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Were Steve Spurrier's comments really that bad?

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01:50 PM ET 10.30 | Steve Spurrier made headlines when he called out Dabo Swinney's program while relaying the Clemson thoughts kind wishes for injured star running back Marcus Lattimore, but a review of the actual comments reveals they really weren't all that outrageous or out of character: "I read one today from the head coach at our upstate school -- you know, that school that used to beat us a lot that doesn't beat us much anymore -- usually when that coach up there talks about South Carolina it's a bunch of garbage and a bunch of BS. Usually. But I have to agree with him on what he said the other day. He said, 'Marcus Lattimore stands for what's right about college football.'"

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October 30, 2012  02:10 PM ET

And this is an issue why???

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October 30, 2012  02:41 PM ET
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I wont say its an issue..And I usually love the quips from tOBC...but there is a time and place for it.. this was not that time... When your rival compliments the player, let it be....OBC should take notes from Latt

When it comes to character...OBC couldn't hold Latt's jock

October 30, 2012  02:47 PM ET
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And this is an issue why???

Because everything is news either in a good way or a bad way, and they have to make it an issue.

October 30, 2012  03:27 PM ET

Agree it's not an "issue" in the sense that anything can/ should be done about it. We have come to expect smart A remarks form SOS. But in this instance it's particularly classless.

October 30, 2012  03:52 PM ET
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And this is reported why???

Steve Orr aka The Old Visor Tosser likely tossed his lunch just after saying something almost nice about Sweeney/Clemson.

October 30, 2012  04:04 PM ET

This is the day of political correctness!!!

October 30, 2012  04:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I wont say its an issue..And I usually love the quips from tOBC...but there is a time and place for it.. this was not that time... When your rival compliments the player, let it be....OBC should take notes from Latt

Yep.

Usually I am entertained by tOBC's comments, but over the years he has proven not to have the good judgement to know when to lay off. This is one of those times.

October 30, 2012  06:46 PM ET

Just The Visor being his typical self.

October 30, 2012  09:18 PM ET

OK...heard it was dislocation rather than fx....any word on ligament damage?

October 30, 2012  09:29 PM ET

GO IRISH!!!

October 30, 2012  09:31 PM ET
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When it comes to character...OBC couldn't hold Latt's jock

+1,000

Spurrier is the one full of BS.

October 30, 2012  10:04 PM ET
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GO IRISH!!!

Uh. Van...this is a serious post about a young man's injury...

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October 31, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Sometimes it's better to not say anything at all than to say soemthing crazy. Spurrier would have been better off saying, "Macus we're with you all the way." and then just sit down.

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October 31, 2012  11:20 AM ET
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This is the day of political correctness!!!

Not an issue of PC. Issue is timing, content, classlessness. Dad used to say, "when you've got nothing good to say, say nothing." Show some class next time, Steve.

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