SPURRIER GETS EXTENSION; STILL GOING TO BAMA
It's official. Steve Spurrier's contract at USC has been extended through 2012 and bumped up $500,000 a year, to $1.75 million.
Spurrier said he hoped the new deal would end speculation he would be anywhere else than South Carolina next season and beyond.
He wanted prospects to know "if you come to South Carolina, you're going to play for coach Spurrier and his coaches."
But a completely reliable, rock-solid source close to Alabama's football program told me that this is really just an elaborate ploy to divert attention from the deal with the Tide, and Spurrier will still be announced as the new coach of Alabama on Monday. A hang-glider has been tracked going from Tuscaloosa to Columbia.
New contract just a clever ruse.
Spurrier's next game with the Gamecocks will reportedly be the Liberty Bowl. The Music City Bowl decided to go with Kentucky, which makes sense.