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VIDEO: Spurrier refuses to speak around columnist

Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:06 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier started his weekly news conference in an unusual way on Tuesday. Ol' Ball Coach did not take a seat in front of the assembled media, but instead started by pacing in front of the group and describing his distaste for a certain member of the media.

The media member was Ron Morris, columnist for The State. Morris has penned several critical pieces about the Gamecocks coach in recent weeks, but Spurrier specifically cited a column last spring for his reason for taking exception. Spurrier was accused of recruiting Bruce Ellington away from the basketball program, something he deemed as "a completely fabricated story."

Spurrier never mentioned Morris by name, but instead referred to him as "negative guy" and pointed in his direction multiple times during his explanation. He offered to do one-on-one interviews with the television media, then return to the writers room to discuss Gamecocks football with writers not named Ron Morris.

Check out the video below. Do you think Spurrier was justified in his actions? Speak up in the comment section below or let us know on Twitter. (@EyeOnCFB)  It should be noted that Spurrier's extra-salty mood could have been a result of Stephen Garcia's dismissal - announced by the school shortly after the news conference



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Comments

Since: Aug 1, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2011 12:01 am
 

VIDEO: Spurrier refuses to speak around columnist

that entire garcia thing from day one, he should of been out the door, you cant give a kid that many chances , plus he was horrible anyway



Since: Jan 9, 2010
Posted on: October 11, 2011 9:21 pm
 

VIDEO: Spurrier refuses to speak around columnist

The way Spurrier is pacing back and forth and rambling on like he usually does he might be the one that needs to be drug tested!!




Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:59 pm
 

VIDEO: Spurrier refuses to speak around columnist

I'm not a big South Carolina fan, and never was a huge fan of Garcia (how many chances can you give a guy), but I really hope this has zero truth in it. 



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:56 pm
 

VIDEO: Spurrier refuses to speak around columnist

Let me preface this comment by stating that what I've heard about this incident is purely rumor at this point.  I haven't heard anyone corroborate this story.  However, stories are swirling that part of the reason why Spurrier refused to talk to this reporter is that he was asking questions about a point shaving scandal that might have involved Garcia.  Again, that may be entirely false, but I wanted to see if anyone else had heard something to that effect as well.



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: October 11, 2011 4:38 pm
 

VIDEO: Spurrier refuses to speak around columnist

Sucks to be Ron Morris.  Hahaha maybe you can write for South Carolina State?


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