Needless to say Steve Spurrier is happy to be back in the SEC Championship game. The Head Ball coach played in the first conference title game back in 1992, the first of seven appearances he made with Florida. Spurrier said the SEC Championship game has always been his favorite game.
I’ve been in two national championship games,” Spurrier said. But I can assure you that I rate the SEC Championship game just maybe a fingernail below the national championship games that we were in. It’s almost the exact same feeling.”
Inevitably you knew someone was going to ask him to rank this East title to his others. I’m not quite sure why us media types are so fascinated with ranking things, but it never fails that one of us will ask a coach where a game, a play or a player ranks on his list. Spurrier gave an honest answer, which was essentially that he didn’t have an answer.
“I don’t know exactly where it ranks,” Spurrier said. I don’t do the rankings right now. I was fortunate to win I think seven divisions at Florida, so it ranks right there with all those seven. Put it that way.”
The follow up question for Spurrier was if Marcus Lattimore was the best running back he’s ever coached. To me this is like asking a parent who is their favorite kid.
Spurrier did say Lattimore was certainly “amongst the best” he’s ever had and proceeded to name some of the other big backs he’s coached during his career. So, in case you didn’t know this already, Lattimore is one of the better running backs Spurrier has coached.
This is some of the hard hitting info you get on an SEC conference call.
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