Steve Spurrier eyeing 101st NFL draft pick


He's probably not going to catch Joe Paterno or Bobby Bowden on the all-time list, but Steve Spurrier continues to build on the staggering number of players he's had drafted by the NFL.

Whether it's tonight or tomorrow, chances are he'll have draft pick No. 101 in offensive lineman AJ Cann.

When presented with the fact that he already has had 100 players drafted, Spurrier responded in typical Spurrier fashion: "I've had 100 players drafted since I've been a coach? I'll be danged."

He may be chasing the legends of Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden, who have 251 and 182 draft picks, respectively, but South Carolina's coach trails no active coach in college football. The next closest is Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer, who has had 92 players drafted, followed by Alabama's Nick Saban, who has had 82.

By the time the draft is over, Spurrier is likely to hear two more former players, Mike Davis and Corey Robinson, have their names called. That is, if he bothers to tune in.

“If I’m watching television, nothing to do, I will turn it on,” he said. “You can read about it all the next day, anyway.”

Read more about the "Head Draft Coach" at GoGamecocks.com.