Nov 2, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier looks on during the fourth quarter against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks defeated the Bulldogs 34-16. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Spurrier defends Ohio State's strength of schedule, takes jab at Florida State


If one things has been proven throughout history in the great sport of college football, it’s that when you ask Steve Spurrier any sort of question–about basically anything–he’s going to give you an answer that will have you either talking, laughing, or both.

Well, the Ol’ Ball Coach has done it again.

The Coaches Poll is one factor that is used in the BCS system. Steve Spurrier, being the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks, obviously has a say in that poll. He was recently asked about ongoing debate about whether or not Ohio State should be able to go play for the national championship, even if they finish their season undefeated on Saturday, given how their Big Ten schedule is seen as “weak.”

In Spurrier’s answer, he not only defended Ohio State, but he also took a jab at his former bitter rivals–and the current no. 1 team in the country–the Florida State Seminoles:

“You know what I think is interesting? Everybody is picking on Ohio State. Their schedule was ranked tougher than FSU’s,” Spurrier told The Post and Courier. “Did you know that? Everybody’s picking on how Ohio State hasn’t played anybody. I said, ‘Well, what about FSU?’ They beat Clemson, and that’s about it.”

This shouldn’t be any surprise. This particular question was the perfect storm for Spurrier to rile everyone up, which he does better than not only any sports figure, but probably anyone in the history of humanity.

Dick's Sporting Goods presents "Hell Week":

Tags: BCS Ohio State Steve Spurrier