Steve Spurrier is contractually obligated to do a weekly television show, but mysteriously, this week’s show, which was a recap of the Gamecocks’ narrow win over UCF, was removed from the athletic department website. Spurrier asked that the show be removed because it was “too negative” towards some coaches and the team, but some clips have leaked onto the internet that tell a very different story. Check them out below:
Now, Steve Spurrier has always been a character with an infamous southern drawl, but according to South Carolina fans, he may have been a little sauced up. Deadspin posted some comments from a USC message board which have since been deleted, including this one:
Wow, yeah Coach is tipsy. I’ve watched this show the past 6 or 7 years. I’ve never seen him slur like that. Also pretty candid right there “We need to cut that crap out if we want to compete” Ha Ha! I bet Todd can smell the HBC’s 80 proof breath too.
Spurrier says he may have had a few beers, but that wasn’t the reason he requested it be taken down:
Asked if that was due to fatigue, Spurrier said, “I guess so.”
When asked if he was impaired in any way, he said, “I hope not.”
When asked if he had been drinking after the game, Spurrier replied, “Whether or not I have a few beers after every game for the past 29 years I don’t think I need to get into all that. Most coaches that I know we probably do have a few beers after ballgames after building up all week and so forth. But that was a draining day and I got too negative. I don’t like being that negative after a victory.”
Did the old ball coach have one too many mimosas at brunch Sunday morning?