Steve Spurrier gives vintage performance at SEC Media Days
HOOVER, Ala. – South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier is well known for his frank statements among the head coaches appearing at SEC Media Days, and the Head Ball Coach did not disappoint Tuesday.
Asked about the Gamecocks’ bye before the Arkansas game this fall, Spurrier shot back with a dig at an SEC East rival.
“You think I made the schedule?” he said. “If I made the schedule, Georgia would be playing LSU and we’d be playing Ole Miss.”
Spurrier for the first time in his tenure as South Carolina head coach brought a quarterback to SEC Media Days. He explained how he picks his SEC Media Days players, including Connor Shaw, by saying that they want to bring players who represent the school and the football team “in a first-class manner.” There was no specific mention of former quarterback Stephen Garcia and his multiple off-the-field issues, but the comparison was obvious.
Spurrier, 67, also talked about career longevity.
“I always get asked, ‘How long are you going to coach?’” he said. “I ask, ‘How long are you going to write?’”
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