Somehow, this doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.
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If it weren’t for the Davin Bellamy quote currently occupying the slot, you’d better believe I’d have this remark from the Evil Genius up as the blog’s Quote of the Day.
“Did you see us play Georgia? Yeah, it was a sad, sad day, but anyway…”
Makes my day.
While talking to reporters at Duke, Spurrier shared some insight into what could draw him back to the sidelines.
“I don’t want to be a head coach. There’s too much involved in being a head coach. But if a high school, or a junior high…well, I guess they don’t have junior high’s any more, but just a high school somewhere to coach quarterbacks and pitch the ball around. That might be something that I might want to do again.”
“But it would have to be the right situation,” he shared.
“Major college ball, these guys work 11 months out of the year. It is so different than it was back in the 90’s, and even into the 2000’s as far as the total number of hours go. I wouldn’t look forward to that.”
“the only part that I miss is the quarterbacks, the offense, the team, the players, and that kind of stuff,” Spurrier explained.
In other words, he misses everything except working hard… and accountability. Nice work, if you can get it.
I wonder if he’ll be in Jacksonville Saturday. If so, how much fun would it be to see Georgia hang half a hundred with him in attendance? Assuming he doesn’t quit and leave early, that is…
“Georgia has a very strong team, it appears right now, because their defense is so good,” Spurrier said.
Spurrier, who, against Georgia went 2-2 as a player, 0-2 as an assistant coach, 11-1 as the head coach at Florida, and 5-6 as South Carolina’s head coach, was then asked to compare Georgia’s defense to that of Alabama.
“I don’t think they have quite the size of Bama,” Spurrier said. “But could they beat Bama? Oh yeah if they played extremely well and Bama doesn’t that day. But Alabama would be favored.”
I get the feeling he’d be chirruping if either the Gators or the ‘Cocks knocked Georgia out of the division race. On the other hand, I wouldn’t be surprised if he tossed out a quip or two if the Dawgs managed to beat Saban in the SECCG.
I thought he only talked like that about Georgia.
Without a doubt, in my lifetime as a college football fan (as opposed to a Georgia football fan), there’s no season I have enjoyed more than the 2007 one. It was absolutely and unpredictably nuts from start to finish, with plenty of stops along the way.
So, it is with great pleasure that I share with you SBNation’s tribute to that season. Check out the following pieces in particular:
- Bill Connelly, on CFB’s 11 wildest seasons (2007 being #1)
- ULM 21, Alabama 14
- Les Miles, ladies and gentlemen
- How would a four-team college playoff have looked?
- The Celebration, and Corch’s “stunning pettiness“
- Steve Spurrier reminisces about 16-12, and Georgia in general
The end result: the only national champion to lose two regular season games in multiple overtimes.
Crazy as hell. But great. I doubt we’ll see another season like it again.
The OBC is gearing up to get his digs in at the Dawgs this season.
“Georgia will be the trendy pick, but I like the Gators getting back to Atlanta,” Spurrier recently told the SEC Network.
If that comes to pass, you can already hear him recycling one of his greatest hits (“Why is it that during recruiting season they sign all the great players, but when it comes time to play the game, we have all the great players? I don’t understand that. What happens to them?”), can’t you?