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HOOVER, Ala. The SEC coaches have spoken, and they're behind football and basketball players receiving expense money throughout the season.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier opened his address at Tuesday's SEC Media Days by divulging a vote the conference's football and basketball coaches held at their annual meetings in Destin, Fla.
He said the coaches voted 14-0 in both sports to give players a stipend of between 3,600 and 3,900 per year to cover expenses. Spurrier's plan would average out to about 300 per player per game.
"Our college football and basketball players ... bring in a lot of money," Spurrier said, adding, "We believe those sports, those income producers, that we should provide expense money so players can have expense money."
But don't expect that to happen any time soon the proposalhas not even been forwarded to the conference yet, and there is no timetable.The NCAA would also have to sign off on the move.
Spurrier said he won't stop pushing for players to receive some funds unless he hears from the highest office in the land.
"If President Obama were to say 'Spurrier, you and those coaches need to quit fighting for your players, they get enough, they get enough on full scholarship,' then I'll shut up about it," Spurrer said.
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Steve Spurrier is just like you, only he makes post-SEC Media Days visits to fast food chains look like a scene out of Mad Men. Either that or perhaps some post-wedding, 2 am visit that ends up in a $27 order for one. Those are just the best. The image below was posted on Jadeveon [...]
HOOVER, Ala. -- Steve Spurrier has a fan in Hugh Freeze.
The Ole Miss coach wears visors on the sideline, a look that South Carolina's Spurrier cultivated years ago, and Freeze admitted Tuesday at SEC Media Days that his own visor-wearing ways are an ode to the Head Ball Coach.
"When I was a high school coach, I wanted to be like Steve Spurrier," Freeze said.
Why is this photo of South Carolina head football coach in an unidentified fast food restaurant (best guess: Arby's) here? For one thing, the photographer was South Carolina defensive end Jadevon Clowney who took this photo of his coach and posted it on Instagram. For another thing, this might be the most Steve Spurrier photo ever, with the Old Ball Coach appearing with an undone...
Notre Dame’s refusal to join a conference for college football has gained the Irish a few enemies over the years. It looks like you can count all 14 SEC coaches among them.
South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier had some colorful comments about the Irish during his Q&A session at the SEC Media Days.
Spurrier says SEC football coaches voted 14-0 that Notre Dame should be...
When we found out the South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier was batting cleanup on the first day of SEC’s Media Week, we knew we would be in for a few great comments. Spurrier didn’t disappoint — he enlightened us all on one particularly interesting proposal that all apparently ALL SEC football and basketball coaches support — getting more cash in the hands of college athletes...
There’s a never-ending debate about whether football players should be compensated. Yesterday, well-respected South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier spoke out in favor of paying players and said he had the backing of 28 other SEC football and men’s basketball coaches.
Spurrier suggested that football players be compensated $300 per game, with a little less going to men’s...
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South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier had...
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If there's a more entertaining and controversial head coach at SEC Media Days than South Carolina's Steve Spurrier than I'd love for you to point that guy out. Spurrier has had is classic moments and on Tuesday he did it again, taking on Notre Dame, the ACC, paying players and his star player running a 4.4 40 yard dash.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier brought his swag with him to a fast-food restaurant after 2013 SEC Media Days. The memes approve.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier thinks it's unanimous among his SEC brethren: Football and basketball players should get paid, and Notre Dame should join a conference for football.
Spurrier opened his quip-filled media days address by saying the 28 football and men's basketball coaches were in favor of paying players about $300 a game in football and perhaps a little...
From the Fun ‘n’ Gun to the Beef ‘n Cheddar, it seems.Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina contingent stopped at a fast food...
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier adds another entry in the growing legend of Jadeveon Clowney.
Spurrier said Tuesday at the Southeastern Conference media days that his All-America defensive end ran a 4.4 40 at the end of summer workouts.
Clowney is regarded as a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate a year after Notre Dame linebacker Manti Teo finished second. Clowney was sixth...
As usual, the SEC Media Days opened with a bang with Commissioner Mike Slive, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, Florida's Will Muschamp, Missouri's Gary Pinkel and Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze all on the podium to face a rabid media.......and ESPN's College Football Live, which will be spending every waking hour in Hoover, Al. for the next three days. THE BEST THINGS...
It's Day 1 of the SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, and with Florida, South Carolina, Ole Miss and Missouri talking, it should be a bright start - especially with Steve Spurrier doing some mouthing. So we expect these coaches to be talking about these things: From Steve Spurrier (South Carolina): He'll point out that South Carolina beat Georgia last year, but didn'...
SEC Media days began its three-day reign in Hoover yesterday, as Florida, Missouri, Ole Miss, and South Carolina head coaches and various players all spent time being asked questions by members of the media. As usual, many worthless questions were asked, bland answers were given, and Steve Spurrier was shooting from the hip in every direction.
But the scene worth following...