Steve Spurrier made headlines a few weeks back when he went on a rant addressing rumors he could be nearing retirement.
On Wednesday following practice, the Old Ball Coach was at it again. This time, he had a few choice words about his team.
“I tell you what, we had another sorry practice today,” Spurrier said. “I don’t know if we’re going to be able to beat anybody this year. Quarterbacks? They couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn right now – I don’t know if we could even hit that indoor facility right there.”
Spurrier went on to criticize the receivers, defense and kickers and questioned the team’s leadership, calling the Gamecocks “soft”.
“It’s been a big struggle,” he said.
After he was finished chastising the team, he asked, “Have you ever heard a coach say that in the preseason?”
He was alluding to the fact that most coaches, players and fans alike usually express nothing but positive thoughts this time of year. No games have been played and because of that, there’s all the reason in the world to share optimism in a given program’s potential.
But not in South Carolina. Not with coach Steve Spurrier.
Oh, but not so fast. Spurrier was joking. He went on to say positive things about the Gamecocks and everyone went on with their day happily ever after.
Note: This was written tongue-in-cheek. I watched the video before posting this blog, which is how I was able to quote what Spurrier said in the video. Obviously I’m not as funny or effective as Spurrier when it comes to satire and humor.
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