The Head Ball Coach cracking jokes in the broadcast booth seems like a dream scenario for those who have always wanted to hear some sarcasm and wit during a SEC football broadcast.
According to a report from The State’s Josh Kendall, former Gamecocks Steve Spurrier and the SEC Network could potentially make that a reality this fall.
“We have tentatively discussed getting together to talk,” Spurrier told The State on Monday, “but I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet but hope to do something constructive and productive. I have seen people who don’t do anything and that doesn’t work. Hopefully, I will get involved in something here in about a month or so.”
Spurrier, who retired at 70 years old midway through the 2015 football season, made some television appearances in the weeks after he left the Gamecocks football program. Most notably, he made an appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay on the first Saturday after he announced his resignation.
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Kendall reached out to ESPN, which contracts talent for the SEC Network, for comment on the potential for adding Spurrier to the roster of on-air talent, but representatives would not tip their hand on potential discussions.
“Steve Spurrier is a legend in the SEC and we’ve had the pleasure of having him as a guest on various shows during the off-season,” ESPN spokesperson Gracie Blackburn told The State via email. “We are in the midst of planning for the college football season and don’t have any new commentator announcements at this time.”