The college football season is about two weeks away, and one of the opening weekend games that has everyone’s attention is the huge SEC match up between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies. So of course, you know that Steve Spurrier is going to start talking.
Spurrier actually did a nice job combining his gripes for this one, strength of schedule and his upcoming opponent. We know from the past that Spurrier will call out anyone that he believes plays a weak schedule, and that’s exactly what he did recently in talking about the Aggies, who he will face in two weeks time.
“They haven’t played the bigger teams so their schedule has been a little misleading,” Spurrier said, referring to TAMU’s non-conference opponents as “barely Division I.”
As if that wasn’t enough, he went right for the throat when pointing out that they no longer play rival Texas, something that a lot of people have taken issue with since the Aggies moved to the SEC.
“I find it interesting that they quit playing Texas,” Spurrier added. “They played Texas 115 years like we have played Clemson and then they left that Big 12 conference and both schools got mad at each other and said, ‘We aren’t going to play you anymore.’ It would be like us and Clemson saying we are not playing anymore. Our whole state would go crazy. The governor would get involved in that.”
When the Ol’ Ball Coach is talking, you know that college football season is right around the corner.
The Gamecocks and the Aggies will open up their seasons against one another on August 28, being featured on the new SEC Network.