No one is better at getting the good from Steve Spurrier than Chris Low and the latest story with Low’s byline on ESPN.com is another example of this. The HBC opened up to Low about how close he was hanging his visor for good.
“When you do it as long as I have, and you lose games the way we did this year, you have those thoughts that maybe it’s time to let somebody else come in here and do this,” Spurrier said. “You wonder, ‘What am I doing?’ That’s only normal, but I think everybody knows now that I’ve still got four or five more years in me.”
Spurrier admitted (again) that his “2-3 more years” comment and his age have been used against him on the recruiting trail. But Spurrier reiterated that he’s fully committed and that his age shouldn’t be an issue.
“That’s how we lost a few this year, people telling recruits that, ‘Coach has about had it or you never know who’s going to be your coach,’ if you go to South Carolina,” Spurrier said. “My response is that the vice president [Joe Biden] is older than me. Heck, Hillary Clinton. … We’re about two years apart from each other [in age], and she’s thinking about running for president. What I have to do is quit telling myself my age number. In life, if a person looks old and acts old and talks old, then he’s probably old.
Spurrier told Low he is getting more involved with the team this offseason with the hope of building more chemistry and bonding. Again, definitely check out the piece, it’s worth the read.
Low also posted a blog that quoted Spurrier saying that he has not ruled out changes on his defensive staff.