As Shawn Elliott gears up for his first game as South Carolina’s interim coach, there are others candidates showing interest in coming to Columbia, S.C.
One potential applicant of note is former Texas coach Mack Brown.
In an interview with ESPN’s Paul Finebaum on Thursday, Brown said he’d “love to talk” to South Carolina about its head coaching vacancy, but has yet to receive a call from the university.
“I really haven’t thought about it,” Brown said. “If anyone wants to talk to me, I’d love to talk to them to see if the fire is still there, but I haven’t had that call yet. … I’ll wait to see if anyone is interested.”
Additionally, Brown said he was blindsided a bit by Steve Spurrier’s decision to resign from the team earlier in the week given the Head Ball Coach’s competitive nature.
Brown wished Spurrier the best as he awaits an eventual College Football Hall of Fame induction.
“Steve is one of the best coaches to coach college football,” Brown said. “He’s already in the Hall of Fame as a player obviously and he’ll be in the Hall of Fame as soon as they can get him in as a coach. He’s done a wonderful job from Duke to Florida, and South Carolina might have been his best job.
“I was surprised he did quit, but you never know the circumstances. He’s such a competitor. I’ve seen him play golf and cards, and he wants to win at everything he does. I’m disappointed he won’t be in college football as a head coach because we’re going to miss him”