October 25, 2014

Steve Spurrier channels his inner Steve Spurrier in ESPN interview

Steve Spurrier isn't holding back on his opinions anymore

Steve Spurrier has held his tongue for most of his seven year tenure at USC. These days? Maybe not so much. Long known for taking jabs at his opponents, the Head Ball Coach fired a few not so subtle shots across the bow of a couple of SEC rivals in an interview with ESPN’s Chris Low.

Here are a couple of highlights from Low’s blog, which you can read here:

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.”

The Head Ball Coach didn’t say much his first few years at USC because he was fresh off a humbling NFL experience and running a program near the bottom of the SEC in terms of talent. He spent far more time pointing out the deficiencies of his tem than trading barbs with rivals. Now, with a team coming off its best season in school history, the HBC sounds a lot like the guy folks remember from the Florida days in the 1990’s.

Looks like Spurrier got his swag back.