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Spurrier Feuding With The Media Again


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How can anyone get on Steve Spurrier’s bad side? It’s simple. If your name is Ron Morris, you will piss off Spurrier again and again.

That’s exactly the reason Spurrier isn’t taking questions from the media at the moment. He wants to prove a point to Ron Morris.

His beef with Morris goes back to 2011, and Spurrier refused to talk to the media as long as Morris is present. Remember this video?

That didn’t last too long – only about a week.

Spurrier left the podium without answering any questions after Saturday’s win over Missouri. He also refused any questions after his Sunday teleconference, too. He was upset about something or someone.

We now know why.

Morris has irked Spurrier again with his latest pen, questioning him playing Connor Shaw against UAB, a game in which Shaw was reinjured and had to leave the game. You can read the articlehere, but I’ll sum up the main points Morris wrote.

Despite the injury, according to Spurrier, Shaw could have returned to the game in the second half. And, according to Spurrier, Shaw is “fine” to play Saturday against Missouri.

Maybe I missed where USC physicians invented a new cure over the weekend for deep bruises and/or fractures to the shoulder. Or, maybe Shaw is an incredibly quick healer the second time around. Or, maybe Shaw goes into Saturday’s game with the same questions surrounding his running and throwing abilities as he did against UAB.

My guess is the latter. My guess also is that, because of Spurrier’s poor decision to play Shaw against UAB, USC will be dealing with the quarterback’s sore shoulder for most of the remainder of the season.

Spurrier and Morris had a great relationship until Morris sent the relationship sideways. And they now don’t speak.

However, Spurrier is punishing the entire media because of his beef with Morris again. He’s making a statement that will sure come to pass, but he’s making the rest of the media suffer while doing so.

Going further, though, Spurrier probably doesn’t have a problem with Morris stating his own opinion, but he likely does have beef with him stating is he definitively wrong in playing Shaw too early.


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I watched the video and I dont have a problem with the way spurrier handled himself. The writer has a right to write what he wants and atleast spurrier gave the reasoning why. He is taking up for himself and I dont mind it.

Having said that, you cant kick everyone out that is going to write negative stuff about you. man up and deal with it.

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Another part of this "Feud", and I believe the biggest part by far is that Morris went onto Bill King's radio show on XM radio and compared SPurrier to Paterno along the lines of coach's having too much power and what that can do to a program. I imagine that had Spurrier riled up as well. To my knowledge coach cannot clear a player to play once he's been injured; only doctors can clear players to return from what I've gathered. But to even use the name Paterno in connection with Spurrier was wrong. Morris recently printed a half-azzed "apology" in The State explaining how hard it was to be a columnist and how he's had to get used to being second guessed and receiving hate mail etc. etc. Morris is a flake, a man with an inflated sense of self worth who seems to think he can write or say whatever he wants to without any recourse.

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