South Carolina's Steve Spurrier, fed up with the age questions and critics suggesting that his best coaching days are behind him, went on the offensive Wednesday.
Spurrier, who turned 70 in April, called an impromptu news conference with local reporters to reaffirm to South Carolina fans that he is as committed as ever and not to listen to the Gamecocks' "enemies." South Carolina dipped to 7-6 last season after being picked to finish first in the SEC's Eastern Division, that after three straight 11-win seasons and three straight top-10 finishes nationally.
"We were 11-2 and ranked fourth in the country this time a year ago, and nobody said a damn word about my age," Spurrier told ESPN.com during a separate conversation Wednesday following his fiery news conference. "Now, a year later, I'm suddenly too old, and we're on our way down.
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