Steve Spurrier Fires Shots at Texas: "They can’t win the Big 12 anyway."

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Steve Spurrier may no longer be coaching SEC football, but the Head Ball Coach is still taking shots at potential SEC opponents. Never shy to share his opinion, Spurrier was asked by Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel what he thought of Texas and Oklahoma's pending move from the Big 12 to the SEC. You'll never believe this, but Spurrier doesn't believe the Longhorns are ready for the step up in competition. “I can understand Texas jumping over,” Spurrier said. “They get to play Texas A&M again. They get to … they can’t win the Big 12 anyway. “I think they’re only won two in the last 30 years or so. What is it?” To be precise, the Longhorns have won three Big 12 titles in the last 25 years. Texas has not win a Big 12 Championship since Mack Brown was the head coaching 2009. Spurrier gives Texas' move two horns down.

Oklahoma Enters Spurrier's Crosshairs

Texas was not the only team to receive Spurrier's not so subtle jabs. Oklahoma has been one of the most successful programs of the CFB Playoff era. The Sooners have appeared in four of the last six Playoffs, but have yet to win a game. “I’m sort of surprised Oklahoma,” Spurrier said. “I just don’t think they’re going to come over to the SEC and win with any regularity the way that they win the Big 12. Their fans might say, ‘Yeah, now we can beat Alabama and LSU and all these dudes.’ It may not happen like that. I don’t know. It’s obviously more money.” Money is certainly playing a significant role in conference realignment. Exactly how much money is at stake is unclear. A USA Today analysis of financial records found that the SEC could generate $1.3 billion in revenue with Oklahoma and Texas for the 2024-25 season, equalling the NCAA's revenue in the same fiscal year. Each former Big 12 team could win quickly in the SEC and generate a ton of money in the process. No matter what happens, no one in the SEC can escape the quick wit of Steve Spurrier. [Orlando Sentinel]

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