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Here is a another great interview of Coach Spurrier done by ESPN.com's Chris Low for the SEC Blog:

No turning back for Spurrier, Gamecocks - SEC Blog - ESPN

Among some of the many comments:

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His thoughts on the Georgia-South Carolina game moving from the second week of the season to the sixth week in 2012.

“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.”

His thoughts on Nick Saban and what he’s done at Alabama.

“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.”

His thoughts on who’s the best coach in the SEC.

“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.”

His thoughts on Lorenzo Ward taking over as the Gamecocks’ defensive coordinator.

“I hope we’ll be a little sounder than we have been. Obviously, Ellis (Johnson) did a heck of a job here. But at times, we’d have some coverage breakdowns. I don’t know if we were doing too much or this guy was making mistakes. We got a lot better during the course of the year after we simplified some things.”

His thoughts on Will Muschamp’s challenge at Florida.

“I told Will that he had one of the hardest jobs in America because of what’s happened down there prior to him coming. I don’t know that they have that much greater a team than most others in the SEC now. They’re pretty good. But it’s a tough job because of what Urban (Meyer) has done and prior history. Those fans are expecting 10 to 12 wins every year. Our fans are going to expect nine to 11, which is fair, and that’s good. I hope our players expect it, too.”

His thoughts on when he might retire.

“I used to think 60. When I was 55, I’d say four or five more years. When I got to 60, I’d say four or five more. And when I got to 65, I started saying three or four more. I’ll tell you what. We had a good-looking quarterback come through on Junior Day, and I wrote him a letter and said, ‘If you come here, you might extend my coaching career two or three years.’ ”

His thoughts on going out on his terms.

“Let me ask you this: How many coaches do you know that have retired in the last 10 or 15 years, and I’m talking honestly retiring, guys who had a good job, were winning and stepped aside on their own ? There aren’t many. They all got fired. Who would have ever thought that Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno would have to get forced out? When I leave, they’re not going to pay me $4 million because I had another five years on the deal and got fired. I ain’t going to be one of those guys. I just have too much pride. That’s not going to happen.”

Edited by ConwayGamecock, 12 April 2012 - 01:58 PM.


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1. That's hilarious.

2. He only does this when he knows he's sitting on a badass team.
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,,,,here we go...
"At Kentucky, we don't just play college basketball. We ARE college basketball." - Coach John Calipari

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Spurs always makes it interesting.
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The Georgia quote is rofl
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I love that man(no homo)

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Take his challenge Saban...prove you can win at a place like Kentucky (please).
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His thoughts on the Georgia-South Carolina game moving from the second week of the season to the sixth week in 2012.

“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.”


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Posted: 2:28 pm April 12, 2012
Steve Spurrier unleashes verbal jabs at Bulldogs, Saban

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Blogger

Posted ImageGood news, everyone: Steve Spurrier still doesn't give even the slightest damn.
Exhibits No. 476A and B arrived from Chris Low Thursday, when in a candid Q&A Spurrier dropped the following bomb on his South Carolina team's rivals to the south:

His thoughts on the Georgia-South Carolina game moving from the second week of the season to the sixth week in 2012.

“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.”

Ka-boom. That Georgia does, in fact, have "two or three key players suspended" for their Week 2 showdown with Missouri takes the juiciness of the quote into 100 percent not-from-concentrate Tropicana Pure Premium levels.
But Spurrier wasn't done:

His thoughts on Nick Saban and what he's done at Alabama.


“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.”

If you think that's a not-so-subtle snipe at both Saban's business-first-business-second approach to recruiting and his overall accomplishments at Alabama, you're thinking the same thing we're thinking.
What we're also thinking: that despite some recent comments to the contrary, Spurrier's feeling good about his 2012 Gamecocks. These are the kinds of checks his mouth hasn't written since his Florida salad days, when he knew his Gators could go out and cash them on the football field. Saban's Tide isn't on the schedule this year, but Mark Richt's Bulldogs most certainly are--and we doubt Spurrier would so boldly send a shot across Richt's bow if he didn't feel like his team could back him up in Columbia on October 6.
One thing, though, we more know than think: if this is the Spurrier we get at SEC Media Days, that annual circus is going to be even more fun than usual.

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I swear UGA fans on this site are like cops. Always around when you dont want them, never there when you do.

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Spurrier's got that swag back.

Georgia quote >>>>
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View Postcocky4ever, on 12 April 2012 - 02:33 PM, said:

I love that man(no homo)

Me too.
Except totally homo.

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Screw all you cocks. Lol Thinks to self..why did i post this again? Lol Spur is unique to say the least

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View PostDawgfan4life24, on 12 April 2012 - 04:05 PM, said:

Screw all you cocks.

It doesn't work that way.....

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View PostConwayGamecock, on 12 April 2012 - 04:08 PM, said:


It doesn't work that way.....
LMAO poor choice of words

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