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SEC FOOTBALL: Spurrier: It's Good to be Back

BIRMINGHAM, AL --- "It's good to be back. I've missed you guys." With those nine words, South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier began his State of Gamecock address to the flock of media writers who anxiously awaited to hear from the man known affectionately as "The Head Ball Coach." The Southeastern Conference tradition of Spurrier holding court in Birmingham had returned.

Yes, Spurrier had us with every quip, every wrinkle of his brow. He was admittedly humbled, as you might expect from those Washington years. But, in many ways, he was the same old Stevie Wonder. He had us eating from his hands, and he knew it. From the start, Spurrier had captured everyone's attention, and he was hilarious. "I appreciate all of you hanging around," Spurrier panned. "I figured...

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