Steve Spurrier accuses Big Ten of ‘negative recruiting’

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

National signing day may have passed, but South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier still has some thoughts about the recruiting tactics used by other schools.

Speaking with The Atlanta-Journal ConstitutionSpurrier revealed the Gamecocks were chasing a recruit also being courted by a Big Ten program. Without naming any names, Spurrier said the Big Ten school tried to disparage South Carolina as an institution and Columbia as a city:

We don’t run into much of any negative recruiting around here as SEC coaches. We were involved with a player who was being recruited by a Big Ten school. They got negative a little bit with ‘There’s a lot of crime in Columbia, the big city. They don’t graduate their players,’ which was completely untrue. They searched for a little bit of everything but the player came with us anyways.

Please never stop trolling, Mr. Spurrier.

[Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

Topics: Big Ten, Recruiting, Stever Spurrier

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