Steve Spurrier says Nebraska-Colorado game is bigger than Alabama-Texas
Steve Spurrier is recognized as an SEC legend, but his latest comments may not sit well with some of the conference’s rabid fans.
Spurrier visited “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Wednesday. The SEC Network show posted a clip of the appearance to social media featuring Spurrier’s comments on Deion Sanders’ Colorado team. Spurrier shared a notable take on the Week 2 slate.
“I know a lot of people think Alabama and Texas is big, but, to me, I think Colorado and Nebraska is the biggest game in the nation this week,” Spurrier told Finebaum.
That’s quite the take on the Huskers and Buffaloes, considering Alabama is ranked No. 3 with Texas sitting at No. 11. ESPN’s “College GameDay” will be in Tuscaloosa for the UA-UT matchup. FOX’s “Big Noon Kickoff” will be in Boulder for the Colorado-Nebraska clash.
Spurrier is sure to be watching the game between former Big 12 foes. The ex-Florida head coach will presumably be rooting against the program that embarrassed his team in the 1995 national championship game.
“I love Coach [Sonny] Dykes and TCU, and they had a heck of a year last year, but this is historical,” Spurrier said of Colorado. “… You know a lot of media, they say (of Sanders) ‘well he’s real loud’ and whatever, but he’s a ball coach, too. He’s got his guys prepared, and he’s got a good coaching staff.
“His son, Shedeur [Sanders], he is a good player. He throws a catchable ball. That’s how he throws for 510 yards, setting all kinds of records in his first game (in the FBS).”
“What @DeionSanders is doing is historical…Boulder Colorado is now the center of the college football universe.”
High praise for Coach Prime’s early success from HBC Steve Spurrier: pic.twitter.com/JJdJdd1Rcm
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 6, 2023