Waking up this morning to the soothing sounds of Dave Loggins classic Masters theme reverberating through my mind and the brilliant colors of the Augusta azaleas in full bloom, today was destined to be a day of Zen-like peace and tranquility. After all, it is Masters Week!
However, Will Muschamp decided today was not a day for tranquility and fired the first salvo in a budding rivalry with his former teammate Kirby Smart. In Greg Ostendorf’s article posted today on ESPN.com, Muschamp is quoted as saying about facing Kirby Smart, “Honestly, I don’t really like the competition with friends and people that you’ve been with…But there’s no doubt on that day, I’m looking forward to whippin’ his ass, and he’d probably say the same thing about me.”
A Gamecock friend of mine sent me the article and the body of his e-mail was, “Looks like he still hasn’t learned how to control his mouth, I just hope he has learned how to be a head coach.”
While Coach Smart certainly feels the same way, he is probably SMART enough not to say it on the record. This comment will likely find its way on a few bulletin boards prior to the Dawgs October 8th trek to Williams-Brice Stadium.