Posted July 31, 2013

Steve Spurrier provides crucial backstory for Arby’s photo

South Carolina Gamecocks, Steve Spurrier
Steve Spurrier

This Steve Spurrier photo was already great, but the backstory makes it even better. (Jadeveon Clowney’s Instagram)

By Zac Ellis

It’s been almost two weeks since South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier changed our lives by appearing in a photo at Arby’s that Jadeveon Clowney posted on his Instagram feed. The Ol’ Ball Coach looked pretty content, and now we know why: He was about to partake in his daily ritual of eating a turkey sandwich for lunch.

Here’s what Spurrier had to say when Rome asked about the photo and Spurrier’s larger fast-food preferences during an interview on Wednesday.

“Jim, we were at the SEC media days, and we’re heading back to the airport. We were the last ones there, so it was about 6:30 or 7. There’s a little Arby’s there on the way to the airport … so we just stopped in to get a sandwich. I didn’t realize Jadeveon took a picture of me, I guess, carrying my turkey breast sandwich out of there. I usually eat Subway or Firehouse — turkey, lettuce, tomato and all that. That’s usually what I eat every day. In fact, I just had one a few minutes ago.”

Every day, folks. That’s the kind of consistency we’d expect from a championship-caliber coach. This may not be life-altering information, but it feels pretty close.

7 comments
BruceShort
BruceShort

Championship caliber? Ha! When was the last time he won a championship? I guess if you coach in the SEC you are automatically a Championship caliber coach (SEC homer)!

usameos6
usameos6

Thank goodness there wasn't a recruit or player in the photo - then the full wrath of the NCAA would come crashing down on the program for luring in players with Curly fries and Jamocha shakes ....

6marK6
6marK6

Does this "story" really have legs? Two stories on CNN/SI about Spurrier eating at Arbys? I am sure Arby's is delighted with the attention, but where is the story?

GTT
GTT

The nickname is Head Ball Coach, not Ol' Ball Coach. Thanks for your kind attention to this matter.

John4
John4

I like turkey sandwiches too.  I usually have mine with provolone, pickles, olive oil, red wine vinaigrette, and salt and pepper, "and all that".  The Ol' Ball Coach is funny.  

6marK6
6marK6

@GTT They are a paraphrasing, that is acceptable. Stupid nickname anyways.