Last year, Steve Spurrier upset Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze by saying that if he made out the SEC schedule, Georgia would have gotten LSU and South Carolina would have played Ole Miss. Obviously, Ole Miss wound up improving to 7-6 in 2012. And sometime between last year’s Media Days event and this year’s, Spurrier and Freeze have become pals.
Earlier today, Freeze said that he started wearing a visor as a high school coach to emulate Spurrier. When asked about that — and about his comment a year ago that he’d have rather played Ole Miss — Spurrier aw-shucksed his way into some pretty big laughs:
“Well, last year at this time Ole Miss was 2-10. (Laughs.) They had a good year. Hugh Freeze has done an excellent job there. Naw, Hugh and I have a lot in common. We both play golf, we both wear visors (more laughs), and we call the plays. How can you not like a guy like Hugh Freeze.
You never know what team (that) was bad one year gets it going the next year.”
That last line is pretty ironic considering Spurrier complains so often about the league’s scheduling format.