This time, a Spurrier made news with social media.
Steve Spurrier Jr., the son of the South Carolina head coach of the same name, is the Gamecocks’ wide receivers coach. The younger Spurrier tweeted at South Carolina WR Shamier Jeffery on Friday with the following:
“hey – u still play football here? @Jefferyboy8″
Spurrier Jr. since has deleted the tweet aimed at Jeffery – a redshirt freshman in 2012 – but we can’t imagine it was a serious question, as if the coach literally was wondering if Jeffery was on the roster. Still, it raised a lot of questions in such a public forum.
The elder Spurrier has been known to float his digs and messages through the traditional media. We can’t see the Ol’ Ball Coach doing it via Twitter.