Lazy, washed up Steve Spurrier takes another shot at Nick Saban

ITKSteve Spurrier is a washed up has been “ball coach” whose best years are decades behind him. His closest sniff at relevance was a 2010 SEC Championship Game appearance where his Gamecocks got run, 56-17.

There was a day when Steve Spurrier defined college football. That day is long gone.

Instead, now ole Steve is an embittered old man, willing to try and make up the ground his football team can’t cover by the wagging of his tongue.

Spurrier is like that drunk uncle we all have. Sitting in the corner, drink in hand, it doesn’t take long for the one liners to start flying. But in the end, he’s still just an ole drunk.

In the end, Spurrier is 18 years removed from his last National Title, with only two under his belt to speak of.

Enter Nick Saban, the man that keeps Spurrier up at night. Saban owns four titles, and not 18 years ago. Three have come within the last five years.

But like a washed up diva, intimidated (and subsequently critical) by a newer, more accomplished face, Spurrier, bankrupt of real accomplishment as of late, likes to run that mouth.

In 2012 Spurrier lobbed a barb Saban’s way, discounting the amazing run Nick Saban has generated in Tuscaloosa.

““He’s got a nice little gig going, a little bit like Calipari. He tells guys, ‘Hey, three years from now, you’re going to be a first-round pick and go.’ If he wants to be the greatest coach or one of the greatest coaches in college football, to me, he has to go somewhere besides Alabama and win, because they’ve always won there at Alabama.”

It’s long been known Spurrier is lazy, preferring to play golf than do what it takes to coach football. The coach’s only real claim to fame is owning Clemson…not exactly a formidable accomplishment.

Of late, Spurrier chimed in on the HUNH argument, again, despite the NCAA coordinator of officiating and secretary-rules editor dismissing Saban’s overstated role in last week’s defensive substitution rules debate, Spurrier predictably took another shot at the game’s most accomplished head coach.

“He (Saban) took it upon himself to go before the rules committee and get it done,” Spurrier said in a Thursday USA Today interview. “They tried to change the rules. But I don’t think they’re gonna get away with it.”

What Steve Spurrier loves more than the hard work it takes to compete against Nick Saban in recruiting.

What Steve Spurrier loves more than the hard work it takes to compete against Nick Saban in recruiting.

Steven O. Spurrier doing what he loves most.[/caption]Yep, that’s right Steve. Coach Saban took a break from dominating you on the recruiting trail, fresh off another #1 signing class that you were too lazy to rival to sneak into an Indianapolis meeting room and whisper into the ears of the rules committee.

Coach Spurrier, you are an idiot.

I guess Rogers Redding’s words that Saban didn’t contact the committee, but that the committee contacted him…twice…is just too much for you to handle. Afterall, Spurrier used to be the college football coach whose opinion mattered.

Not anymore. Now Steve remains as the old drunk in the corner, disheveled while sipping on sherry. And it drives him crazy. Too bad he’s too lazy to do anything about it.

Bama fans would love another shot at the Gamecocks before Spurrier retires, but the problem is he can’t ever get them to Atlanta to meet up with the Tide.

I guess we’ll have to wait until the next time they meet in the regular season. If the old drunk is still there when it happens.


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