Category Archives: The Evil Genius

Serves you right to suffer.

At least it sucked for Spurdog in the end…

Throughout a coaching career that included the United States Football League, two moribund programs and two national championship games, you said the most stressful point in your career was last season. Can you elaborate?

I was at the end of my coaching career. Obviously, I wish I’d gone out a year earlier. I had two sons on the coaching staff, the pay was pretty good — there were a lot of reasons to stay. But the main reason was the stress level of the 2015 season. The year before our defense really struggled; we gave up more yards, more points, than any defense in South Carolina history. And we didn’t fix it.

Doubt he’ll fret too much about Boom having to clear the rubble he left, though.

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Quotes that should make you wince

From Spurrier’s forthcoming book, Head Ball Coach, comes this little reminder of how cozy things once were between him and Georgia’s AD:

Over the years I’ve saved certain special comments for Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee, and FSU. And I always stood behind the quotes I actually made.

Probably my favorite quote was a comment I made on why South Carolina always preferred playing Georgia early in the season.

I said, “I sort of always liked playing them that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended.” Their AD, Greg McGarity, who I knew when he was at Florida, remarked: “How can you be mad at him for saying that? It’s the truth!”

Nothing like enabling an asshole who’s also a big rival.  It’s just another reminder that McGarity’s mouth can be his own worst enemy at times.

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“I will now pull for South Carolina to win every game but one…”

Thanks for everything, Columbia.

Although, it seems like Spurrier kinda quit pulling for South Carolina last season, now that I think about it.

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UPDATE:

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Nothing like making a good impression

You wanna know why South Carolina under Spurrier went in the toilet?

We knew he didn’t care much about recruiting even in the good times, but, sheesh, that’s Paul Johnson-level sad.

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Those who can, coach. Those who no longer can…

take SEC Network gigs.

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Now he belongs to the ages.

No surprise here.

My only question is what’s left to be named after the GPOOE™?

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He’s still got it.

In twenty seconds, Spurrier manages to get cracks in about Ole Miss and the people running college football.  He’s efficient.

I’d say it’s reflexive, except he didn’t mention Georgia.

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