The Best of Steve Spurrier at SEC Media Days since 2011


Nobody handles the Southeastern Conference Media Days quite like the Head Ball Coach Steve Spurrier. If you’ve never watched the Gamecock coach’s press conferences than you’ve at least heard about his yearly famous quotes that he graces all of college football with when he shows up in Hoover, Alabama. Whether it’s making digs at fellow SEC coaches, talking about his high school reunion or poking fun at the media, there’s no doubting that noone is safe when Spurrier  hits the podium.

Let’s look back at some of my favorite quotes the Head Ball Coach has given since 2011.


Remember Bryce “The Shermanator” Sherman, he too fell victim to one of my favorite quotes given by Spurrier. When asked about Shermans departure from the team along with some not so nice tweets directed at the University, Spurrier replied with, “We gave him a year and a half (of scholarship money), which I thought was pretty nice of us.”. Talk about a burn right?

Along with a dig at Sherman the Head Ball Coach mentioned how South Carolina spends less on recruiting than any other SEC school, unlike fellow SEC school Mississippi State where he said, “Mississippi State’s got a jet airplane,” and “They’ve got all kinds of money at Mississippi State. Everybody’s got a lot of money.”.


Steve Spurrier had a lot of memorable quotes this year poking fun at the media, Georgia’s weak schedule and my favorite, sportsmanship.

In 2006 when South Carolina fell short to the Auburn Tigers 24-17, Gamecock players walked off the field clapping, proud of them selves for the effort they gave against the #2 team in the Nation. Spurrier had this to say when asked at Media days about what he told the team, “They sort of clapped as the guys left the field. So yeah, I said, ‘Please don’t do that again. Please don’t clap when you lose a game.’ There’s no moral victories in any sport.”.

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He wouldn’t be Spurrier if he didn’t have a dig for the Bulldogs, when asked about having to play tougher SEC West teams than Georgia the Head Ball Coach said, “If I made the schedule, Georgia would be playing LSU and we’d be playing Ole Miss.”When asked about how he feels every time he’s asked about when he plans on hanging his visor up at South Carolina, Spurrier replied with, “Every time some sportswriter asks me how much longer I’m going to coach, I think I need to ask him, How much longer are you going to write? What’s the difference.”


2013 was a little weak for me on what the Head Ball Coach delivered as far as memorable quotes are concerned, but I did enjoy this one he said about Ole Miss Coach Hugh Freeze, “Hugh and I have a lot in common. We play golf, wear visors, we call the plays. How can you not like a guy like Hugh Freeze?”


In 2014, Spurrier really came out swinging, hitting out the park home runs with everything the media pitched him. When talking to former player Stephen Garcia, Steve said, “I’m not sure if you’re a member of the media or Duck Dynasty.” Speaking of media, Spurrier had something else to say concerning former player Stephen Garcia, saying Garcia, “might be good in the media. … Heck, you guys made it.” That’s why we love you Coach, always sticking it to somebody, making us have a good chuckle.

You can’t talk about last years media days without adding in what Spurrier said about the trophy between South Carolina and Texas A&M named after James Bonham. The Head Ball Coach had a different take on what history has to say, “I always was taught the hero of the Alamo was Davy Crockett. Bonham, it’s a good story, and he did some good things. I always thought Crockett and those 33 Tennessee guys was the hero. Him and those Tennessee guys that came in and got killed and so forth.”


At this years Southeastern Conference Media Day you can expect to laugh out loud by The Head Ball Coach’s, “Spurrier-isms” just like you’ve grown accustomed to for many years now. You can check out our other post that gives all the information on the schedule to make sure you tune in to the SEC Network to see Steve Spurrier live in action.