Spurrier fires another shot at Ole Miss

Steve Spurrier has found a new foil in Ole Miss. (AP photo)

Steve Spurrier has found a new foil in Ole Miss. (AP photo)

Steve Spurrier has put South Carolina football on the map, and the Old Ball Coach is beginning to resemble the insufferable cad of his Florida Gator days.

And he seems to have found a new foil — Ole Miss, oddly enough — to add to his favorite targets, Georgia and Tennessee.

His latest feud began a couple of weeks ago as he was complaining about Georgia seemingly having an easier schedule than the Gamecocks in the SEC East.

“You think I make the schedule? If I made the schedule Georgia would be playing LSU and we’d be playing Ole Miss,” he said.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze picked up on the slight and responded.

“We do play them in 2013,” Freeze said. “I will circle that one and hopefully change his perspective of Ole Miss football.”

Spurrier, of course, has never let anybody have the last word, so he used a visit to ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., this week to comment on Freeze’s recruitment of Penn State players.

While Spurrier told ESPN he’s “not actively recruiting any Penn State players,” it’s understandable, he said, that Ole Miss is: “They need some ball players there.”

The ball’s in Freeze’s court, but the first-year SEC coach might want to call a truce in the child’s game of “is not, is too.” Because when it comes to child’s games, Spurrier, like most kids, never seems to get tired.

129 comments Add your comment

Stephen

July 27th, 2012
7:56 am

SOS = douchebag

main2

July 27th, 2012
7:59 am

classic spurrier—he never gives up. When he has the talent, he’ll pour on the comments.

Trev Alberts

July 27th, 2012
8:01 am

Ole Miss is still the runt of the SEC.

Bobby

July 27th, 2012
8:02 am

The Evil Genius has always had a way with his comments.

Say whut

July 27th, 2012
8:02 am

Steve Spurrier has always been an ass. Aks anybody who knows him– I did. I used to play golf with one of his collge frat. brothers, and knew his next-door neighbor well. Both said he was a total jerk!

Jim

July 27th, 2012
8:05 am

I like Joel Provano’s slight at the OLD ball coach there!

Frontman

July 27th, 2012
8:10 am

But he still owns the pups…

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

July 27th, 2012
8:11 am

I don’t see anything wrong with what he said. If you asked a college football coach if they would rather play LSU or Ole Miss; I’m confident the reply will be Ole Miss almost 100% of the time.

DawgInaTruck

July 27th, 2012
8:14 am

Say whut is correct. I find Spurrier hilarious but I’ve never had any personal contact with him. Several mutual friends and acquaintances have, however, and will attest to the fact that his act gets old after a while.

Golf is a good example and he is a good one. One friend told the story of playing with him and said Spurrier would nail the ball down the middle of the fairway and out-drive everyone, all the while asking, “Did anyone see where that one went?” When I commented that I thought that was funny our mutual friend told me, “Yeah but that kind of crap gets old when its all day every day.”

A good friend of mine is a long time Florida booster and he told me in the mid 90’s Spurrier would be on the first train out of town the first time he lost four games in a single season. He was speaking methaphorically and I absolutely did not believe him. He told me I was dead wrong; that half the folks down there loved him because he won so much but the other half hated him because of his personality.

Sure enough, the program slipped a little and Spurrier “resigned”. My Florida friend was very quick to say “I told you so”. Living in Georgia, he was a little removed from things and liked Spurrier but he was right all along.

TommyJackTN

July 27th, 2012
8:15 am

A-holes don’t change their spots.

Spoke

July 27th, 2012
8:16 am

Why so uptight about it? Spurrier adds an element of fun to the game when he gooses his rivals. He has always done that, all the way back to his days at Duke, when he used to routinely make pointed jabs at UNC. I am a UGA fan, but I appreciate Spurrier for bringing some personality to the game. Are coaches supposed to hug their rivals and sing Kumbaya? What fun would that be for fans? Keep your poking stick, Steve.

