When he’s not ripping the press or fat smokers, Steve Spurrier enjoys spending his time tweaking opposing coaches. He is a master at it. In an interview with ESPN’s Chris Low, Spurrier managed to work in jabs at Georgia coach Mark Richt, and Alabama’s Nick Saban.
When asked for his thoughts on the South Carolina-Georgia game getting moved from the second week to the sixth week of the season, Spurrier gave a classic response.
“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.”
He also tried undermining Nick Saban’s accomplishments 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.”
I would tell Spurrier to check Saban’s career records to see how he turned Michigan State and LSU into winners before Alabama, but I’m pretty sure Spurrier only said that to be an irritant. However, Spurrier did say he believes Saban is the best coach in the conference, so there’s that. Is Spurrier the best at getting under opposing coaches’ skin or what?
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