At SEC Media Days in 2012, Steve Spurrier was asked about a bye weekend on South Carolina’s schedule.
He responded in classic form.
South Carolina did not play Ole Miss that season, which upset Spurrier, since the Rebels entered 2012 having lost 15 of their last 16 conference games.
Spurrier made no such quips about Ole Miss during his press conference at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. this week. Rebels coach Hugh Freeze sees that as a good thing for his apparently rising program.
Ole MIss’ @CoachHughFreeze: “One good thing about Media Days is coach Spurrier’s not talking about us as much.”
— Mike Herndon (@TheMikeHerndon) July 17, 2014
Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze: “One good thing about media days: Coach Spurrier isn’t talking about wanting to play us as much as in Year 1.”
— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) July 17, 2014
Ole Miss HC Hugh Freeze is at the podium.., said he’s glad Spurrier didn’t complain about getting to play them this yr. Sees it as progress.
— Nick Cole (@ncole6) July 17, 2014
Ole Miss is seen as a potential dark horse team in 2014 by some. The Rebels were picked to finish fourth in the SEC West in the media poll, but possess a Heisman candidate in Bo Wallace and a host of young talent on defense.