South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has seemingly been taking shots at cross-state rival Clemson every other week this offseason. Wednesday, he reportedly decided to go after another opponent on the Gamecocks’ 2014 schedule. According to Josh Kendall of GoGamecocks.com, Spurrier has not been impressed with Texas A&M’s non-conference scheduling over the past few seasons. He implied that the Aggies might have a bit of an inflated record.
“They haven’t played the bigger teams so their schedule has been a little misleading.”
He also had something to say about the Aggies no longer playing Texas.
“I find it interesting that they quit playing Texas,” Spurrier said. “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.”
Texas A&M, for those wondering, played Rice, UTEP, South Carolina State, Louisiana Tech, Sam Houston State (twice) and SMU (twice) over the past two seasons – going 8-0 in those contests. South Carolina’s has been a bit more difficult – the Gamecocks played North Carolina, UCF and Clemson (twice), among others.
Spurrier is never one to hold back on what he thinks, so this doesn’t come as a surprise. But in the end, all that is going to matter is which team wins August 28 when the two meet.