Attention high school football programs, Steve Spurrier is reportedly interested in taking on a coaching gig at the prep level.
The Head Ball Coach told The State newspaper that he would consider taking a coaching job, but ruled out a return to major college football due to the high demand of the position.
“I don’t want to be a head coach. There’s too much involved with the head coach,” Spurrier said Saturday after he was honored at Duke. “If it’s a high school, or junior, well they don’t have junior highs anymore. Just high school, or somewhere there to coach quarterbacks and pitch the ball around.
“That might be something, something I want to do again. It would just have to be the right situation.”
Spurrier, a College Football Hall of Famer, retired midway through the 2015 season while coaching at South Carolina. At the time, he claimed that the job, specifically recruiting, took up too much of his time at his age and believed it was time for a new man to take over the football program in Columbia.
“Major college ball, these guys, they work 11 months of the year now,” Spurrier told The State. “It’s so different than it was, in the 90s, and even in the 2000s as far as the total amount of hours these guys work.”
Spurrier remains the winningest coach at both Florida and South Carolina history with 122 wins with the Gators and 86 with the Gamecocks, as well as 20 with Duke during his first coaching stint. The UF alum also led his alma matter to six SEC championships and a national championship in 1996.
Imagine one of college football’s most recognizable roaming the sidelines of a high school football game. What a sight that would be.