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South Carolina Head Coach Frank Martin Tells Matt Jones to Eat It



Before the NCAA Tournament, Matt Jones got South Carolina basketball fans fired up.  Our founder and fearless leader called the Gamecocks, “The worst 7 seed in NCAA Tournament history.”

Matt has a knack for antagonizing fan bases from across the SEC, but this one seemed to stir the pot more than normal.  Earlier today, the Columbia newspaper The State published a story on his trash-talking and subsequent mea culpa.

Matt’s jab didn’t just anger fans, it got to South Carolina head coach Frank Martin.  Martin told Paul Finebaum: “If we’re the worst seven-seed in his opinion, he must not be very good at what he does.”  

Unfortunately, Finebaum’s laugh following Martin’s remark didn’t make the video above, but you can hear everything Martin said on Finebaum’s podcast.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

14 Comments for South Carolina Head Coach Frank Martin Tells Matt Jones to Eat It

  1. catsarerunnin
    9:07 pm March 20, 2017 Permalink

    I’m thinkin a cage match is in order.

  2. Cals Hoverboard
    9:15 pm March 20, 2017 Permalink

    Wow. I didn’t hear Matt say that. But if he did, he’s got to take the heat. Because Frank Martin’s got a point.

  3. Cals Hoverboard
    9:18 pm March 20, 2017 Permalink

    Better send Drew down to South Carolina to cover our game there next season. Don’t want any unwanted controversy to come out of that road trip. Oh, wait….

  4. Duuuuuude
    9:20 pm March 20, 2017 Permalink

    Well, you can’t have it both ways. You cannot on one hand say that the SEC is an under rated conference, then on the other hand make a comment like that about SC. SC is obviously at least a 7 seed, if not better.

  5. BGLawdog
    9:27 pm March 20, 2017 Permalink

    Poll on Dan Le Batard show today revealed that 68% of the country believes Frank Martin has bad breath.

  6. jayiron11
    9:28 pm March 20, 2017 Permalink

    Matt Jones might have a media empire but he doesn’t know a lot about hoops other than being a UK fan.

    • ukhank1978
      2:13 am March 22, 2017 Permalink

      And you don;t know much about politics, and that why you voted for Trump.

  7. TBW3011
    9:44 pm March 20, 2017 Permalink

    Frank’s right. SC wasn’t playing well, but to say the worst 7 ever was absurd.

  8. Cals Hoverboard
    9:48 pm March 20, 2017 Permalink

    I just listened to the Finebaum show podcast. Damn, Paul served Matt’s head up on a platter like a big watermelon and Frank Martin smacked it like Gallager with his Vegomatic ! Finebaum did you dirty, Matt.

  9. BigBlueSkyDog
    9:58 pm March 20, 2017 Permalink

    South Carolina was pathetic against Alabama in the SEC tourney. They have redeemed themselves quite nicely. This is not the same team we saw in the regular season. They’re for real.

    • Rixter
      11:32 pm March 20, 2017 Permalink

      South Carolina went into the tournament having lost 5 of 7. There was absolutely nothing to indicate they could win even one game (their two wins were Tennessee and Miss. State, both at home)

  10. MAYS24
    11:50 pm March 20, 2017 Permalink

    Why make such a flagrant put-down? Maybe it was made to stir up controversy and ratings. KSR is very funny but I do not think they need to get nasty to be funny. It is quite possible that was Matt’s legitimate opinion on SC.
    SC always starts great usually with a poor schedule and then plays poorly the second half of the year. I do not know what seed they deserve. I do know that would be hurtful to any fanbase. I would like to see a little bit more kindness and tact used.
    I think Matt knows his basketball. I always enjoy his analysis and reasoning. Most the time what he says makes sense but no one is right all the time. I think he was correct knowledging the stats and history pointing to SC plummeting before their Duke upset. It was a weird turnaround. Stranger things have happened. Remember the second half against Georgetown with the cap on the basket.
    Matt is a better marketer than any of us can hope to be. Maybe that is the reason why. I just wish KSR would be a little bit less abrasive. They have no peer in college sports. They are the best so why not be a bit classier.

  11. BigBlue4EverUK
    8:37 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Yeah,I would told Matt to Eat it too,lol

  12. scwhite9
    8:51 am March 21, 2017 Permalink

    Matt Jones says what he want to say. That’s why we all listen to him.

    Frank Martin should kiss Matt’s rear if those comments got them worked up enough to beat Duke. In fact, Frank should have Matt say something nasty before every game they play.