That mascotsucker Spurrier is at it again, bitching about Georgia and Alabama’s schedules (h/t Blutarsky).
I respect Spurrier. He has done a great job at Carolina and has built up a legitimate top 10 program. He has polished the proverbial turd.
But come on. Let it go. Last year, Steve, the difference between UGA and South Carolina was the hapless Auburn team. If the Gamecocks had beaten Auburn, they would have won the right to get blown away by LSU.
South Carolina won their first ever Eastern Division title in 2010. Up to that point, only Florida, Tennessee and Georgia had represented the East. What Coach Spurrier fails to mention is that for the first time ever, a SEC East champion had 3 conference losses. South Carolina won the SEC East in 2010 with a 5-3 record and they were the only SEC East team with a winning conference record, and only one other East team that year had a winning record period (Florida: 4-4 conference, 8-5 overall). As top heavy as the SEC East is in 2012, it was even more bottom heavy in 2010. In fact, if you went by old school SEC Standings, South Carolina would have been 4th behind Auburn, LSU and Arkansas.
So, Coach Spurrier, did you win the SEC East in 2010 becuase South Carolina was so good, or becuase the other traditional power teams in the Division that year (UGA, Florida, Tennessee) were that bad?
Let’s call a spade a spade.