Posted March 27, 2013

Steve Spurrier takes Pro Day jabs at Southern Cal and ESPN

NCAAF

Coach Steve Spurrier used coinciding Pro Days at South Carolina and Southern Cal to question the Trojans’ relevance and the amount of coverage they are getting from ESPN.

During South Carolina’s Pro Day featuring talented Gamecocks seniors such as Marcus Lattimore, Spurrier couldn’t help but complain about the lack of national media in Columbia as compared to the attention USC Trojans prospects such as quarterback Matt Barkley — coached by former SEC rival Lane Kiffin — were receiving in Los Angeles.

Josh Kendall of The State tweeted Spurrier’s comments:


10 comments
TURFKING
TURFKING

Steve Spurrier is the biggest (and possibly oldest) prick in college football.  A second class school like USCjr deserves a creepy old codger like OBS.

AnnabelLee
AnnabelLee

Spurrier is dead on.  ESPN is out to make money, So Cal gets them better ratings.  Simple as that.  Keep fighting the good fight Steve.  Many of us out here appreciate the honesty.

Whatever1
Whatever1

Spurrier sounds like the annoying kid that threatens to take his ball and go home if he doesn't get his way.  How does scouting prospects for the NFL draft have anything to do with who was ranked what at the end of the year.  The NFL is a QB league and of course a QB will get more interest than a RB since RB are a dime a dozen in the league these days.  Heck I bet the Ole Ball Coach himself would choose to go evaluate a QB prospect over a RB if faced with the same issue.

JeffBockert
JeffBockert

Wow, after ESPN hand selected an SEC team for the title game. Thankfully, the marriage between the SEC and ESPN seems to be over. Get used to it Spurrier. 

RobertMcEntyre
RobertMcEntyre

Really?Like Steve thinks he has the power to shoot off his big mouth about threaten to go to another network.Please....

donald5
donald5

I think ESPN is more about TV ratings than the final AP poll

giwan1259
giwan1259

Remember ESPN is NOT a sports reporting agency. Majority of what they do is promote and give information in-regard to what have a vested interest in.

SteVae
SteVae like.author.displayName 1 Like

yeah, i hate espn. if these new sports networks are decent, espn could be in for a real surprise. they are extremely bias, and it shows in their reporting. sos has a point. what the hell are they doing in la? the trojans sucked! marcus lattimore's story is one of the top national stories. do people still think barkley is relevant?

RobertSmith
RobertSmith

Gotta give Spurrier credit for being honest and using the threat of going to FoxSports1 to threaten ESPN for not fawning over his program sufficiently.  Treat the national media just like the local media ... suck up to us or go away.