Pleasure Spiked with Pain

Dear Steve Spurrier,

Steve, Steve, Steve…not so glad to see you’re back…

Of course, he has always been around.  But until his team is up to par with his standards, and they have not been until lately, then he usually keeps pretty quiet.  So I am thinking he must think he’s holding an Ace of a team for this season or he would continue to keep his big mouth shut.  But since he is back to his old self again, I am going to say we should all watch out for that South Carolina team this year.

Before anyone attacks me on this as a Spurrier hater, let me just clear the air and say that I have ALWAYS been a Steve Spurrier fan.  No, I am not kidding.  My Dad was a HUGE Florida fan when he was coaching there in the nineties. I watched many of those games.  Back then; Spurrier was unstoppable, mopping up SEC Championships like they were nothing, one time for 4 consecutive years and then leading Florida to a National Championship title.  Anyone who can do that in the SEC is a winner in my book.  Since then, I have always held a certain level of respect for that man.  He knows how to win games…hmm, who does that sound like?  Oh yea, NICK SABAN.

There has been a lot of smack talk recently from Steve Spurrier about Nick Saban, and while he respects him as a coach, it’s always laced with some sarcasm.  Now I look at these comments with a bit of a grin on my face because to me they are very much peers, equals if you will.  I can say with confidence, however, that if Steve Spurrier were to read this blog, he would be spitting his drink all over his laptop right about now.  I think his ego is far too big to ever think he has an equal or that someone is better than him.  I’m afraid to be the one to rain on his parade, but I think you have finally met your match Mr. Spurrier.

He is quoted as saying “If he (Saban) 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.”  Hey, Coach, remember back in 2003 when Saban coached for LSU and they were the National Champs that year?  That was the first National Championship for that school since 1958.  So, yes Mr. Spurrier, Saban can win at more places than Bama.  I do appreciate the fact that he knows we are winners down here though!  🙂

Spurrier had his chance to coach at Alabama and he missed it.   I hate that because I really wanted to see him here because I do respect his talent and he can do great things when he has the right team.  To his credit he did also say that he thinks Saban is the best coach in the SEC….

And that my friends, is how Steve Spurrier is…pleasure spiked with pain.

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