WATCH: Steve Spurrier expresses interest in coaching again, but probably at high school level

Don’t close the door on Steve Spurrier’s coaching career just yet.

The 72-year-old SEC legend was at Duke on Saturday to be honored for his time as the head coach there, and the question about continuing his coaching career was asked.

Spurrier, who stepped down as the South Carolina head coach during the middle of the 2015 football season, may have surprised some people by not completely shooting the notion down.

“I don’t want to be a head coach,” Spurrier told the Duke media. “There’s too much involved with being the head coach. But a high school somewhere to coach quarterbacks and pitch the ball around, that might be something that someday I might want to do again. But it’d have to be the right situation. Major college football– these guys work 11 months a year now. It’s so different than it was back in the 90s or even the 2000s as far as the total number of hours these guys work. I don’t look forward to that.

“The only part I miss is the quarterbacks, the offense, the team and the players and that kind of stuff. But I did it for 30 years and that’s long enough.”

Spurrier covered other topics during his appearance, including how it’s alright for him to refer to Duke, Florida and South Carolina all as “we” when talking about college football:

Many college football fans may want the Head Ball Coach to come in and help with their offense, but it seems pretty clear that Spurrier just doesn’t have the appetite for the workload  that would require at this point in his life. And at 72 with a wonderful wife and family, that’s completely understandable. His previous work as a coach, including a national title for the Gators, stands for itself.

Still yet, Jim McElwain would be smart to pick Spurrier’s brain a bit in hopes of getting his Florida offense kick started after some struggles in recent weeks.

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