Spurrier Smacks ESPN: Maybe We Should Play on Fox Sports 1

Spurrier Smacks ESPN: Maybe We Should Play on Fox Sports 1

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier was not happy that ESPN, which televises SEC football games, did not televise South Carolina’s Pro Day live, instead opting to televise USC’s Pro Day in Southern California on Wednesday. And he suggested that perhaps the Gamecocks should start playing their games on Fox Sports 1, the all-sports national cable network that will debut in August to challenge ESPN. 

While ESPN was televising Matt Barkley throwing to Robert Woods, the feisty ole ball coach was not having any of it. 

Spurrier said he noticed “both USCs” had their Pro Days on Wednesday, but only “one of them finished #7 in the country.”

“The other was not in the top 25, yet ESPN decided to go out to the one in California which did not finish in the Top 25 and televise their day live,” Spurrier reportedly said. “It’s interesting that (ESPN) doesn’t come around here on signing day, they don’t come around here on pro timing day, and yet they us to play all these Thursday night games. Maybe we need to consider playing on that new network, FoxSports 1.”

Josh Kendell, from The State, initially tweeted Spurrier’s remarks from South Carolina’s Pro Day.