Wednesday will mark the one-year anniversary of Steve Spurrier informing South Carolina that he would be stepping down as its Head Ball Coach and becoming an unaffiliated Head Ball Coach.
Rather than coaching the Gamecocks or Gators this past Saturday, he instead plopped himself down inside a Crescent Beach, Fla., bar to watch South Carolina lose 28-14 to Georgia.
Shockingly, his identity was quickly revealed, despite his attempts at a disguise.
“The manager of the place sort of recognized me even though I had my hat and sunglasses on,” Spurrier told The State. “My hat and sunglasses aren’t working as well as they used to.”
“I don’t know who I’m consulting,” Spurrier told The State. “Their terminology and mine are completely different. We don’t even know what the other one is talking about half the time. …
“Oh, I’m a little bored.”
Spurrier told SEC Country last month he might consider a return to coaching “down the line,” though in a lesser capacity than helming an entire program. Although his current role may be less than fulfilling, he’s also aware of the time commitment a coaching gig requires. To boot, he said the Gamecocks have “excellent coaches” (but are “a little light on big play talent”).