USC offensive line coach Shawn Elliot is staying with the Gamecocks despite overtures from Alabama.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
After rumors circulated he'd interviewed with the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide, South Carolina Gamecocks offensive line coach Shawn Elliot says he's staying put in Columbia.
Elliot revealed his intentions to stay in South Carolina in a statement released Friday afternoon.
Elliot said it was a "great honor" to be considered for a position at Alabama, but it was in his best interests to stay at USC.
"We've had a lot of success here
over the past three years and I'm committed to being part of that continued
success for many years," said Elliot.
"I'm proud to be a Gamecock."
Alabama has not been the only suitor for Elliot this off-season. According to TheBigSpur, Elliot has turned down positions at Appalachian State, Florida, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Elliot's news is likely going to be news to coach Steve Spurrier's ears. According to the Head Ball Coach, he only encourages coaches to interview for positions that advance and not lateral moves.
"We sort of have a policy: don't go interview unless it's an advancement. I've always had that policy. If a guy is interviewing for a lateral job, when he comes back home, he may not have one. It's as simple as that. Don't be interviewing for lateral jobs," said Spurrier.