Steve Spurrier Says He Wasn’t Taking A Shot At Nick Saban With ‘Greatest Recruiter’ Comment, ‘Just Talking’

The most talked about quote from last week’s SEC Media Days came from, unsurprisingly, the mouth of Steve Spurrier. South Carolina’s coach took what some believed to be a subtle shot at Alabama’s Nick Saban. 

“Alabama had five of the last six top recruiting classes, which makes him (Saban) the best recruiter in CFB,” said Spurrier, who claimed Saban had, based on his recruiting success, underachieved a bit with the Crimson Tide. 

Spurrier, Saban, and other SEC coaches will appear on ESPN’s platform of programs today. Before doing so, Spurrier clarified his comment about Saban. 

With Spurrier set to be on a variety of ESPN’s programs, this surely won’t be the last time he speaks about Saban’s recruiting ability. The South Carolina coach is seemingly always good for an entertaining quote and many more will likely come today. 


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