Throwback Thursday: Quote machine Steve Spurrier

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier watches from the sideline during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier watches from the sideline during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier turned 70 years old this year. “The Head Ball Coach” is among the best college football coaches of all time with a 226-85-2 record heading into the 2015 season, and a national title in 1996.

In addition, he may stand alone as the greatest quote machine in the sport. To honor the Head Ball Coach as his illustrious career winds down, the AJC will present a “Throwback Thursday” every week during football season in honor of his quotes, which – in addition to his coaching career – are also Hall of Fame material.

The quote:

“I do feel badly for Arkansas. That’s no fun getting your butt beat at home, homecoming and all that.” – 2013

The context of the quote:

The Gamecocks beat Arkansas 52-7 that season.

The reaction to the quote:

The majority of reactions on Twitter were positive, with college football fans finding the comment amusing.

The push back from the quote:

Of course, not everyone on Twitter had a positive reaction. Below is perhaps the most publishable push back reaction:

The end result of the quote:

It was mostly an exclamation point on a well-earned South Carolina victory. The two teams didn’t play last year and won’t face each other this season unless it’s in the SEC Championship game.

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