Reporters just can't stop asking Steve Spurrier about Florida

Published: Oct. 22, 2014 at 6:12 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 1, 2014 at 6:12 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier just can't stop being asked about the troubles facing the once mighty Florida Gators, the team he played at in the 1960's and coached to a national championship in 1996.

Over the weekend, college football analyst Dennis Dodd openly opined Spurrier should consider an overture to return to the Gators if Florida fires current head coach Will Muschamp at the end of the season. 

"How cool would it be if Spur Dog ends his career as sort of a 'bridge' to the next guy at Florida?" Dodd wrote. "Who knows, the way he's going Spurrier might last another 10 years. He's 69, looks 49 and all he wants to do is win."

Of course, that lead to speculation that Spurrier could actually move to Florida if the job opens. He was even asked about it during his weekly press conference. Spurrier responded in trademark fashion.

"I tell everyone my next move is going to be to Crescent Beach, Florida," Spurrier said, referring to his potential retirement home.

And he was asked about the Gators' issues once again during the SEC teleconference on Wednesday.

"I don't need to talk about the Gators," Spurrier snapped. "They have coaches and people who will talk about them. We're getting ready to see if we can slow down Auburn's run game. Slow down their offense a bit, stay on the field and make a bunch of first downs against Auburn. You need to ask someone else about other teams' problems. OK?"

Spurrier will likely be the first person to tell you his team has problems of their own to deal with currently.

The Gamecocks head to Auburn this weekend to face the Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

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