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Steve Spurrier Declares Gamecocks the 'National Champion of the Bowl Season'

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Steve Spurrier of the South Carolina Gamecocks waits on the field during their game against the Wisconsin Badgers at the Capital One Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 5, 2014

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier isn't worried about making headlines with what he says. Nobody should be surprised when he "declared" his Gamecocks the "national champions of the bowl season."

The Gamecocks (11-2) knocked off the Wisconsin Badgers in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1.

Even though his team didn't make the championship game, or a BCS bowl for that matter, Spurrier believes his team is the national champion. All right, then.

As The Office showed, declaring things doesn't really mean anything:

 

Thanks to Josh Kendall of The State for the quote, and hat tip to College Spun's Dan Lyons for the find.

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