ATHENS — There have been a lot of theories bandied about as to why Steve Spurrier called it quits at South Carolina. But Brian Schottenheimer, who played for the Head Ball Coach at Florida, believes he knows exactly why.
“He must be antsy about playing golf,” said Schottenheimer, who was a backup quarterback for the Gators from 1994-96. “But it was awesome seeing him before the game and after the game when we played them. I just wish him and Jerri all the best. I think he’ll be around for sure. He’s probably out on a course somewhere right now and he’ll be out there I’m sure whenever he gets a chance.
“But I wish him the best for sure.”
Spurrier, 70, abruptly retired as the Gamecocks’ head coach this past Monday. He leaves as South Carolina’s all-time winningest coach and the second winningest coach in SEC history.
Georgia defeated the Gamecocks 52-20 on Sept. 19 in Athens and they fell to 2-4 overall and 0-4 in the SEC.