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November 19, 2004

The Old Ball Coach is headed to Augusta National . . . er, I mean, South Carolina

This Washington Post article confirms that former University of Florida and Washington Redskins football coach Steve Spurrier is headed to the University of South Carolina to replace Lou Holtz as football coach there. South Carolina apparently sealed the deal with Coach Spurrier -- who does not allow his coaching duties to get in the way of playing golf -- in the following manner:

Spurrier, 59, agreed to the deal Wednesday, after he and his agent, Jimmy Sexton, met with Holtz and South Carolina alumnus William "Hootie" Johnson at Augusta National Golf Club, where Johnson is chairman . . . Sources close to Spurrier have said Johnson's role at Augusta National and Spurrier's desire to be a member at the exclusive club approximately 70 miles from Columbia, S.C., were a factor in the coach's decision. Holtz is also a member at the club and Johnson is a former Gamecock fullback. Spurrier received a tour of the club's facilities Wednesday.

Posted by Tom at November 19, 2004 6:16 AM |


Augusta National, huh?

NOW I understand the attraction of USC (the school not using a contraceptive device as a mascot) for Spurrier.


Posted by: Jim Bob Baker at November 19, 2004 1:10 PM

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