Steve Spurrier was in front of reporters. As usual, the Old Ball Coach had some zingers in his brain just dying to escape. He eschewed fat, sloppy men this time and took aim at some of his SEC colleagues.
He got in a nice shot at Mark Richt when asked about the South Carolina vs. Georgia game being moved later in the season.
“I don’t know. I sort of always liked playing them that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended.”
Spurrier deployed a deft backhanded compliment for Nick Saban.
“He’s got a nice little gig going, a little bit like (John) Calipari. He tells guys, ‘Hey, three years from now, you’re going to be a first-round pick and go.’ If he wants to be the greatest coach or one of the greatest coaches in college football, to me, he has to go somewhere besides Alabama and win, because they’ve always won there at Alabama.”
And why not jab his thumb in Les Miles’ open sore for good measure?
“I think it’s Saban. He’s considered the best. Les Miles is considered one of the best, when you look at number of wins. I believe you’re as good as your record. You are whatever your record is. Don’t give me any excuses or that you can’t win at this place.”
He was, alas, far more diplomatic when asked about Bobby Petrino.
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