Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier speaks to the crowd before accepting the game trophy after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers in the Capital One Bowl at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Spurrier declares South Carolina the ‘national champion of the bowl season’

As the years go by, whenever South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier says anything in public, it seems to get more and more hilarious listening to what comes out of the O’ Ball Coach’s mouth.

Well, he’s at it again while referencing the subtle jab that he was given by Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney after the Tigers won the Orange Bowl on Friday night by defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes.

During the post-game festivities, Swinney made reference to the fact that his team’s win marked the first time that a school from the state of South Carolina, which is true.

What is also true, though, is that Swinney and the Tigers can’t seem to defeat Spurrier and the rival Gamecocks, which promoted Spurrier’s original remarks after their Capital One Bowl win over Wisconsin of noting that they were once again state champions.

Well, in firing back at Swinney’s post-Orange Bowl comments, Spurrier proclaimed his team champions of something else.

He proclaimed them national champions of the entire bowl season.

“Well, he’s right,” Spurrier said. “We’ve never even been to a BCS bowl. We can’t get invited. We’re in the SEC.”



“There’s going to be about 11 of us who are somewhere around 11-2 or 12-2, so we’ll see how it all shakes out,” Spurrier said. “But I’m going ahead and declaring us the national champion of the bowl season.”

It will have to happen one day, I realize this, but I would be perfectly okay if Steve Spurrier never left the game of college football and I know I’m not the only one who thinks that.

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  • Scott

    You failed to mention the reason he said this, which is actually why it’s funny: last year, after beating LSU in the Chck-Fil-A bowl, Dabo jubilantly proclaimed “This is a National Championship team!”

  • scott

    Dabo is the gift that keeps on giving to Gamecocks fans and Clemson fans don’t even realize how foolish he looks to the rest of the country! LOL!

  • Jen

    I love Spurrier! The Lord blessed us when Steve Spurrier decided to become the coach of the USC Gamecocks! He is a very ethical and funny human being. If you think about his comments, you realize that he is only stating the oblivious….Carolina won the bowl championship!!!! You gotta to love the HBC!