Steve Spurrier expects to meet with SEC Network officials in the next month, and could be on your television this fall.
“We have tentatively discussed getting together to talk,” Spurrier told The State on Monday, “but I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet, but hope to do something constructive and productive. I have seen people who don’t do anything, and that doesn’t work. Hopefully, I will get involved in something here in about a month or so.”
Spurrier resigned as South Carolina’s football coach this past October after a 10-and-a-half year career in which he became the Gamecocks’ winningest all-time coach. South Carolina won the SEC East title in 2010 and finished 11-2 each of the next three seasons under Spurrier, who won 86 games at South Carolina. He resigned with a 2-4 record in 2015.
“Steve Spurrier is a legend in the SEC and we’ve had the pleasure of having him as a guest on various shows during the offseason,” ESPN spokesperson Gracie Blackburn told The State via email. “We are in the midst of planning for the college football season and don’t have any new commentator announcements at this time.”
Spurrier has kept himself busy since leaving the Gamecocks. Florida, where he won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback and coached the 1996 national championship team, announced earlier this summer that it will name the field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium after Spurrier.
“That was unexpected,” Spurrier said. “That’s quite an honor to have your name put on the field. They don’t do that every year. Somebody asked me if that was bigger than the Heisman. I said, ‘I would say so, they give the Heisman every year.’ This is a once in a 50-year, 100-year thing. It was certainly nice of them.”
He is also being inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame, and he will give a speech in Reno, Nev., next week at the induction ceremony.
“I think I’m busier this offseason than I was last offseason,” he said.