Steve Spurrier Accuses a Big Ten School of Negative Recruiting

By D.J. Byrnes on February 11, 2014 at 1:03p
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Steve Spurrier is one of the best trolls college football has ever seen. Today, he struck out against an unnamed Big Ten School for — negative recruiting? From the Atlanta Constitution Journal:

“We don’t run into much of any negative recruiting around here as SEC coaches,” Spurrier said. “We were involved with a player who was being recruited by a Big Ten school. They got negative a little bit with ‘There’s a lot of crime in Columbia, the big city. They don’t graduate their players,’ which was completely untrue. They searched for a little bit of everything but the player came with us anyways.”

Ah yes, the SEC: where recruiting is totally a gentlemen's game and completely on the up and up.

We can rule out Ohio State as the culprit, as Columbia's population is ~131,000, so it's not a "big city" compared to Columbus.

My guess is Penn State. Newly minted coach James Franklin has said his No. 1 goal is graduating players (check), went on a recruiting frenzy upon his arrival (check), and Happy Valley's population is a mere ~42,000 (check).


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