South Carolina: Spurrier would prefer Georgia’s schedule

HOOVER, Ala. – The question was about the perceived advantage of the open date on South Carolina’s schedule before the Gamecocks’ Nov. 10 game against Arkansas. But South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier veered in a different direction with the answer.

“You think I make the schedule?” Spurrier said from the podium at SEC Media Days. “If I made the schedule, Georgia would be playing LSU, and we’d be playing Ole Miss.”

The schedule says otherwise, of course — South Carolina at LSU on Oct. 13 and Georgia vs. Ole Miss in Athens on Nov. 3.

Spurrier didn’t make more of the issue, quickly moving on by saying: “Not complaining about that other part I mentioned there.”

But he had made the point, not for the first time, that South Carolina’s cross-division schedule is more imposing than Georgia’s. Last month, at the SEC meetings in Destin, Fla., Spurrier proposed that such schedule inequities be remedied by counting only intra-division games in determining the SEC East and West champions. That proposal went nowhere.

Georgia this season draws SEC West opponents Ole Miss and Auburn (a combined 4-12 in league play last season), while South Carolina draws Arkansas and LSU (a combined 14-2 in the league last season). The Gamecocks have lost to Arkansas each of the past three seasons and five of the past six.

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The Tide is trolling and nothing can stop it.....

July 17th, 2012
4:35 pm

I dropped my fried twinkie

July 17th, 2012
4:37 pm

Anybody would want UGa schedule. Just nobody wants BOBO.

Brunswick Marsh Dawg

July 17th, 2012
4:39 pm

Once a whinner, always a whinner.

OLE BALL SACK

July 17th, 2012
4:41 pm

OBS knows he is on borrowed time………………

GTBob

July 17th, 2012
4:41 pm

I think most teams in the Sun Belt conference would rather have UGA’s schedule.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

July 17th, 2012
4:41 pm

OBC once againing whining and pandering to the media types when given his soapbox. Nothing new hear.

The Tide is rolling and nothing can stop it

July 17th, 2012
4:41 pm

Come on Spurrier. Easy schedules are the only way mid-tier teams can have a shot at meaningful seasons.

Was I first?

Lowcountry Bulldawg

July 17th, 2012
4:41 pm

“here’ rather….

The Tide is rolling and nothing can stop it

July 17th, 2012
4:42 pm

If it wasn’t for this scheudle, UGA fans might realize they don’t have a great defense.

Come one Spurrier, be a team player. WE WANT RICHT, BOBO, and GRANTHAM at UGA.

dale

July 17th, 2012
4:42 pm

as his lower lip quivered

The Tide is rolling and nothing can stop it

July 17th, 2012
4:43 pm

Georgia has too much at stake when they play Vandy this year to worry about facing LSU.

P-Cola Dog

July 17th, 2012
4:43 pm

How many times will he cry me a river. Of course he did not make the schedule, nor did any head coach. I like Richt’s Answer. you line em up, make the rules and we will play the games. The real barb was at Saban and Alabama when mentioned its easier to win the NC than SEC. You will not hear it spun that direction, however.

Mike Price

July 17th, 2012
4:44 pm

Making it rain for all you Bammer fans!!!

The Tide is rolling and nothing can stop it

July 17th, 2012
4:46 pm

If don’t schedule quality opponents you could lose the top two prospects in your state to out of state schools…oh wait…

dawggirl

July 17th, 2012
4:46 pm

And yet they still couldn’t beat Auburn at HOME last year. Even when they get a team who is down, they fail to take advantage. No sympathy, Spurrier.

The Tide is rolling and nothing can stop it

July 17th, 2012
4:47 pm

Teams that lose to Boise and Michigan State shouldn’t have to play good teams the next year…

Mike Price

July 17th, 2012
4:47 pm

Foster flips to Auburn….Saban must have not wanted him right? If I had been the coach I could have showed him a good time!

GT

July 17th, 2012
4:49 pm

Richt will still lose to someone so let see how glib he is when that happens and he can’t hide from real football for ever. Schedule lets UGA play in the championship game while three better teams sit at home. You can put South Carolina in the bank beating Georgia. Third year in a row.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

July 17th, 2012
4:50 pm

Once again GT has to live vicariously via a SEC team to do what they are unable to do…beat UGA. 11 outta 12 sorry loser….

P-Cola Dog

July 17th, 2012
4:50 pm

Any one know ALA record against UGA and USC under Nick Saban’s rule? Wait for it…… one loss and one win each. That’s right a Whopping 500 against the the two front runners in the east and ALA does not have to play either. You know what Sabans record is against the only other decent team in the west. Thats right 500. So really when Saban sees tough competition he is right around the flip of a coin. Seems like ALA should be happy regarding their east schedule and shut up. be thankful your schedule has Kentucky, Vandy, Tenn of FLA.

kral

July 17th, 2012
4:51 pm

Now gt boobie most of the time I appreciate your’re commentary..don’t say I agree..but appreciate your approach…but ..you just stepped out on a weak limb…I am sure the teams in the sun belt..would love to have ..Mizzou..S.C.FL.. Aub..Ga T..Tenn..no your right they would..because that might put their football program in the black for maybe 5yrs..

7576DAWG

July 17th, 2012
4:52 pm

Nobody feels sorry for Georgia when the best of the best is on their schedule and we don’t want anyone to because we know it rotates around and everybody get’s screwed and has it easy the same amount over the long haul.

