The Top 10 Steve Spurrier Troll Jobs of the Ol' Ball Coach's Career

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The Top 10 Steve Spurrier Troll Jobs of the Ol' Ball Coach's Career
Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

How good of a troll is South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier? Here's all you need to know in one story:

After winning the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1—South Carolina's second in as many seasons—the Ol' Ball Coach was handed the trophy and a microphone and given a chance to address the remaining Gamecocks fans in the crowd.

"These two Capital One Bowls in a row are pretty nice," Spurrier said with the happy belligerence of a season ended properly. "But that State Championship ain't bad either!"

Spurrier was alluding, of course, to a fifth-consecutive win over South Carolina's in-state rival and annual whipping post, Clemson. The 31-17 victory took place more than a month before the Capital One Bowl, but Spurrier still managed to shoehorn a jab, unprompted, at Dabo Swinney's team before a national audience.

It was among the best troll jobs of the 2013 season.

And it didn't even crack this list.

Such is the breadth of Spurrier's troll-job resume, which spans more than 30 years, four head coaching jobs and three different levels of football. Starting mostly with his golden years at Florida in the mid-1990s, Spurrier has steadily gotten wilier and friskier with the media, better and more eager to troll.

The "State Championship" gag was close to perfect but hardly even considered for this list. Spurrier's 10 best troll jobs are consistently that much better—which is saying something.

He's not the @BR_CFB Twitter avatar for nothing...

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