Heard on the radio on my drive in to work this morning a report from the Nashville Tennessean from a source "close to the situation" that next week, Steve Spurrier has "agreed in principle" to take over at South Carolina for Lou Holtz and will announce plans to come out of retirement early next week. The only snag is if Lou has a change of heart and chooses not to retire.
I've got mixed feelings about this. On one end, I think Lou's a classy coach who worked hard to try to raise the national profile of the team, but on the other end at times he's seemed dazed and confused, has had a tough time both coaching and caring for his wife while she was going through therapy for cancer, and his age was used as a selling point by other schools to convince recruits not to come to South Carolina. On the other hand, I've never been a fan of Spurrier and, quite frankly, despised what I saw of his style when he was at Florida...but you can't argue with the results.
One thing looks for certain though - Spurrier is back in the SEC.