Alshon Jeffery on Auburn: They Aren’t Great…It Was Just Their Day

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 13: Alshon Jeffery  of the South Carolina Gamecocks smiles after winning a game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida. The Gamecocks beat the Gators 36-14. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Talk about having sour grapes.

South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery skipped the normal, sportsmanlike, commentary and simply decided to let the world know how he really felt after his team got spanked by the Auburn Tigers this afternoon—56-17.

When asked what he thought about Auburn, Jeffery stated that “…we could have won that game. I wouldn’t say they were a complete team. It was just their day.” And, if that weren’t enough, he had this to add “…I wouldn’t say they’re a great team. To me, ain’t nobody a great team.”

It would be nice to see what a great team looks like in Alshon’s world because, in the world of the real, Auburn comes pretty darn close. They completely dismantled South Carolina’s defense—simply picked it to pieces. 

The Tigers defense was on point from snap one and they made it difficult for the South Carolina offense to find it’s rhythm at any point during the game.


As for their offense, Cam Newton was Cam Newton—just as he’s been all season He went beast all over the Gamecocks tonight—contributing 407 yards of total offense and six touchdowns. The Gamecocks had absolutely no answer for him or his favorite target all season, Darvin Adams. 


His performance tonight all but puts a guarantee on him winning the Heisman in a matter of weeks. There is simply not a better player in the nation than him right now.


As for Jeffery, his comedy didn’t end with those comments about Auburn’s lack of greatness. No, he had the good grace to explain away his ineffectiveness by stating that we should “talk to Coach about that.”

Wonder how the ol’ ball coach will feel about that one? Last we checked, it wasn’t Spurrier who was out there running routes and getting punked by Auburn’s secondary. If anything, Jeffery might have thought he was in for a big game again based on the success he had in their first meeting. 

Unfortunately, Auburn had a plan for him this time and it worked to perfection. 


Don’t worry, Alshon, there’s always next year. 


*All quotes courtesy of Wes Rucker.

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