Unlike the last time when Steve Spurrier was coaching the 2014 Gamecocks against the Wildcats in Lexington, the “Head Ball Coach” – once popularly known as college football’s most quotable coach — won’t be pacing on South Carolina’s sidelines this Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium.
As you know, Spurrier stepped down from his post in the middle of the 2015 campaign and he is now working for the Florida Gators as ambassador and consultant. Florida recent renamed its home facility as Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
If you are a Kentucky fan, you probably won’t miss him much for beating up or embarrassing the Wildcats over the years. But, like many sportswriters, I’ll miss him. He’s so colorful. Outspoken. Politically incorrect. Quotable. Arrogant. Candid. Cocky. He certainly was different from the other coaches who often seem to worry about ruffling other people feelings when dealing with the media.