Head Ball Coach Could Be Coaching Trojans This Season
The sudden – and immediate – retirement and the timing of it coming just a few hours after a premier program fired its coach led PubClub.com to speculate that Steve Spurrier left one USC for another USC.
That’s a thought that has gained some traction on Twitter, too (hashtag #USC).
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But why stop there, why not take it to the next level? So PubClub.com is further speculating – some may call it guessing – that Spurrier will be on the Southern California sidelines this year.
He will be at the Notre Dame game and coaching the Trojans the following week when they host Utah.
Again, it’s just speculation but the timing of the “retirement” and the firing of Steve Sarkisian is just too obvious to ignore. The Trojans need a stable, solid, proven and marquee coach. Spurrier has grown stagnant at South Carolina.
He knows USC can win, and win now.
But mid-season? How else to explain the sudden departure – again, immediately – from the Gamecocks? Why would he not announce he’s retiring after the season? There has to be something bubbling beneath the surface here.
Let’s say Spurrier does arrive at Troy mid-season. Here’s what will happen: He won’t change the offense or the defense and will leave all that up to the current coaches.
What he will do is provide needed leadership and direction and instant inspiration to the players. They can potentially go on a roll like they did under Ed Orgeron and salvage the season.
Hey, Trojans Athletic Director Pat Haden has done strange things before and this would certainly qualify as a strange move.
There’s one other possibility for Spurrier’s sudden “retirement,” and if this is it, then it should tarnish his legacy.
If Spurrier quit because he didn’t think he could have a winning season – the Gamecocks are 2-4 and can finish no better than .500 – to preserve a streak he’s has since his first season at Duke, then that would be a major disappointment.
It would mean he quit on his team, his players, the fans and the program.
It’s hard to believe a competitive person like Spurrier would do such a thing, which is why PubClub.com feels the USC-for-USC speculation is not as far-fetched a though as it might initially appear.