Steve Spurrier’s mid-season resignation during the 2015 football season was unexpected, and it left many SEC fans with strong opinions on whether or not the Head Ball Coach abandoned his team when they needed him most.
Don’t count former Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw among those questioning Spurrier’s decision.
According to Greenville Online’s Willie T. Smith III, Shaw is just fine with the way things went down.
“I think he did what he thought was best, what someone had to do in that position,” Shaw said of Spurrier’s resignation. “I don’t hold it against him either way.
“I believe in everything he has done at South Carolina.”
But is Spurrier, now 71 years old, happy with retirement? Shaw isn’t so sure.
“He’s such a guy that wants to be a part of everything and he loves football,” Shaw said, according to Smith. “I’m not so sure if he enjoys it or not. I haven’t had that conversation.
“I’m sure he’s on the golf course a lot. But he’s kind of fidgety. I’m sure he misses being out on the field and being a part of the players’ lives.”
Shaw, who now plays for the Cleveland Browns, was questioned about Spurrier during a recent appearance at a football camp in South Carolina. He won 27 games as the Gamecocks starting quarterback under Spurrier’s direction from 2010-13.