While most of the talk about UK’s offensive coordinator opening has centered around ECU’s Lincoln Riley, there’s another name we should maybe start thinking about: Steve Spurrier, Jr. On this week’s Football Scoop podcast, Steve Roussel reported that he’s heard Stoops has spoken with Spurrier Jr., who is the co-offensive coordinator on his father’s staff at South Carolina.
“Mark has left it open, spoke with some other guys. Probably the most interesting guy I’ve heard Mark’s spoken to is Steve Spurrier, Jr.,” Roussel said, mentioning the tight bond between Bob Stoops and Steve Spurrier. We know that Mark Stoops is also close to the Spurrier family, so from that perspective it makes sense; however, Roussel said that he believes Lincoln Riley is still the frontrunner for the job. “Ultimately, I think it’s very likely Lincoln accepts that position,” Roussel said, noting that Riley still has “things going on in the profession” which may have delayed the decision.
When will we know for certain? With recruiting entering a dead period, Roussel said that he expects Stoops to “make a move this week.”
Listen to Roussel’s remarks about Stoops, Spurrier Jr., and Riley at the 41:20 mark: