The boys are at it again.
Steve Spurrier sniped at Dabo Swinney.
Swinney sniped back.
And then Spurrier held court.
That's the last word, at least for now.
"Two Capital One bowls are pretty nice, but the state championship ain't bad, either," crowed Spurrier on the awards stand in Orlando last week after the Gamecocks improved to 11-2 with their victory over Wisconsin.
“We’re the first team from the state of South Carolina to ever win a BCS game,” Swinney countered after the Tigers won their 11th game by beating sixth-ranked Ohio State in the Orange Bowl.
Spurrier's turn came again on Sunday in an interview with ESPN's Chris Low:
“Well, he’s right,” Spurrier said. “We’ve never even been to a BCS bowl. We can’t get invited. We’re in the SEC...
“I called Danny Ford and said, ‘Danny, does Dabo forget that Clemson in 1981 went down to the Orange Bowl, won the national championship and went undefeated?’ They didn’t call it a BCS bowl back then, but it was the same bowl, the Orange Bowl, and the Orange Bowl has always been a major bowl.”
We'll have to wait and see if Swinney rises to the bait again.