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.