabbed the base, and screamed for his team to run over and “help me tear this thing down!” I mean, could you imagine any other coach doing that (other than Orgeron perhaps).

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    • mwodieseldawg

      Mine hasn’t softened a bit. He’s still number one on my list of people that are gonna catch these hands if I ever meet them in public. Fuck him!

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  7. Geezus

    He should’ve just sat on that info. It was much better when I thought it was all him. Talk shit and win football games, the perfect guy to hate.

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  8. Ole Dokes

    I personally appreciate his smartass demeanor. Not enough coaches around like him anymore.

    Quick anecdote: met an old man in South Georgia a few weeks ago that was originally from Tennessee & played ball against Spurrier in high school…said he was a whiny pussy back then too…also said the reason SOS didn’t sign with the Vols was because fu paid his preacher daddy more!!

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  9. Harold Miller

    Needed to be said.

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  10. Omg he was an internet message board

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  11. thelifeofthemind

    This is so hilarious to me. Like finding out Santa isn’t real, only much lamer.

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  12. Russ

    Fitting for his quitting ass.

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  13. stoopnagle

    Mark Richt made Spurrier quit. Never forget.

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  14. Odontodawg

    Okay. Here is my Spurrier anecdote. Many of y’all know he was a preacher’s kid. His mom lived in FL years back. One of my best friends was a pastor at her church in Jacksonville (think mega church). When Steve was coaching at USC and would beat UF, his mom would walk around the church on Sunday and ask folks in her syrup sweet east TN voice if they happened to catch the game. Shit eating grin and all. He comes by it honestly.

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