Son of a Spurrier (SOS)
Let me get this straight. After a tumultuous week that saw one of his football teams get shut out for the first time in nearly 20 years and then his drunken starting quarterback arrested and subsequently kicked off the team, Steve Spurrier is now blaming officials for his problems.
As a Georgia fan, I definitely am no fan of Southeastern Conference officials. Moreover, I readily admit the Bulldogs received several favorable calls in their victory at South Carolina on Saturday.
However, a few minor calls that could have gone either way do not make the difference in an 18-0, good-ole-fashion, backyard ass whipping that marked the first time a Steve Spurrier-coached team had been shutout since 1987, his first season at Duke.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted Spurrier as having said on his weekly radio show, "I heard our fans booing a lot the other night and later in the week I learned that Georgia should've been called for about 12, 13 clips or holds during that game that wasn't called."
In addition to his poor use of subject-verb agreement (clips or hold were not) that was quite amusing, it was also astonishing to hear Spurrier speak about what the other team's offense got away with.We know the ole' ball coach only watches gamefilm of his offense and not his team's defense, which is why I found his remarks highly hypocritical.
While I did remember Georgia getting plenty of favorable calls against South Carolina, I also recalled Bulldog superstar defensive ends Quentin Moses and Charles Johnson being held throughout the game.
Thank the Lord every day for TIVO, because I went back and counted 11 obvious or apparent holds on Moses or Johnson that were not called, including a take down of Moses from behind early in the fourth quarter. I only watched Georgia's ends and did not even bother looking for possible holds against the interior linemen, which are harder to see on a television replay.
Come on Spurrier this is ridiculous. Most casual football fans and every coach knows that holding can be called on at least one offensive linemen on every passing play.
Could it be that you are worried that the game has passed you by or are you just now finally realizing that your "why not us" proclamation of South Carolina winning SEC championships cannot come true so long as Georgia, Florida, LSU, Auburn, Tennessee and Alabama stay in the SEC.
Face it ole' ball coach, the mystique you had over Georgia fans is forever gone. Long hail King Richt, 2-0 against you.