The Tide is rolling and nothing can stop it

July 17th, 2012
4:52 pm

Tenn of FLA, I’m worried about this one…
I hope their not as good of Buffalo of California

bosshawg

July 17th, 2012
4:53 pm

what a cry baby lil bitch spurrier some things never change

Craigee, aka Champs hero

July 17th, 2012
4:53 pm

South Carolina tailgating consists of Keystone Light, Bojangles biscuits and crystal meth. Also, to be a South Carolina fan, you should have your high school diploma/GED, wear jean shorts and Reeboks and sport that classy SC goatee. BTW, what is it with EVERY SC fan sporting some sort of facial hair?

Mike Price

July 17th, 2012
4:54 pm

Grammar Police broke out. Here is a dollar for you now go make it rain!

snowmanwalt

July 17th, 2012
4:54 pm

South Carolina may beat UGA this year GT, but if UGA sucked so bad last year, what does that say for the Yellow Jackets? I forget, what is the record between UGA and GT over the past 10 years?

P-Cola Dog

July 17th, 2012
4:55 pm

Has anyone told spurrier the game he had to win was Auburn? Seriously Auburn. He ran out of luck in Athens and not left for the Auburn Game.

The Tide is rolling and nothing can stop it

July 17th, 2012
4:56 pm

A dollar!?! I could buy a ticket to each UGA non-conference game!

tripledart

July 17th, 2012
4:56 pm

Yea but how many UGA starters will be on the field or jail that is the questions.Dawgs have a easy schedule this year lets face it.The song of the team should be another one bites the dust.Of course meaning players.

Mike Dubose

July 17th, 2012
4:56 pm

Anyone know what my secretary is up to nowadays?

pt

July 17th, 2012
4:57 pm

What a sour puss. He is right he didn;t make the schedule neither did Georgia. Go take care of business and shut the —– up.

The Tide is rolling and nothing can stop it

July 17th, 2012
4:58 pm

UGA’s toughest opponent is the Clarke County police department.

P-Cola Dog

July 17th, 2012
4:59 pm

Tide don’t run from the truth and hide behind a typing error (TENN or FLA). Here are some more telling truths behind the almighty Saban. How many multi loss seasons has he had out of 5. That is right 3.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

July 17th, 2012
4:59 pm

Bammers toughest opponent is finding enough sheep to keep the fanbase satisfied….

GTBob

July 17th, 2012
4:59 pm

South Carolina may beat UGA this year GT, but if UGA sucked so bad last year, what does that say for the Yellow Jackets?

We lost to Miami, Virginia, and Utah and struggled against Maryland and Duke. I think most have accepted that we were pretty bad last year.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

July 17th, 2012
5:00 pm

Alabama, where the men are men and the sheep are scared.

Jim

July 17th, 2012
5:00 pm

Spurrier’s a great coach. He can do it all. Quit on the skins.

outkasted

July 17th, 2012
5:01 pm

its funny its even a conversation since the schedules rotate….lmao… i don’t remember complaining when UGA had LSU and ARkansas on the schedule with Auburn or Alabama LSU and Auburn…. now all theses pussies want to complain LMAO

GTBob

July 17th, 2012
5:02 pm

I am sure the teams in the sun belt..would love to have ..Mizzou..S.C.FL.. Aub..Ga T..Tenn..

Ok, maybe Sun Belt is a stretch but more then likely only one of the above teams will be ranked at the end of the season.

piper

July 17th, 2012
5:03 pm

he probably would’ve preferred to score a few points (offensive genius, woo!) of the worst auburn defenses EVER last year too.

fan

July 17th, 2012
5:03 pm

BOB, don’t forget about this year too. 7-5 is likely for GT.

kral

July 17th, 2012
5:03 pm

Tide roll..charmin roll..angel soft roll..you might be right…but when the 4 team play-off system kicks in your better win the SEC to be safe you do not unroll..dang on the floor..roll it backwards..put back on the holder nobody will know

Fan of the Game

July 17th, 2012
5:06 pm

I could care less what Steve Spurrier has to say.

GTBob

July 17th, 2012
5:10 pm

BOB, don’t forget about this year too. 7-5 is likely for GT.

Not likely. It could happen though.

nuts are rolling on your chin,tea baggers

July 17th, 2012
5:10 pm

you back wood red necks from the left need to get a life outside of college football………….bama sucks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boat

July 17th, 2012
5:13 pm

Spurrier has always had a hard on for UGA. No one had ever brought up the idea of only division games counting until it suited his purposes. Oh by the way, I’m sure he wouldn’t be yapping about this if he lost the division to anyone else. Also, let’s see what he finds to complain about when Ole Miss cycles back onto his schedule.

kral

July 17th, 2012
5:14 pm

Do not disagree bob ..but we do not know for sure do we…just thought I would call you on …let’s say a stretch is pretty weak..but I will go with that

Fan of the Game #2

July 17th, 2012
5:14 pm

I could care less what GTBob has to say.

Steveo

July 17th, 2012
5:14 pm

Poor,poor Stevie…..does he need some cheese with that whine…..as if the tables have never been reversed…..he just knows that he doesnt have near thge team he did last year and they will 3 or probably 4 games….God I hate hearing that stupid rooster crow…how dumb!!