When the news about Steve Spurrier’s abrupt departure from South Carolina hit the news cycles, The Dunham School football coach Neil Weiner decided to have some fun with it.
Some called it a retirement, but Spurrier said it is not, noting that he might coach in the high-school ranks.
Steve Spurrier to Baton Rouge? Well … Weiner offered Spurrier a job via Twitter.
The offensively-minded Weiner jumped into the fray with a Tuesday afternoon tweet that stated, “I’m official offering @SC_HBC the Offensive Coordinator position for @DunhamAthletics effective immediately.”
When contacted about the Tweet, Weiner laughed.
“I’ve had some buddies who have been contacting me to, saying they wonder how much it would take to get Spurrier here,” Weiner said. “I told them I don’t know. It was really all in fun.
“I’ve definitely gotten a reaction from it. But hey, if he’s serious, why not throw your hat in the ring. Something tells me he (Spurrier) is not the kind of guy who check Twitter from often.”
It’s important to note that Weiner’s Dunham team is doing just fine. The Tigers are 5-1 overall and 2-1 in District 6-2A going into Friday’s home game with Capitol.
Lab-WCHS play Thursday
Southern Lab (4-2, 2-0) has officially moved its District 6-1A showdown with White Castle High (4-2, 2-0) to 7 p.m. Thursday night at Louisiana Leadership’s Doug Williams Stadium.
The game was originally scheduled for Friday at Southern University’s A.W. Mumford Stadium. SU’s Homecoming this weekend helped prompt the change.