South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier knows the politics of football, having been a head coach for the past 30 years. Actual politics, on the other hand, seem to elude him.
On Tuesday, the Head Ball Coach was asked whether he would grant his Gamecocks players some time off in order to vote. His reply: “Our players that are 21?”
Someone should remind Spurrier that the 26th Amendment, passed in 1971, bans states and the federal government from setting the voting age higher than 18. The national drinking age, on the other hand, has been 21 since 1984.
Wait until Clemson’s Dabo Swinney gets word of this. We’re already anticipating his joyful reaction.