Apparently, this little soundbite caused a certain Dabo to get rather frothy behind his ears:
Dabo Swinney fires back (problem is, Steve Spurrier never said that):
"You're looking at the best era in the history of South Carolina football right now. They just had their second 10 win season, they won a championship in 1969 [ACC Title]...2010 SEC East. And this rivalry? There's a lot of rivalries out there. This is more of a domination. And that's a fact. My kids grandkids won't ever live long enough to ever see this become a rivalry. It is what it is.
"Again I got respect for their program. South Carolina's not Clemson. A lot of differences. This is a place that's won a national title, 17 conference titles, 2 division titles. Heck, we've won more bowl games than they've ever even been to. I think our program's got a 100 plus more wins than South Carolina. That's reality. That's the best era they've had in 115 years of South Carolina football is right now. And they've done a great job. A great job. And they've whipped our butts the last three years. it's my job to change that.
"Coach Spurrier's been there seven years. And after five years I think he had 35 wins. A new contract and all that kind of stuff. Y'know after five years at Clemson, if I've only got 35 wins there's going to be a new coach here. And you know what there should be because there's a different standard. So, he's exactly right. They ain't Alabama, they ain't LSU and they're certainly not Clemson. That's why Carolina's in Chapel Hill and USC's in California and the University in this state always has been always will be..Clemson. And it's right here in Clemson, South Carolina.
"So..you can print that, tweet that, whatever. But again it's ridiculous that I'm getting asked that on a Thursday before a championship game But I'm proud of who we are. I know we are at Clemson. And I know where we're going. I guess my response is he's right. He's exactly right."