Shawn Elliott doesn’t know when he’ll be called into athletic director Ray Tanner’s office for a formal job interview.
Instead, he’ll start preparing for it by getting the South Carolina football team ready to make a run in the second half of the season.
South Carolina’s interim coach believes Tanner already has an idea of what Elliott would be like as the full-time coach when he observes press conferences, practices and sees the box scores on Saturdays.
“To be honest with you, every single day I’m being interviewed,” Elliott said during South Carolina’s week press conference Tuesday. “He’s (Tanner) watching this press conference right now, how I’m addressing the answers. On game day and at practice every day, I’m being interviewed.”
Of course, Elliott is the one known candidate to replace Steve Spurrier as South Carolina’s next football coach. Kirby Smart, Rich Rodriguez, Justin Fuente and Tom Herman are some of the names rumored to be in the mix, as well, after the season.
Elliott expects he’ll receive a formal interview — at some point — and hopes the way the Gamecocks have played from the time he took over will speak for itself.
“In due time, there will be some ‘formal interview,’” Elliott said. “I’d like to think so. When it comes to happen, I hope what we’ve done from last week to this week will say a lot as well.”