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Barry Switzer On Steve Spurrier: Age Is Just A Number




|| By FITSNEWS || Former University of Oklahoma/ Dallas Cowboys’ head football coach Barry Switzer doesn’t think Steve Spurrier‘s age has anything to do with Spurrier’s University of South Carolina team dropping its second consecutive game to SEC East rival Kentucky.

You know … the team that has gone 1-22 against the rest of the conference over the past three seasons.

“Age has nothing to do with anything,” Switzer told Chris Kirschner of “His age has nothing to do with him getting his ass beat a couple of days ago (by Kentucky).”

Ouch …

Switzer is one of only three coaches to win an NCAA championship and a Super Bowl.  He won national titles at Oklahoma in 1974, 1975 and 1985 and won Super Bowl XXX with the Cowboys a decade later.  The 77-year-old native of Crossett, Arkansas hasn’t coached since 1997.

Spurrier has been especially sensitive about his age in the aftermath of South Carolina’s 7-6 season a year ago – arguing that no one questioned his age when the Gamecocks reeled off three straight 11-win seasons from 2011-13, an unprecedented run of success.

The 70-year-old coach has said he plans on patrolling the sidelines for another five years in Columbia, S.C.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography