You know Steve Spurrier is feeling confident when he starts taking pot shots at opposing coaches. We haven’t seen much of these from the Head Ball coach since he arrived at USC, but the past few weeks he seems to be channeling a little of the Steve Spurrier people loved/hated in the 90’s.
Following USC’s 17-6 win over Georgia Spurrier took a not so veiled shot at Bulldogs first year defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.
“That little inside zone play, the NFL doesn’t run that play,” Spurrier said in his post game press conference. “So that’s a new little scheme, I guess. Anyway, you’ll have to ask them. I’m sure they knew we were going to run it, but they certainly didn’t stop it much.”
Well, as you can imagine, word of Spurrier’s comments got back to Grantham. Apparently Mr. Grantham doesn’t agree with Spurrier’s assessment and he fired back this little gem to ESPN’s Chris Low:
“I kind of took it more as a shot at the NFL,” said Grantham, who coached in the league for 11 seasons. “I really wasn’t sure if it was because of his lack of success there or what.”Zing!
Grantham wasn’t done though:
“I appreciate his assistance, but we actually knew what plays they were running.”
Okay, Todd, I have no problem firing back at the HBC with a dig at his Redskins disaster, but you lost me on your last comment. You knew what plays they were running? Well, um, why didn’t you stop it? Are you telling me Marcus Lattimore rushed for 182 yards on a play you KNEW was coming? Maybe Lattimore is better than we thought.
Regardless, this is entertaining fodder and a sign that Spurrier isn’t biting his tongue as much these days.