Steve Spurrier has long been a proponent of paying players and also long been a proponent of running his mouth when his bosses probably prefer he didn't. So when telling his players about the SEC Network being a massive financial success, he decided to throw some shade at the NCAA.
Spurrier joke w/ team, on SEC Net in 90+million homes: "I said 'you know what that means, don't you fellas? More money, but not for you.'"— Michael Haney (@Haney1075) August 7, 2014
Spurrier has suggested before that the university should pay athletes, even going as far to say that coaches would be willing to pay players out of their own pockets. The SEC Network has made him uneasy since the beginning:
3,500, 4,500 bucks a year could really help the players. Our players don't have hardly anything, and they bring in so much money for us coaches, our university, and all our other sports.
I'm going to keep fighting for our guys. If President Obama would say, 'Spurrier, you and those coaches need to quit fighting for your players, that they get enough, they get enough full scholarship,' then I'll shut up about it.
Good on ya, Hatin Ass Spurrier, for using your hatin for a good cause.