ATHENS - Steve Spurrier never can quite resist taking a dig at Georgia. Here comes the latest.
During a wide-ranging interview with ESPN's Chris Low, the Gamecock head football coach - or Head Ball Coach - had this to say about the Georgia-South Carolina game being moved to mid-October:
"I don't know. I sort of always liked playing them that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended."
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Maybe we'll try to get a zing-back from Mark Richt after this afternoon's practice. But as know that's not exactly Richt's style.
Spurrier, entering his eighth year at South Carolina, is only 3-4 against Georgia. But during his coaching days at Florida he was 11-1. And those games were in late October.
And yes, Georgia does already have at least one starter suspended for the first two games, cornerback Sanders Commings. And All-American safety Bacarri Rambo is appealing a four-game suspension.
But Georgia isn't the only program to suspend players. South Carolina has its share too. The Head Ball Coach just always enjoys getting in a shot at Georgia whenever he can.
After practice, I read Spurrier's quote to Richt, who evidently hadn't heard it.
"How bout that," he said. "I think that's funny. That sounds like Steve."