Tuesday July 14th, 2015

As has been the case for much of his nearly-40-year coaching career, South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, now 70, remains one of college football's most quotable figures.

Spurrier addressed media at SEC Media Days Tuesday and came ready as always. Along with serious topics that included players' off-field problems and the removal of the confederate flag in South Carolina, Spurrier fielded questions about retirement, cracked jokes about the media and, of course, South Carolina's 7-6 record last season. With the Gamecocks looking to bounce back, the Head Ball Coach offered a little bit of perspective, taking blame for the team's defensive struggles (to help, South Carolina added longtime NFL assistant Jon Hoke as one of its defensive coordinators this off-season) but also offering context while throwing a little bit of shade around the conference.

Sorry, Tennessee and Arkansas.

As for the media:

Some general wisdom:

Spurrier riffed on his potentially intriguing plans for quarterback usage:

And he doesn't appear interested in retirement. Guess that means we'll keep hearing from him.

For the record, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are 67 and 69, respectively.

Jeremy Woo

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