South Carolina's Steve Spurrier jabs Clemson's Dabo Swinney
After Swinney said at ACC media days that Spurrier is from Pluto and he's from Mars, Spurrier had this to say:
Steve Spurrier on Dabo Swinney’s “He’s from Pluto, I’m from Mars” quote: “Dabo still thinks there are 9 planets out there"— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 22, 2014
Spurrier also wanted to make clear that he wasn't the only one of the pair that has made public comments directed against the other coach or school. From ESPN.com:
"The only thing I remind Dabo of is his comments three years ago of the real Carolina being in Chapel Hill and the real USC being in California," said Spurrier. "Sometimes he forgets he throws some stuff out there also. He wants to make people believe that I'm the only one that throws a little stuff out there."
South Carolina has dominated the teams' rivalry under Spurrier recently, winning the last five matchups in the series. Despite losing to the Gamecocks last season, Clemson went on to win the Orange Bowl against Ohio State. The victory, which led to another shot at South Carolina from the Tigers' official Twitter account, also spurred this from Spurrier on Tuesday:
Spurrier on Clemson being 1st team from SC to win BCS bowl: “He’s right. Although we beat them every year. We don’t get to go. They do"— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 22, 2014
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