If you didn’t see Steve Spurrier’s early morning session at SEC Media Days, then you missed out on a banner history lesson from the HBC. Spurrier must be reading Davy Crockett’s autobiography, because he started riffing on the frontiersman after being asked about South Carolina’s new rivalry with Texas A&M and the game’s Alamo Trophy.
Reporter: You’re not exactly a fan of the 6‑1‑1 format, historical rivalry with Texas A&M. Did you know about the pending Alamo Trophy?
Spurrier: I heard about it. Read about it. Didn’t know it’s official yet. I’m actually from Tennessee. I always was taught the hero of the Alamo was Davy Crockett, so this was a new one on me.
It’s a good story, I’m sure Bonham did some good things. I always thought Davie Crockett was the hero of the Alamo, he and those 33 Tennessee guys that came in there and got killed, so forth (laughter).
So the trophy was a little surprising to me. I’m sure this guy Bonham was a hero and did a lot of good, after I read the story.
Because the Internet works quickly, it went all Kevin Durant on the HBC. You the real hero, coach.
Because internet, here’s Spurrier as Davy Crockett pic.twitter.com/YQ7uNUXDzG
— Jorge (@JorgeBrosada) July 15, 2014
Steve Spurrier: king of the wild frontier.