Not A UGA Fan

July 27th, 2012
8:19 am

I don’t think Steve Spurrier is coaching College Football to win a popularity contest……he’s coaching USC Football to make them one of the best teams in the country and he’s getting there. He’s already one of the three best Football Coaches in the Country. He’s gonna whup up on some butts this year……watch out SEC and UGA

Chesley Hanshew

July 27th, 2012
8:20 am

Say what you want. Spurrier is classict and great for the game as well. Wish he was the coach @ UGA.

Tech dropout

July 27th, 2012
8:22 am

Of all the teams in the SEC, I would rather play Ole Miss than LSU too. I think I would take Kentucky and Vanderbilt too. Wait I think UGA plays all three of those SEC doormats.

Smitty

July 27th, 2012
8:23 am

Head ball coach like always being an a$$, when he thinks he have a winner. Stevie pick on the little kids and cry we the big kids beat him up just like a bullie. He should be looking for replacement the player he have they can’t stay there for every

MT

July 27th, 2012
8:24 am

But he still owns the pups…

Not at Carolina he don’t.

Dawg Haus

July 27th, 2012
8:26 am

Should anyone be surprised?

Resident Georgia Fan

July 27th, 2012
8:26 am

Georgia will shut his mouth October 6.

Stephen Garcia

July 27th, 2012
8:27 am

I think coach Spurrier has the utmost integrity.

gdawginkalamazoo

July 27th, 2012
8:27 am

Glad to see the Ole Ball Coach enjoying his retirement in South Carolina!

MT

July 27th, 2012
8:29 am

Are coaches supposed to hug their rivals and sing Kumbaya?

Uh.. How about he showing some sportsmanship when talking about the oppostion?
He just spouts off this stuff without provocation.As said he acts childish.

MT

July 27th, 2012
8:32 am

Wish he was the coach @ UGA.

Well in the words of the Duke”That’ll be the day”

Rodster

July 27th, 2012
8:34 am

Like him or hate him he’s good for college football. Even though he owns UGA, I sitll like him. I think he’s funny. Most college coaches take themselves and the game way too seriously.

Kharma

July 27th, 2012
8:39 am

I like the old ball coach but I love the Ole Miss campus and people.

BG

July 27th, 2012
8:40 am

Spurrier needs to win something at South Carolina before he starts bashing other programs.

aprilglaspie

July 27th, 2012
8:40 am

Still the worst player that ever won the Heisman. Worse than Rex Grossman.

Johnny in Knoxville

July 27th, 2012
8:41 am

LOL!. Spurrier never disappoints.

Destin Dawg

July 27th, 2012
8:42 am

Spurrier is hilarious, his golf course antics are well known, we’ll show him this year.. he’ll be throwing his visor alot.. go Dawgs !!

David

July 27th, 2012
8:43 am

Spurrier at Florida and SC is 14-5 against the pups. Out of those 5 losses 4 were against sub-par SC teams who had not been to a bowl in 30 years. Owns the PUPS.

dawgfan

July 27th, 2012
8:45 am

I see a lot of hypocrisy here. Spurrier can talk trash about his opponents and its “all in good fun” or he’s just “speaking his mind.” But the same people who say those things would probably be the first to criticize a player for celebrating after a big play or hamming it up for the cameras on the sidelines. I see no difference in the two. In fact, when a player celebrates exuberantly after a play its rarely meant as disrespect to the other team. They’re just happy for themselves and for their team. Spurrier’s comments, on the other hand, are specifically designed to disrespect his opponents. Its okay though because its “all in good fun.”

Lot of BS hypocrisy there if you ask me.

Thanks.

just a fan

July 27th, 2012
8:48 am

You gotta love Spurrier. He is so good for football and the conference. If I were picking a best friend, doubt I would pick Spurrier. If I were picking a football coach, Spurrier would be at the top of the list. If UGA wanted to get over the hump, they would make the ball coach, the head coach. Don’t forget Richt has already said they have gone over the Penn State roster pretty closely looking for transfers. What a spider!!

