Steve Spurrier took a poke at Clemson during his halftime speech at the basketball game Saturday, and on cue the Tigers fans worked themselves into a frenzy on message boards and social media. It was the standard stuff you knew Spurrier was going to mention; five straight wins along with praise of some of his top players. Clemson fans really seemed perturbed that Spurrier pointed out Bruce Ellington caught more touchdown passes in the rivalry game than Tigers All-American Sammy Watkins. Citing factual stats is apparently blasphemy and classless according to some of the comments on TigerNet.
Here is a little of what SOS said:
Spurrier’s advice to Clemson fans? Don’t listen. Shortly after his halftime speech the HBC said those comments are intended to fire up his base, not upset Clemson fans.
“Obviously our fans love beating Clemson, OK? The old time Gamecock fans have suffered for years, and years, and years as we all know. So they are enjoying it, and they should enjoy it because they’ve been on the short end of the stick most of the time. …And again I am talking to our people, when I talk its just all talk as everyone knows, and it’s for our people. It’s not for the other school’s people. And when Dabo talks it’s for his people. It doesn’t bother me I can assure you anything he says. That’s what we do in the offseason, we have to talk a little bit. So I am talking to the Gamecocks. The other people shouldn’t listen to me really, but they may I don’t know.”