Steve Spurrier continues to voice his support for compensating players. (USATSI)
Steve Spurrier continues to voice his support for compensating players. (USATSI)

The SEC will announce the details of the league's 24-hour television network on Thursday, which could reportedly reset the bar in terms of media-generated revenue. 

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has long been one of the few coaches to publicly endorse different forms of compensating players in the revenue sports. With Thursday's announcement approaching, the Ol' Ball Coach decided to once again step up to bat for the players. 

"As the commissioner and the presidents and the athletic directors all say, we are going to make a whole lot more money," Spurrier told The State's Josh Kendall (note: subscription required). "My question is, 'When are we going to start giving a little bit of it to the performers?' Football and basketball players. It won't do any good probably, but I'm going to still keep yelling for them. They bring in an awful lot of money for all of us."

Spurrier has made supporting pay for players part of his annual offseason routine. At the SEC coaches' meetings in 2011 he proposed the league pay players $300 per game. Last year, at the same meetings in Destin, Fla., the Gamecocks' head coach said that the NCAA-proposed $2,000 stipend was not enough money.

Each time, Spurrier's logic has been the same: Revenue generated by college football continues to rise, but the players, or performers, in this media product are not seeing a similar boost in their take. will have Tony Barnhart (@MrCFB) and Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerCBS) at the SEC's announcement in Atlanta. Follow them for updates from the event.

(H/T: SB Nation)