According to sources, USC receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Steve Spurrier Jr. is on the short list of candidates to replace David Bennett as head football coach at Coastal Carolina. Bennett was fired unexpectedly Friday night after being called in off the road from recruiting for a meeting with the university president, athletic director and some members of the board of trustees.
Ironically, Spurrier Jr. and other members of the USC staff were in Myrtle Beach Friday night attending the North-South Awards program. One connection for Spurrier Jr. to Coastal is former Florida assistant coach Lawson Holland. He worked on Steve Spurrier’s staff with the Gators and is now the vice-president for philanthropy.