Steve Spurrier would like to remind USC fans that football games last four quarters, not two. After a 48-10 win over East Carolina The Head Ball Coach mentioned he was a bit disappointed with mass exodus after the Gamecocks jumped out to a 21-0 lead at the half.
“Fans, stay in the ballpark a little longer, gee. That party out in the parking will wait, can’t it? …I looked out to the other side and it was half empty almost. Stay in the ballpark a little bit.”
AUDIO: Steve Spurrier’s plea to fans [:30]
Spurrier reminded the Gamecock fans 21-0 isn’t necessarily a safe lead, “We were down 17-0 to these guys last year and had to come back.”
In fairness Spurrier should also be reminded a lot of the fans who left were drinking Jack and Cokes at 8:00 in the morning and by halftime when it was about 95 degrees in the stands, realized that last Jager Bomb might not have been such a great idea. 12:21 starts in early September are brutal for any fan base in the South. Especially the faction of that fan base that has a buzz before 9 AM.
The good news for Spurrier and the Gamecocks fans is next week’s game against UAB is a 7:00 start.
Outside the fans early exit, the HBC seemed generally pleased with the way things went down Saturday afternoon against the Pirates.
AUDIO: Steve Spurrier on ECU game [1:47]