12:37 PM ET 10.31 | South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier has never been one to bite his tongu,e so we should not be surprised with the quotes coming out today. The only surprise from Spurrier's comments may be that he is complimenting a SEC foe. Spurrier, who has coached at both the professional and collegiate levels, said on the Dan Patrick Show today that he believes the Alabama Crimson Tide would be able to compete with some of the weaker teams in the NFL. "Alabama, gosh, they look like they could beat a couple of those NFL teams that I've watched on Sundays," Spurrier said. "I think a lot of the oddsmakers out there, that usually know what's going on, I'd guess Alabama would be favored by a little bit." While it is nice for Spurrier to talk up his rivals, it is completely outrageous to suggest that a college team ??? no matter how talented ??? could compete with a NFL team.