The Head Ball Coach went back to Williams-Brice Stadium to celebrate South Carolina’s annual Garnet and Black Scrimmage, and left as a #SCNotTop10 candidate.
Backup quarterback Michael Scarnecchia lofted a ball up to the 71-year old in the back of the end zone, but the former USC head coach was unable to hang on, falling to the ground in the attempt.
Check out the replay:
Almost, HBC ? pic.twitter.com/rotSaC3VgR
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) March 31, 2018
Missed it by that much.
Out of curiosity, I took a stroll down the responses of the SEC Network’s video, and South Carolina fans are still a bit salty about Spurrier’s decision to leave the program back in 2015.
Losing to a Kentucky program you have absolutely zero respect for twice in a row to end your career will leave that lasting impression on someone.
Luckily for Spurrier, he showed some (okay, maybe not much) life before the Spring Game, throwing a (dart?) touchdown pass from five yards out:
After retiring as head coach at South Carolina, Spurrier became a “consultant to the athletic department” at the University of Florida, where he still holds that position. But that doesn’t mean his coaching career is over.
The Ole’ Ball coach reportedly expressed interest in becoming a head coach in the brand new Alliance of American Football league started by Charlie Ebersol, which is set to debut in February of 2019.
“I can’t talk a lot about it,” Spurrier told the Orlando Sentinel last week. “It sounds like an interesting and intriguing format and could be a lot of fun. I’m fired up about it, and we’ll see what happens. But I do have an interest.”
The AAF is expected to be a “complementary” to the NFL, and a direct rival to the upcoming reboot of Vince McMahon’s XFL.
I would do anything to see Spurrier throw his visor and clipboard to the ground on the sideline one more time.