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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Spurrier's dig at Grantham

In the lead-up to Saturday's game, Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham had nothing but kind words for South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier. Grantham pointed out that Spurrier won at Duke, was "good for the game" and "we’ll have to play very well to beat him.”

Well clearly this was intolerable for Spurrier. So after the Gamecocks won 17-6, running Marcus Lattimore up the gut all game, Spurrier had this to say:

“That little inside play (we ran), the NFL doesn’t run that play. That’s a new scheme I guess. I’m sure they knew we’d run it. But they certainly didn’t stop it much.”

Grantham had coached in the NFL from 1999 until last year, when he was hired at Georgia.

Some may find it strange that Spurrier, who had two unsuccessful years coaching Washington, would be bringing up the NFL. But I guess it's Spurrier saying welcome-to-the-SEC to Grantham.

Another new Bulldog defensive coach had a slightly better day: Scott Lakatos' secondary "held" South Carolina QB Stephen Garcia to 164 passing yards. I put that in quotes because Garcia did uncork a 40-yard pass to Alshon Jeffery, and didn't really need to do much with Lattimore gaining all those yards.

Lakatos was quite familiar with Garcia: He was Connecticut's secondary coach in the Bowl when Garcia was overwhelmed by the Huskies.


rbubp said...

Spurrier is a total jagoff. The great genius racks up 17 points from running the ball against a team he has a losing record against at SC, and he wants to talk smack.

I guess that's all he has left, really, after losing so much at SC and getting run out of the NFL. Just when feel like you don't have to hate the guy he proves once again why he is an insufferable loser of a human being.

Anonymous said...

Spurrier is what more coaches should be like. Stop with all this "politically correct" garbage and just say what is on your mind. After you've beat someone, you've earned the right to take a jab. It isn't classless, it's classic. Winners understand this. Losers cry about "fairness" and "being a classy winner."

Anonymous said...

what's a jagoff?

Charlestowne said...

"They certainly didn't stop it much"... oh no! How mean! Come on, guys, the quote isn't that bad. That's not a jab at the defensive coordinator.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Atlanta radio personalities and loyal, hurt Dog fans have tried to position Spurrier's comments as a dig. Come on! I think when Spurrier makes a dig, you know it. This wasn't a dig. Quit crying, Georgia fans. You'll have a chance to lose to us again next year. (Gamecock in Georgia)

Yodi said...

I would say "act like you've been there before", but Spurrier and his Gamecocks have not had many wins vs the Dawgs. People aren't stupid, he knew exactly what he was saying with those comments. I rarely ever hear a coach talk about what the opponent didn't do after a least not in the way he said it.. "they sure didn't stop it". I will never root harder for a team when I pull for Auburn, Arkansas, and Alabama to destroy S.Car and help the Dawgs out.