Monday, November 20, 2006

Spurrier Not Taking Miami Job?

CSTV, one of the nation's top college sports websites, reported this weekend that South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier is leaving the Gamecocks to become head coach at the University of Miami following the 2006 season.

The website first reported the story here, then stuck by it here despite denials from Spurrier during his Sunday teleconference.

South Carolina media outlets, as evidenced by WIS-TV's piece and this article in The State, are trumpeting the denials, but oddly enough the most convincing direct denial quotes taken from Spurrier's teleconference appeared in this article in The Miami Herald.

We don't know about the rest of you Gamecock fans out there, but we're hoping today brings further clarification from the Ole' Ballcoach that he is not - and will not - be a candidate for the Miami opening and is positively coming back to Columbia next season.

Also, what's with USC's athletic director declining to comment - and doing so through a subordinate? Don't we pay this guy close to $300,000 to deal with precisely this kind of situation?

Seriously, for $300,000 a year Eric Hyman should at least have the balls to decline comment himself.


Anonymous Sports Talk Rocks said...

Don't believe it. He pulled a t-rav and never 100% completely ruled it out. Go back and listen to it

10:48 AM

Blogger faithinsound said...

We're with you, Michael. We think the Ole Ballcoach needs to state in unambiguous and incontrovertibly definitive terms that he is returning to Carolina next year.

We just think it's funny that the Miami paper had stronger quotes from Spurrier leaning in that direction than the South Carolina papers.


10:59 AM

Blogger SCPolitico said...

Not happening and let me tell you why; there is no challenge in the Miami scenario, they have been there and done that. USC is the ultimate challenge to the old ball coach and that is really all there is to it.


11:41 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hyman make close to $500,000 a year!

11:50 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So which bridge were you under Wil?

1:16 PM

Blogger Melton L. Duncan said...

Fascinating link FITS. Have really enjoyed this blog during the Palmettoland's most recent election "silly season."

I'm a Clemson guy and since its rivalry week thought you or your readers might enjoy some Clemson/Carolina "social history" and orange flavored propoganda at my blog.


The Corner of River and Rhett

2:19 PM

Anonymous Sports Talk Rocks said...

yea.... Miami could only pay him loads of money. He would have a good chance to get any kid in the country he would want, the Miami schedule is def. a little easier than the South Carolina schedule ..... you're right though, he's def. staying at USC, Miami has not shot in getting him..

Also, after Florida beat Maryland in the bowl game that one year, didn't he say he wasn't leaving Floriday but if I remember correctly......

Sic Willie - you should apply for the job at USC if it comes open

3:34 PM


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