Thursday, January 16, 2014
Spurrier joins $4 million club
By Chris Low
If you're making less than $3 million these days as a head coach in the SEC, you're on the lower end of the totem pole.
South Carolina's Steve Spurrier was the latest to join the $4 million-a-year club on Thursday thanks to a big raise, and you can make the case that the Head Ball Coach is still underpaid.
Spurrier has elevated South Carolina's program to elite status with three straight 11-win seasons and three straight top-10 finishes. The Gamecocks were the only team in the country this season to beat three different teams that finished in the top 10 of the final Associated Press poll.
Spurrier will turn 69 in April, but has said steadfastly that he has no plans to retire any time soon.
"Doing what we’ve been able to do invigorates you. It gives you energy," Spurrier told ESPN.com last week. "Somebody ought to do an article on age versus physical and mental fitness. I’ve been doing the same workout now for a number of years. I still call the plays, still run the offense, and they tell me my memory is still pretty good. Age is just a number."