Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Spurrier Working On His Zingers In Anticipation Of Defeating Florida
Following last year's dominating win over Florida, Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier quipped, "Sometimes the Gamecocks get out alive," taking a shot at The Swamp's tagline, "Where only Gators get out alive." This week, Spurrier's been working on new material in hopes he can use it following another win over his alma mater this Saturday. "Welp, I don't want to give away too much, but I might throw out a 'God's smilin' on the Gamecocks' or maybe 'God quit smilin' on the Gators a long time ago' or possibly just shouting 'Boom motherfucker' when I shake Muschamp's hand after the game. I don't know, I'm brainstorming right now," said Spurrier before his tee shot on the 14th hole. The Head Ball Coach is known for his one liners, but admitted that in the past he had a writer for all of his zingers. "When I was at Florida I hired a guy named Burt Lancaster, no relation to the actor, to write all my material. He came up with the 'You can't spell Citrus without U-T' line and the Free Shoes U joke. Once I took over as the Redskins head coach, I didn't have much use for him since I was getting my butt whupped, so I let him go. I've been writing my own stuff since then. Writing jokes is a lot harder than figuring out how to beat Florida's secondary."