The Head Ball Coach

Steve Spurrier is the Head Ball Coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks and a very entertaining person.

Spurrier: Mike Davis 'doubtful' vs. East Carolina

During his Sunday teleconference, Steve Spurrier said that Mike Davis is doubtful against East Carolina and hinted at a potential personnel change on the offensive line.

How to watch the Steve Spurrier documentary


The first must-see programming on the SEC Network airs on Wednesday night. Don't miss it.

Steve Spurrier discusses golf


Spurs & Feathers sits down with the HBC to discuss non-Gamecock related items during the season, for some reason.

Here's a GIF of Steve Spurrier eating watermelon


Steve Spurrier stepped into the background of Dylan Thompson's post-practice interview and took a large bite of watermelon.

Steve Spurrier calls Nick Jones 'Governor Nicky'


If you've heard Steve Spurrier talk about Nick Jones since the senior wideout came to Columbia in 2010, then you've probably used to hearing him called "Nicky." Well, Steve Spurrier has apparently taken it a step further and begun calling him "Governor Nicky," according to Josh Kendall of The State. You see, Nikki Haley is the governor of South Carolina and Nicky and Nikki are homophones. What additional references might Spurrier still append to the 5'6 receiver's existing nicknames? At this rate, it's not inconceivable that the HBC might end up calling him something like Governor Nicky Sixxpence None The Richard Pryor. Still, this is not the greatest logical leap that Steve Spurrier has taken in assigning a nickname to one of his players.

Would you rather fight a Spurrier-sized gamecock or 10 gamecock-sized Spurriers?


Would you rather fight a Spurrier-sized gamecock or 10 gamecock-sized Spurriers? It's an important question. So, naturally, Brandi Mills of The Big Spur put it to several Gamecock players and coaches at South Carolina's media day. Stick around for the end when she talks to the coaches. Watching adults squirm over how to answer a ridiculous hypothetical about fighting their boss makes for great entertainment.

Spurrier updates the status of Nosovitch, Blue


Steve Spurrier answered questions about Brendan Nosovitch, Joe Blue, and the SEC Network following practice on Thursday morning.

Spurrier updates Busta Anderson injury


After practice on Wednesday morning, Steve Spurrier provided injury updates on Busta Anderson and JT Surratt. He explained the thought process behind having the Gamecocks run the Oklahoma drill during practice on Tuesday evening.

Spurrier talks position battles and OOC scheduling

Steve Spurrier held court before the media at Williams-Brice Stadium on Sunday afternoon. With healthy doses of shade and actual football news, it made a fitting bookend to talking season.

This out-of-context vine of Steve Spurrier is hilarious and hypnotic


Following South Carolina's annual media golf event last week, Steve Spurrier took some time to answer questions about the Gamecocks' chances of making a run at an SEC title in 2014. As he often does, the Head Ball Coach spent some time explaining how he'd rather take things one game at time instead of getting fixated on one or two opponents. He recalled his early days in Columbia and how one of his first acts was to rip down the "Beat Clemson" signage in the locker room. Taken out of context, his comments are hilarious and strangely hypnotic. I didn't realize that Spurrier had hired Tobias Funke as a speech writer.

For internet reasons, here's Steve Spurrier on the cover of Abbey Road


Yesterday, Brandi Mills of The Big Spur snapped a photo of Steve Spurrier in which his gait resembled that of the mid-stride Beatles on the cover of Abbey Road. Lacking the most basic Photoshop skills, I asked the internet to make my dreams a reality. The internet was more than happy to oblige. So here you go. (via Donnie Solesbee)

Watch Spurrier's introductory press conference


As Steve Spurrier gets set to enter his second decade as South Carolina's head football coach, let's look back on his introductory press conference from Nov. 23, 2004.

Watch the trailer for the Spurrier documentary


Should we be worried about the Steve Spurrier documentary? This can't possibly be mishandled, right?

Spurrier to Jesse Palmer: Dylan Thompson is not as pretty as you


OK, let's take stock of what has just transpired. Spurrier threw some serious shade on Palmer for the amount of attention he devotes to maintaining his good looks by calling him "prettier" than Dylan Thompson. Here, "pretty" is distinct from "attractive" in that it qualifies his appearance with a degree of femininity. While perhaps not the most forward-thinking insult Spurrier has ever dished out, this is still highly effective shade in the context of a 69-year-old man comparing two football players. In a single stroke, both Palmer and Thompson can consider themselves knocked down a peg, and that's why what Steve Spurrier does should be considered art.

Spurrier remains undefeated at Media Day


The Head Ball Coach once again put on the most entertaining performance of the SEC coaches assembled in Hoover for SEC Media Days.

If Steve Spurrier were on the cover of the ESPN 'body' issue


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Let's look at the stuff in Steve Spurrier's office


There's a rooster statue, or perhaps just a shiny rooster.

Steve Spurrier isn't the best with technology


As you might have guessed, the Head Ball Coach has not devoted much time to learning how to access mobile-friendly #content.

Spurrier celebrates birthday while wearing festive hat


It's simultaneously frustrating and beautiful that the iPhone photographer didn't tap the area on his screen where Spurrier's face is. This would have refocused the photo on the Head Ball Coach rather than that patio chair in the foreground. As it is, we have a busy scene with relatives showering Spurrier with attention while Steve himself looks unamused, as if the big picture of getting older and eventually dying just hit him. At least he agreed to wear the hat on his 69th birthday.

Steve Spurrier talks Jadeveon Clowney, NFL Draft on The Dan Patrick Show


Steve Spurrier called in to The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday to share his thoughts on Merril Hoge's hot take about Jadeveon Clowney being an "atrocious" football player and what make some quarterbacks better suited for success in the NFL than others. The HBC also awkwardly alludes to a job that was offered to him four or five years ago.

Spurrier's first Tennessee jab of 2014

The first trollin' of spring is here.

Steve Spurrier speaks after final spring practice


Steve Spurrier talks about his trip to Augusta, Ga. for The Masters and reveals that the off-the-bench pass-catcher will be a local celebrity. He didn't have much to say (or to be asked about, apparently) regarding the football practice that just happened.

HBC's Post-Practice Comments, via Google Translate


"Well known starter is not important at this time."

Spurrier nicknames TE after Burt Reynolds show


The Head Ball Coach's method for remembering the names of some of his players offers another window into his unique psychological makeup.

Steve Spurrier regrets he cannot attend your wedding


A couple sent Steve Spurrier a save the date for their August 16 wedding. Coach seems to respond in his autograph that he cannot attend, but leaves himself some wiggle room. Props to the HBC for recognizing that he should inform the couple as soon as possible that he won't make it so they can save money or send invitations to the "alternate" guests. Kudos to this woman for both inviting Spurrier to her wedding, as well as scheduling it for two weeks before football season. August 16 leaves you time to get married, have a honeymoon, and make it back to Columbia in time for our August 28 kickoff against Texas A&M.

Spurrier reveals identity as interstellar war lord


The Head Ball Coach reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out a CLASSIC April Fools prank.

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