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Steve Spurrier: 'We will have a problem if it occurs again'

09/11/2013 11:24 AM

09/11/2013 11:29 AM

    Steve Spurrier elaborated Wednesday during the weekly SEC teleconference on his thoughts on the sideline tiff between his assistant coaches during last week’s Georgia game.
    “Both coaches were at fault and both coaches know we don’t do that crap around here,” Spurrier said. “We will have a problem if it occurs again that’s for sure. I didn’t see it live, but it was all over television. That camera is always on that sideline as I know, but obviously those two guys didn’t know.”
    Linebackers coach Kirk Botkin and defensive line coach Deke Adams had to be separated by defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward after engaging in a shouting match as the Bulldogs were being beaten 41-30 by Georgia.
    Spurrier cannot remember a confrontation that heated on one of his sidelines, he said.
    “We have had coaches yell at each other,” he said. “I’ve yelled at them and they’ve maybe yelled at me a little bit, and it really doesn’t bother me much if one of them yells at me. As long as he’s right. If I’m right and he’s wrong, then we’ve got a problem. Yelling happens over there on the sideline when stuff happens. ‘My guy is where he’s supposed to be. Where’s your guy?’ Or something like that, but that should not happen, and I really believe it is handled.”


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