Steve Spurrier seemed ‘intrigued by television,’ but didn’t audition for College GameDay
In his first Saturday not patrolling the sidelines for South Carolina, the Head Ball Coach made a guest appearance on ESPN’s College GameDay.
Spurrier, who last week resigned as South Carolina’s football coach, may turn to TV as his next profession.
According to Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch, Spurrier seemed “intrigued” by that possibility.
“I spent a lot of time with him the last 24 hours,” College GameDay executive Lee Fitting told Deitsch. “I sensed he’s somewhat intrigued by television.”
However, Spurrier’s cameo on ESPN’s flagship college football pregame show was not an audition for the program.
Fitting acknowledged that if Spurrier had interest in joining the GameDay cast, ESPN would consider it.
He caveated that Spurrier was not in line to replace longtime analyst Lee Corso, who has the freedom to remain on the show as long as he desires. Fitting added that as long as Spurrier wants to be on the show, he can, and if a position opens up for him he would surely be considered.
“As far as I am concerned as long as I am there, he is there as long as he wants to be,” Fitting said.
“By no means is this an audition,” he added. “This is a chance to have someone in the news this week and a legend in the college game be a part of our show and help us set the landscape for Saturday and the week that was. Down the road if he does have interest in television and we have interest, then we will talk and set up a formal audition. This was simply: We think this could be a couple of good segments of TV.”