Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Spurrier defends Arkansas' BCS chances
By Edward Aschoff
The mess that the BCS could be if Arkansas beats LSU this weekend hasn’t escaped South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.
He’s kept his eye on the possible scenarios and if there were a three-way tie involving Alabama, Arkansas and LSU, Spurrier said it’d be “very difficult” to decide which team would get his vote as the No. 1 team in the country.
“That would be an interesting scenario if Arkansas beats them,” Spurrier said Wednesday.
“To me, they’d all be about the same.”
The reality is that even if Arkansas beats LSU, the Hogs might be left out of the BCS all together if Alabama beats Auburn. LSU could still stay ahead of Arkansas if the Tide wins the SEC championship.
Spurrier said he didn’t think that was fair, but knows there isn’t much to do about it considering the BCS formula.
“If Arkansas were to win, I don’t know how you could tell them they can’t play in the SEC [championship], they can’t play for anything,” he said. “From what I hear, that’s what they’re saying. I agree it doesn’t make a lot of sense, but that’s the way we do it.”
No sharing of a beach house for Spurrier
With all of the talk about Florida coach Will Muschamp and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher sharing a beach house, Spurrier was asked Wednesday if he and former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden would have ever shared a beach house when Spurrier was coaching at Florida during the 1990s.
Yeah, not so much, according to Spurrier.
“I don’t think that would have happened,“ he said. “We didn’t get along with them as well as they do now, that’s for sure.”