Former South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier resigned from his position with the Gamecocks just over a month ago and it looks like his career as a college football coach is over.
However, his career with South Carolina could be far from it.
According to SCnow.com, Spurrier has been approached about taking an ambassador role within South Carolina’s athletic department. His contract states that he could take on an assistant role with school president Dr. Harris Pastides and Athletic Director Ray Tanner at an annual salary of $100,000 and it looks like he would have no problem with it.
“I’ve always had a wonderful relationship with Dr. Pastides,” Spurrier said.
Pastides talked about Spurrier taking over the role and paying him the rest of his $1 million contract, despite his midseason resignation.
“It was something discussed and negotiated between the coach and the athletic director (Tanner),” Pastides told USA Today. “I and the board got involved with respect to being informed about it, but over an extremely short period of time. There was only a day between when we knew the coach was contemplating resigning and when he was making this public. There were alternate payment possibilities that could have cost the university more.”
Having Spurrier still somewhat involved with the athletic program is probably the best move the school could make right now. It’s all up to the Head Ball Coach, but I’m sure fans would love to have him around still.
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