Steve Spurrier gonna Steve Spurrier.
The Neyland Award, presented by the Knoxville Quarterback Club, has been awarded since 1967 to honor the stadium’s namesake. Spurrier will participate in several events over the weekend as part of the festivities. He played in a benefit golf tournament on Friday morning that also included former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer and Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb, who’s from nearby Alcoa, Tennessee.
Spurrier said the players he was partnered with in the golf tournament, all Tennessee fans, were quizzing him about some of his legendary barbs.
“They were asking me about all those things I said, the Citrus Bowl jokes and Free Shoes U. stuff,” Spurrier said. “I told them I always thought the best one didn’t have anything to do with Tennessee or FSU. It’s the one I said about preferring to play Georgia the second week of the season because you could always count on them having two or three good players suspended every year. Everybody said, ‘Did you really say that?’ and I said, ‘Yes, because it’s true.’ ”
I like to think I’m better than taking cheap shots… but, nah. You know what else is true? 52-20.
Enjoy your retirement, asshole.
… happy talk.
It sounds like Spurdog is cured, though.
- Another day, another athletic department in trouble with the Feds for something gender-based.
- If anyone at Tennessee had a sense of humor, they’d let Fulmer present this award.
- Jacob Eason, third-teamer.
- Evidently we’re now at a point when Jim Harbaugh’s had enough “feuds” on Twitter that they can be ranked.
- That probably explains why I’ve become jaded about stories like this.
- I guess this stands as the highlight of Dylan Thompson’s career.
- You a parent who’s worried about football and brain injury? Well, Bruce Arians has some advice for you: “people who say ‘I won’t let my son play it’ are fools.” I guess that ends that discussion.
- John Theus played through a rough season, physically speaking, last year.
- And here’s a PSA (i.e., I have no financial interest in this) for those of you looking to find accommodations in Athens for G-Day. Rent Like a Champion is a site that bills itself as a sort of “Airbnb, but with a primary focus on college football games”. G-Day listings are here. (BTW, if anyone uses the site, please report back here on your experience.)
Dial the clip here up to the 1:10 mark and listen to Finebaum ask Spurrier if he was surprised that Mark Richt was fired.
So there’s this:
“I’m not shocked at a lot of things that happen,” Spurrier said in an interview. “Georgia has been very good. But maybe not as great as their fans think they should be. Nine, 10 wins almost every year. I think they want that 11, 12, 13 now. So it’s one of those jobs where the expectations are higher than at most schools. So I could sort understand it.”
Ummmm… maybe he does a little, at that. Good luck, Kirby.
Is it just me…
… or is the OBC more amusing now that he’s out of coaching?
Man, this is like seeing what the Soviets did to Stalin after he died.