Wednesday marked the first time since his father’s resignation that Steve Spurrier Jr. talked after practice.
As one might expect, the past few weeks have been a bit of a ride.
“Goodness, I’ve had some highs and lows and some sidewayses,” said Spurrier Jr., South Carolina’s wide receivers coach. “A lot of different emotions going through, good and bad and everything. But it is what it is, especially in this profession, anything can happen.”
Spurrier Jr. talked about his 12-day-old daughter and the excitement of getting the chance to watch Shawn Elliott take over the program and make a run at the head coaching job.
This weekend’s trip to Texas A&M won’t be the first for Spurrier Jr. He was on staff with the 2000 Oklahoma team that survived a 35-31 battle there en route to a national title. He joked about the way the old press box rocked during games and how he almost looked for a way out when it did.
Saturday will be only the second game after his father left, and looking back on that night, he was in the same spot as the rest of the world, not knowing the big change coming.
“No, I did not, to tell you the truth,” Spurrier Jr. said. “So there’s a lot going on with that day. But I found out when most everybody else did.”