Jul 16, 2013; Hoover, AL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier talks with the media during the 2013 SEC football media days at the Hyatt Regency. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Spurrier says it’s hard for Georgia to hate South Carolina


The ol’ ball coach is at it again. South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier is once again trying to get under the skin of the Georgia Bulldogs and their fans.

The Gamecocks and the Bulldogs, who were defeated by the Clemson Tigers 38-35 on Saturday night, will play one of the most important games of the season Saturday, with the winner gaining the inside track in the SEC East. Spurrier, however, doesn’t think the Bulldogs hate the Gamecocks.

“You’ve got to realize, it’s hard for Georgia to really get mad at South Carolina,” Spurrier said via the Associated Press. “They’ve got so many teams they’re mad at or are mad at them.”

Georgia, of course, has a famous rivalry with the Florida Gators, plays in the “Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry” against the Auburn Tigers, ends the year with a game against the ins-state rival Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and renewed their rivalry with Clemson.

Spurrier also took shots at Georgia last year when he said he liked playing Georgia early “because they always had two or three guys suspended.”

“They almost had a fight with Vanderbilt a couple years ago, some of their coaches at least,” Spurrier said. “So anyway, it’s hard for them to have too many enemies. We still haven’t beaten them enough for them to sort of circle South Carolina.”

Spurrier’s Gamecocks have won their last three games against the Bulldogs.

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