ESPN: Weird twist in Spurrier-Swinney rivalry

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From ESPN:

In a weird and very awkward way, Spurrier was paying Swinney a compliment. It didn't come off very well, but he basically said that the usual remarks from Swinney about South Carolina are malicious, and these weren't.

Most coaches would have taken the compliments and gone about their business, but not Spurrier. He could have -- and probably should have -- responded differently, or he could have just ignored Swinney all together, but that's not the Head Ball Coach. If he can slip in a jab when talking about a rival, he will.

The war of words between these two has had some intense moments, but this really isn't one of them. This one is just weird.

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