USC coach Steve Spurrier held a conference call Sunday to discuss the upcoming Chick-Fil-A Bowl matchup between his Gamecocks and Florida State. This is the first time these two teams have met since 1991, the year before USC joined the Southeastern Conference.
You can listen to Spurrier’s comments below.
We all know Spurrier has quite the history with Florida State. There probably isn’t a program out there, including Tennessee, which has been on the receiving end of Spurrier’s zingers and potshots more than the Seminoles.
How could anyone forget the “Free Shoes U” comment Spurrier made as he questioned Florida State’s recruiting practices? Or when Spurrier accused the Seminoles of intentionally trying to injure his players?
These moments are legendary in college football. They are vintage Spurrier.
They are also ancient history to Spurrier. He said Sunday he no longer has any animosity towards Florida State.
“I don’t hate those guys anymore,” Spurrier said. “I used to, obviously. We had a nice rivalry. Some years there they tried to hurt the quarterback [and] I didn’t that like very much. That was irritating. But that’s all history. That’s way back, a long time ago.”
These days Spurrier has only respect for the Seminoles.
I really admire Jimbo Fisher and everything he does. They run a first class program and they’re going to be good.”
Spurrier sure was more fun when he hated teams.