South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier is at ESPN today with several other SEC coaches for today’s ESPN Car Wash. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy has been tweeting out some of the fantastic things Spurrier — who is essentially a walking soundbite — has said throughout the course of the day. One thing Spurrier touched on was the 1992 SEC Championship game between the No. 12 Florida Gators, which Spurrier coached at the time, and the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide. According to Spurrier the SEC had a rooting interest in the game, which is obvious, if you look at where the conference’s office is located.
Asked Spurrier if upset SEC rooted for Bama vs. UF in ’92 SEC title game: “They do every year. Why you think league office in Birmingham?”
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 22, 2014
The game was the first conference championship game in SEC history. Alabama defeated Florida, 28-21, en route to winning the national championship.