Spurrier nips LSU rumors in the bud not going anywhere


Published: Saturday, January 1, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, December 31, 2004 at 11:55 p.m.
He's got a job, but that didn't keep Steve Spurrier's name from surfacing for another.
Rumors that the former Florida and current South Carolina coach was being wooed by LSU were quashed by the old ball coach Friday afternoon.
"Naw, I've got the ultimate challenge (at South Carolina)," Spurrier told The Sun. "LSU, they've already done it, won a national championship and SECs and divisions. I'm not going anywhere. This is my last gig."
Spurrier said he was aware that rumors were circulating that there was a mutual interest as LSU tries to replace Nick Saban, who will be the next Miami Dolphins coach.
"(LSU) is as plum a job as there is anywhere," Spurrier said. "But I haven't talked to anybody. I'm just trying to get some players to come to South Carolina."
Spurrier was in Crescent Beach on Friday on a weekend in which he will be inducted into two bowl Hall of Fames. On Friday, he was inducted into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame, and on Monday he'll fly to Miami to go into the Orange Bowl's.
Spurrier coached in only one Gator Bowl game (1992) and never played in one.
"But that was my first-ever bowl win," he said. "It was an important game."
He coached in two Orange Bowls, going 2-0, and won his only game there as a player against Georgia Tech. Florida's win over Maryland following the 2001 season in the Orange Bowl was Spurrier's last game as Florida's coach.

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