It has been 15 years since Steve Spurrier was the coach at Florida, but his son could reopen the family ties with the Gators as an offensive quality control coach.
Steve Spurrier, Jr. is being considered for the vacancy by Jim McElwain, according to Gridiron Now, after Marquel Blackwell left the position to become the Toledo running backs coach.
Spurrier, Jr. coached 11 seasons under his father at South Carolina. He was the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator in 2015, but wasn’t retained by new Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp.
He was reportedly a candidate to become the new wide receivers coach at Houston, but the Cougars instead hired Darrell Wyatt for the position. Prior to his job with South Carolina, Spurrier, Jr. coached under Mike Stoops at Arizona and spent two years as the wide receivers coach for the NFL’s Washington Redskins.
The elder Spurrier spent 12 seasons as the head coach at Florida, tallying a 122-27-1 record with a national championship win in the 1997 Sugar Bowl.