South Carolina Gamecocks Head Coach Steve Spurrier walks the sideline against the Clemson Tigers at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Columbia, South Carolina - Getty Images

UConn Huskies head coach Randy Edsall has been the subject of rumors surrounding the Notre Dame Fighting Irish job lately and offered nothing new on those rumors at a press conference for the Bowl on Thursday afternoon.

However the opposing South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier threw Edsall under the boss (done in good fun) by bringing up the Notre Dame rumors first.

“I hope Randy … well, he may be the Notre Dame coach by this game. Notre Dame would be wise to try and hire him.”

Edsall stood up with a sheepish grin and replied, “I thought you would be my friend.”

In case you were wondering about the Notre Dame job, the lastest is that Cincinnati Bearcats head coach is meeting with his players today and the banquet for the Bearcats has been closed to the media.

Let the speculation begin but I say Kelly is as good as gone. Let’s hope that’s true.

I’d really hate to see Edsall leave here. We’re used to longevity with our coaches and we can only hope Edsall follows the lead of Geno Auriemma and Jim Calhoun.