Georgia Football Is Not Alone as Colleges Channel the Head Ball Coach


No one taunts a rival like Steve Spurrier, and Georgia football fans know it. However, the world is catching up to the Head Ball Coach.

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“You know what FSU stands for, don’t you? Free Shoes University.” – Steve Spurrier

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Rivalries are the sugar in our college football sweet tea. They are the cheese on our Saturday afternoon grits, the gravy on the college football biscuit we all devour in the fall.

And sometimes it’s the yellow in the snow.

“We aren’t LSU and we aren’t Alabama. But we sure ain’t Clemson.” –Steve Spurrier

Georgia fans took their medicine this winter after those pesky Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets ran back to the manhole covered walls of the North Avenue Trade School. That’s ok, we can take it . . . once or twice, though not thrice – ask Jim Donnan.

Tech made the most of it, even adorning their 2015 Orange Bowl rings with celebration of the Georgia victory.

Well, it is a rare occurrence.

“You can’t spell Citrus without U-T.”–Steve Spurrier

Such open taunting is running rampant, a national epidemic of Head Ball Coach in Mouth Disease.

Steve Spurrier, he of recent humiliation at the hands of Clemson, spent a career baiting and taunting his rivals. The bigger the rivalry, the bigger and more frequent his taunts.

“We found out that the scholarships they were giving out at Alabama were worth a whole lot more than ours.” –Steve Spurrier

Now, taunting rivals has entered the hallowed halls of higher education administration.

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Even Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp could not resist responding to the news that the Texas Longhorns will now sell beer and wine at home football games.

No doubt the Chancellor inspired a new drinking game in Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium – order a round when a Texas A&M loss is announced.

About the dorm fire that burned 20 textbooks at Auburn, “But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn’t been colored yet.” –Steve Spurrier

Southern style hate has migrated north. Michigan State, not satisfied with celebrating it’s rousing come from behind win over Baylor in the Cotton Bowl, recently revealed Cotton Bowl rings that also celebrated the Spartan victory over Michigan.

Matt Lombardi of’s College Spun calls into question such intense celebrations over the defeat of a 5-7 football team.

Bless your heart, Mr. Lombardi – we do love you but, you are surely not from ‘round here.

All follow the example of the Presbyterian minister’s son.

“I don’t know. I sort of always liked playing [Georgia] that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended.” –Steve Spurrier

Rivalry victories are to be celebrated with taunt and circumstance. All. Day. Long.

Steve Spurrier quotations quoted by Chris Fuhrmeister of

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