Steve Spurrier announced that he would be resigning from his position as the South Carolina Gamecocks head football coach immediately and it took everyone by surprise. He was excited about his team prior to the start of the regular season, but after the 2-4 start he decided that he didn’t want to coach anymore.
Desmond Howard isn’t happy with the love that the media is showing Spurrier simply because of his past. He is pointing out that with any other head coach resigning midseason after a tough start, they would be accused of quitting.
Howard posted that on his Twitter account and it is a very valid point.
There is no doubt that Spurrier is getting the “star treatment” throughout this entire resignation process.
It certainly is true that most coaches would be accused of quitting on their team. Reports originally stated that Spurrier was retiring from his coaching position, but he quickly corrected that and said that he was just resigning. That could potentially mean that he is leaving the door open for a comeback if the right job opened its doors.
Plenty of candidates will arise for the Gamecocks to choose from to be their next head coach. South Carolina is a fairly lucrative coaching job, especially with the tradition that they have and being in the SEC. Spurrier will be missed, but quitting on his team shows just how invested he truly was in the future of the program.
Expect to hear a lot of rumors moving forward about potential candidates for the Gamecocks to look at or certain coaches that would love to take the job.
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