Opening up an entirely new front

So this is what they invented the interwebs for.

Can’t afford to send your kiddies to camp this summer? Are they always on the computer?

Well … drum roll, please … South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier has the answer for you.

Allow me to introduce Steve Spurrier, virtual football camp counselor and Mr. Rogers wannabe. The Ol’ Ball Coach has started his own online football camp for kids at

Spurrier also promises parents that he’ll teach kids about the importance of living a “healthy, active lifestyle.”

It’s produced by Play Action Online Kids Camps, Inc.,the same company that designed an online football camp for Southern Cal football coach Pete Carroll.

That means kids can create cartoon characters of themselves and explore a virtual world full of games and life lessons from the legendary former Florida coach.

In his first “pep talk” video to promote the camp, Spurrier tells the wee ones, “I’m not only a football coach. I’m a football fan, too, and I love watching football and telling people about it.”

No word on when Junior will have his competing site up, but you’ve got to figure it’s a natural for a guy who started a Twitter feed only because Mark Richt did.  Plus, it’s another key way for the Laner to connect with an important recruiting demographic.


Filed under Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin, Recruiting, The Blogosphere, The Evil Genius

9 responses to “Opening up an entirely new front

  1. 69Dawg

    We can laugh at Lame but I was in the house at UGA when Bill Stanfield and his wife had their first baby and Coaches Dooley and Russell both offered the kid a scholarship on the spot. He did in fact end up playing for the Dawgs.

  2. RedCrake

    Am I the only one that sees the irony in an online camp that promotes an active lifestyle?

    • Dog in Fla

      Yes. However, a kid learning virtual football could maybe stand up and do it Wii-like without that all familiar feeling of being slumped, sitting on his ass in a chair pointing and staring at a monitor. And parents, if you sign your kid up now to do something to keep him from being even more of a sissy, for a limited time only offers a complimentary Go Cocks Visor sponsored by Gatorade and authographed by mr. campspurrier himself which complements the virtual inside in the airconditioning football with instructions diagrammed like sandlot plays telling your kid to get his tail out in the backyard and practice throwing the visor and keep on throwing it until he gets the dadgum thing right.

    • Mike In Valdosta

      no kidding

  3. JasonC

    If your kids doesn’t do well in the game, he gets benched. Campspurrier also allows your kid to be subjected to being berated and the fickle whims of an evil ‘genius’.

  4. RedCrake

    Camp Schedule – Day 1:

    7:30-8:30 Breakfast
    8:30-10:30 Revisionist College Football History I (The Florida Years)
    10:30-12:00 Visor Throwing
    12:00-1:00 Lunch
    1:00-2:30 Advanced Headset Chucking
    2:30-4:00 Arts and Crafts…Make Your Own Jorts!!!
    4:00-6:00 Revisionist College Football History II (The Carolina Years)
    6:00-7:00 Dinner
    7:00-8:30 Elementary Statistics and the .500 Season
    8:30-10:00 Campfire Songs with Uncle Stevie

    • Mike In Valdosta

      Extra credit for the Duke years?

      • Dog in Fla

        No extra credit. But the good part is that if the kids say the ‘safe word’ of the day, as encore to the campfire songs portion of the program, mr. will lead the kids in his special rendition of ‘Duke Duke Duke of Earl’ followed by a presentation narrated by Ron Zook about how Florida Invented College Football in 1991. Then the bad part: the kids have to run gassers before being tucked away into bed.

  5. RedCrake

    According to the website, completing the optional Duke years course on Day 2 will earn participants sideline passes to this year’s Independence Bowl where they can see Spurrier in all his visor throwing glory.