USC Gamecocks Football

Finebaum calls Spurrier’s answers ‘perplexing’

Paul Finebaum
Paul Finebaum

South Carolina enters the 2015 season with more questions than at any time since 2009. So between now and the season-opener against North Carolina on Sept. 3, we will ask 50 people: “What do you think about the Gamecocks in 2015?”

Our first panelist is SEC Network host and longtime conference analyst Paul Finebaum.

“I am not overly optimistic,” Finebaum said. “I was a little surprised by what Steve Spurrier said (Tuesday). As the greatest offensive coach in SEC history, he seemed to be playing a lot of defense, and that surprised me. It was somewhat uncharacteristic of Steve Spurrier to continue to try to spin a 7-6 season, and I thought it was a little odd that he took a shot at Tennessee and Arkansas. Tennessee had 23 freshmen and a new quarterback, and they beat him last year. The whole thing was somewhat perplexing. I think they (will finish) about where they were last year.”

-- Compiled by Josh Kendall