Meet Ran Henry, self-described “foremost authority on Coach Spurrier’s life”, and the author of… well…
the “first authorized biography to cover the iconic career of the modern era’s defining college football coach.” Except it’s not an authorized biography. That was an error on the publisher’s part, Henry says. “Definitive,” not “authorized,” is the term he uses.
Sounds like a real page turner.
This may be the quintessential Steve Spurrier troll of the universe: giving an interview about this year’s edition of South Carolina football while playing a round of golf.
You’ve got to admire a guy who really doesn’t give a shit what anybody else thinks about him – and is more than willing to let us all know that.
Still, don’t you think Steve Spurrier would rather not have a public celebration today?
Honest, non-snarky question for you: does this fourteen-year old kid really believe he’d play for Steve Spurrier?
Dig in, peeps.
- Jay Rome wants to have fun this season, instead of “It’s always been about going out and trying not to hurt myself anymore.”
- I got excited seeing the word “wheel” used in the context of Georgia’s offense, but it turns out all Seth meant was that Schottenheimer is tweaking the terminology of the play calls, not the system itself.
- Dennis Dodd insists that football is a money loser at most schools, but those schools still want football.
- Steve Spurrier is going to call the plays again this season. Why did he ever stop? “It wasn’t going very well … You make a bad call and say, ‘Awe, dumbass. Why’d I do that? Maybe someone else can do it better.’”
- Spurrier’s calling the plays, but he doesn’t know to whom yet.
- SI.com’s Zac Ellis drops in on Athens to let us know how Georgia’s offense is progressing so far.
- Corch wants you to know you’ve got nothing to worry about in the player injury department: “The game is safer now. I can give you 28 years of experience. The game is safer now than it’s ever been.”
- Nothing says school pride like having your mugshot taken in a logo’d t-shirt: “Parole Tide!!!”
Okay, I admit the first thing I do when I see a Spurrier story is check for Georgia snark. This interview with Paul Myerberg doesn’t contain any (although he extends his “doing cartwheels” remark over going 7-6 to Arkansas), but there is this gem:
Q: As you get older, do you find the offseason to be easier or harder than it’s been in the past? You have more fun in the offseason than you used to?
A: This one will be a bit more intense. We think we’ve got to get our team playing faster, more physical. Spring practice may be a little bit more … sense of urgency, that’s what the newspaper wrote. Maybe a bit more sense of urgency than maybe last year. We were No. 4 in the country, the highest ranking in school history, coming off our third straight 11-win season. The SEC media guys picked us to win the East (Division) and yet when they picked the preseason all-conference team we had one defensive player make the third-team all-defense. We had a couple on offense make second-team, I think.
So we didn’t have a lot of star players but for some reason, everybody just assumed we were going to win six or so conference games and 10 or 11 regular games. But it didn’t work out that way.
“Everybody just assumed”, eh? I wonder how that got out there.
Spurrier’s contempt for Tennessee, on display:
He’s never beaten Butch Jones… like that matters, I guess. LOL.