Gamecocks' wise-cracking Spurrier starts Twitter account
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Head Ball Coach has a new forum for his one-liners: South Carolina's Steve Spurrier has joined Twitter.
Spurrier sent his first tweet from the handle @SC_HBC on Monday. The State newspaper in Columbia reports that his first attempt was deleted, but Spurrier's first full, permanent message on the site included thanking all the past players he coached while at Duke, Florida and at South Carolina:
1rst off/ Hello to all Gamecocks! I want to thank all past players at Duke at UF and UofSC and all present and future players #Heresc— Coach Steve Spurrier (@SC_HBC) March 2, 2015
Spurrier's son, Gamecocks receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Steve Jr., confirmed the news ...
... and then tweeted a picture of his father using his phone to post, along with a caption:
South Carolina's football Twitter account also announced Spurrier joining the social media site:
So did the SEC Network:
Former players could barely contain their excitement:
Ladies & Gentleman, Twitter just got real. The HBC has arrived. @SC_HBC— Connor Shaw (@cmshaw9) March 2, 2015
Spurrier, who'll turn 70 in April, will start spring practice with the Gamecocks on March 17. He'll begin his 11th season at South Carolina this fall.
Oh, and Spurrier's second tweet? Why, it was an effort to troll arch-rival Clemson University, of course:
Come out and support @GamecockBasebll today at 4 o'clock vs the team from the upstate. Ill be there— Coach Steve Spurrier (@SC_HBC) March 2, 2015
Yeah ... this is gonna be good.