Monday night USC head football coach Steve Spurrier shocked the entire sports world when he abruptly retired, effective immediately, before completion of the 2015 season.
For the coming weeks Spurrier’s retirement will be at the forefront of many minds, and much will be proposed and written about the decision locally and nationally. Tonight we decided to get a unique take, one coming from somebody with rare access to the “Ol Ball Coach.”
Ran Henry, a professor at USC, is the one person who was authorized by Spurrier himself to write his biography. Tonight Henry was kind enough to join us on the show to provide his take on why decided to retire, and why it happened in such an unorthodox fashion. He also shed light on plenty of the minor nuances surrounding the decision based on his access to the family, and more.