Yesterday, the video from Steve Spurrier’s introduction as the new football coach at South Carolina was posted on YouTube. This ceremony happened in 2004, before I attended USC/became a Gamecocks fan, so I had never seen it.
First of all, he looks so young. Aging aside, it’s incredible to hear what the HBC’s goals and plans were then and how some of them have been realized and the program has transformed under his direction. As his most recent crop of future pro players prepare to hear their names called in a few months, it’s awesome to see how far the program has come since he arrived in Columbia. I’m pretty positive I speak for Gamecock Nation as a whole when I say we couldn’t be more thrilled that, as Spurrier said, “the timing was right.”*
*Perhaps the best part of this was his mentioning being in the right place at the right time when he met his wife.