Steve Spurrier Jr. is interested in Duke OC job

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With current offensive coordinator Kurt Roper heading to Florida after the Chik-fil-A Bowl, Duke will turn their attention to finding a replacement immediately.

While losing Roper hurts, the good news is that Duke has become a much more attractive destination to coaches over the last six years, meaning we should see some high profile names show some interest in the position throughout the process.

With that said, we saw the first hat get tossed into the ring today:

 

 

 

As Sapakoff covered, the connection is very real; his father went 20-13-1 during his time as Duke’s head coach and Spurrier Jr. laced it up for Duke in college. The reasons why Spurrier Jr. would want to return to Duke are obvious, it just comes down to whether or not the Blue Devils would see him as the best fit for the job.

Currently, he serves as the Co-Offensive Coordinator, Wide Receiver coach, and Recruiting Coordinator for the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Under his guidance, the Gamecocks’ offense finished 32nd in points (34.1), 48th in passing yards (248.3), and 28th in rushing yards (205.3) on the year. QB Connor Shaw thrived in the system, throwing for a career high 2,135 yards and 21 touchdowns to go along with a career low one interception.

The highlights of his offense this season included a 70-point, 639-yard offensive outburst against Coastal Carolina, a 31-17 victory over rival Clemson, and a 52-7 blowout of Arkansas.

Of course, there is no guarantee that Duke is interested in Spurrier Jr. at the moment. There hasn’t been any communication between the two as of yet, and I doubt we’ll hear much more until after the New Years. This could be something to keep your eye on, though.

What do you think? Would you like to see the son of Steve Spurrier lead the Duke offense?

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