In tweet, Old Ball Coach offered job coaching in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE - The Old Ball Coach has an offer on the table for a new job since he abruptly retired from college football Monday.
At Dunham High, the football coach said he has a position on his offensive line for Steve Spurrier. When Spurrier announced his retirement, he made a side comment that he might be interested in a high school coaching job. Neil Wiener heard that, and saw an opportunity.
"It's a great coaching staff, great chemistry. The offensive coordinator is a little questionable at times, we've got to keep him in check. That's [my job] of course," Wiener said in an interview with WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington for WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 Wednesday.
Wiener offered the job to Spurrier in a tweet earlier this week.
"I'm officially offering [Spurrier] the offensive coordinator position... effective immediately," he messaged on the social media site.
"I think we'd have fun talking ball," he added in the television interview.
No matter how the offer plays out, it was a learning opportunity for hit team. The message went viral, gaining national attention on sports websites.
"It's a funny lesson for a lot of kids, when you post stuff out on social media, you never know where it's going to go."
There has been no response from Spurrier.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Sheriff's office admits to mistake after not sending rape kit...
Tired of sifting through multiple mortgage company requests
Central residents tired of flooding; drainage clean-up to begin July 10
Woman accused in murder of molester takes plea deal
Area ice cream shop fires employees after tirade aimed at sheriff's deputies