Report: Steve Spurrier Jr. being considered for position with Florida Gators football

By Adam Silverstein
February 24, 2016

While Steve Spurrier looks like he will spend at least most of his post-coaching career remaining in South Carolina, his son may very well be headed back to Florida.

Steve Spurrier Jr., a former staff member with the Florida Gators under his father who earned his master’s degree at UF in 1996, may rejoin the program as an offensive quality control coach.


According to Gridiron Now, which does not attribute its report to a specific writer, “insiders” note that Spurrier Jr. is “in the running” to replace Marquell Blackwell in the aforementioned quality control role after Blackwell recently left to take a running backs coach job at Toledo.

The Gators are in the process of replacing (at least) five internal staff members (off-field assistants) that were hired away as on-field assistant coaches across the nation.

Spurrier Jr., who served as the Gamecocks’ wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, was not retained by former Florida head coach Will Muschamp, who took over the South Carolina post this offseason.

Head coach Jim McElwain‘s only announced hire this offseason has been defensive backs coach Torrian Gray, who replaced the ousted Kirk Callahan.

2 Comments

  1. 1974Gator says:

    I have no idea how good a coach Jr is and I don’t expect him to have the offensive genius of his father. If he does join our staff, it sounds like it might be a step back from past positions. Maybe Mac wants to stockpile some coaching talent for use later.

  2. g8ter27 says:

    I am actually shocked Champ didn’t keep him as I thought him and Spurrier were close friends.

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