Freddie Blassie

July 27th, 2012
8:49 am

Who cares whether he is a jerk or not? He’s a d_mned good football coach.
Fact is that his comment about Ole Miss will help Ole Miss get more support from their fan base. Lefty Driessel used to stir things up with other coaches just to get more ink from the writers and butts in the seats.

Noticed?

July 27th, 2012
8:50 am

Why does he smell his hands on the sidelines all the time? Watch for it.

Bobby Bowden

July 27th, 2012
8:50 am

I never took any sh*t off that guy and never will. Go the hell, Steve.

Another Ball Coach

July 27th, 2012
8:50 am

I’ve met several college football coaches, including D1 head coaches, and Spurrier is by far my favorite. He’s always been friendly to the coaches, great with recruits and great at camps. The jokes and sarcastic wit is just a game that is fun for him and enrages fans of opposing teams while endearing him to his own. Plus it gets him in the news which gets his team in the news.

Dawgnlex is a complete tool

July 27th, 2012
8:53 am

Spurrier OWNS the sorry dawwwgs.

whatsteve?

July 27th, 2012
8:58 am

Hey UGA……This is your DADDY!!!

hisHATE4uga

July 27th, 2012
9:02 am

is 100% real & it goes back decades. Yes, young-guns, there was a time when Georgia actually won a few games in Jacksonville. Believe it or not…lol

USMC2841

July 27th, 2012
9:05 am

Maybe he’d like to have the Redskins schedule? Oh, That’s right he couldn’t cut in the NFL as a coach or a player. Bwaaaaaahaaaaa!

UFballer90's

July 27th, 2012
9:10 am

Maybe not the NFL. But we did ok in Jax and Athens.

Bobby B > old faahhhrt Joe

July 27th, 2012
9:11 am

Anyone that prickles the doggies is a friend of mine…..I like A holes. They are good for the game. Sad for the haters, cause all he does is point out the obvious. Some people, like the Dawggies just cant handle the truth.

Dangerous

July 27th, 2012
9:18 am

What’s not to liike about Spurrier? I love the guy, it’s hard to hate a winner. College football would SU
X without him and besides, who wins money off CMR?

markie mark

July 27th, 2012
9:23 am

For those of you who admire Spurrier, I think he has cheapened the college football game. These are NOT pro’s, but college kids. Spurrier was the college coach who started this “run up the score” crap. Vince Dooley owned Florida for 20 years, and he didnt have to resort to that cheap crap. For those of you too young to know, Spurrier hates GA because we whipped his a## the year he won the Heisman….

Ryan

July 27th, 2012
9:28 am

Love it. Spurrier is great for college football. If you get your panties in bunch over his comments you need to relax. He likes taking digs at UGA and Tenn because the fans get so mad about it. Lighten up people.

AthensDog

July 27th, 2012
9:29 am

Here’s the thing, he’s had success everywhere he’s been except the Redskins, who won’t win until
Snyder gets out off the way. He won at Duke, and he’s winning at SoCar. Face it, Dog fans, if he was our coach we’d think he was the greatest coach in history. In fact, I smile when I think of what he could do with our talent, top to bottom…

bamaguy

July 27th, 2012
9:38 am

Spurrier just says what the other coaches think. Mark Richt knows he has an easier road to the SEC championship game than South Carolina, but he is not going to be quoted saying so.

I loved the “its easier to win the National Championship than the SEC Championship, if you don’t believe me just ask Nick Saban” shot he took at Alabama at SEC media days. He livens things up.

G-Dawg

July 27th, 2012
9:39 am

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Vampire Bill

July 27th, 2012
9:45 am

Hey did Garcia get drafted ? Slated to start for any NFL team? smirk

Dudley

July 27th, 2012
9:45 am

Spurrier is a a** and new coach Hugh Freeze will make him eat those words
next year when he has to play Ole Miss. Go Rebels!

Robert Lee

July 27th, 2012
9:57 am

My wife worked with his wife in gainesville while I was going to school and he is the a$$ that everyone says he is but even with that being true, I think that at least 50% of SEC fans would love to have him as their coach.