In a career that has featured as many must-see press conferences as must-see games, South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier was at it again on Wednesday.
This time, the former Florida coach was asked his opinion on the Gators’ rivalry game against Georgia this weekend:
Spurrier: fortunately when I was coaching, we usually had a much better team than Georgia.— Robbie Andreu (@RobbieAndreu) October 30, 2013
Then again, it’s not like he was stretching the truth. Over his 12 years at Gainesville (1990-01), Spurrier was a constant thorn in the side of the Bulldogs, accumulating an 11-1 record in the head-to-head series.
But this isn’t the first time he’s targeted the team that plays between the hedges with one of his controversial remarks.
In fact, over the years, Spurrier has rattled off quips aimed at Georgia regarding recruiting and the joy of playing the team early among others. He even reportedly went as far as to advise current Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt to not take the job at Athens over a decade ago.
Unfortunately for the 68-year-old, his good fortunes from his time at The Swamp haven’t followed him to Columbia.
Since taking over in 2005, his Gamecocks are just 4-5 against Georgia. That includes a 41-30 loss back on Sept. 7.
Although he hasn’t coached at Florida for over 12 years, Spurrier has still stuck his neck out for the school on several occasions.
Back in September, he commented on the Gators’ dominance against rival Tennessee over the last 10 years:
Steve Spurrier on UF's 8-yr win streak over UT: "It hasn't been quite as big a game. When's the last time Tennessee won? '04? Been a while."— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) September 18, 2013
He followed that up with another classic Spurrier line before his South Carolina squad took on the Volunteers earlier this month:
Spurrier: "Will be the 14th time I've coached in Neyland Stadium. ... I've coached there more than some of their head coaches."— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) October 17, 2013
Surprisingly, the Gamecocks lost that game 23-21, ending the team’s slim BCS title hopes in the process.
But while the prospect of South Carolina winning the SEC East this season is still up for debate, one thing is for sure: Spurrier will keep trolling as long as he has a voice.
Troll on, playa.