Steve Spurrier spoke publicly for the first time Thursday since reports surfaced about a potential return to the sidelines.

Spurrier joined the Paul Finebaum Show, but he didn’t tip his hand as to what decision he’ll make; however, it certainly sounds like he’s interested and even leaning towards returning to the new professional football league — the Alliance of American Football. Spurrier confirmed he has been contacted by the league, but he hasn’t made a decision yet.

“Yeah, I’ve had some contact,” Spurrier said. “I don’t mind saying that. And we’ll see how it plays out.

“I will say most of my close friends have said, ‘You ought to go for that thing. You need a challenge in life.’ And sometimes, I think they may be right, but we’ll see how it plays out in the next few days, alright?”

Finebaum then asked Spurrier whether he misses coaching.

“Yeah, I miss the challenge. I think maybe watching the Gator offense the last couple years has given me the itch to try and do that again. But again, we’ll see how it all plays out, Paul.”

Spurrier last coached the South Carolina Gamecocks in 2015, and he’s currently an ambassador for the University of Florida.

No doubt a return to football with the Alliance of American Football would give the league a big name.