(Columbia) - USC head coach Steve Spurrier told his players Thursday afternoon that he's not leaving.
Spurrier met with the team Thursday in a previously scheduled closed-door meeting. A source close to the team told News19's Matt Barrie that Spurrier told the players that he came to Columbia, "to do things that had never been done before, including winning an SEC title," and that he's "not leaving until that's done."
He reportedly jokingly told them, "some of you might not like me, but you're stuck with me."
Some t.v. stations and newspapers in Alabama continued to report Thursday that Crimson Tide officials were saying that Spurrier had agreed to at least listen to an offer from them. The report says he agreed to meet with Alabama Athletics Director Mal Moore, who was expected to offer Spurrier the Crimson Tide job. The report says Spurrier would have to accept or decline the offer at that meeting.
Meanwhile, The State Newspaper is reporting that USC is in negotiations with Spurrier to offer him a more lucrative contract.
USAToday.com reports Spurrier's salary is approximately $1,300,000. That's the seventh highest in the SEC, if you count Alabama's Mike Shula, who was fired. View Steve Spurrier's Current Contract