Who is Steve Spurrier?

Georgia Reed
April 8, 2018

There's going to be a new football league in the USA starting next February, and on Saturday morning, it landed some star power in the form of legendary coach Steve Spurrier.

The all-time winningest coach at both Florida and USC said he was intrigued by the league and it's new rules, which include two-and-half hour games and 30 seconds in between plays, and the opportunity to include great players who don't make it into the NFL. In 1976, he was sent to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

CBS will air the league's debut game on February 9, 2019, one week after Super Bowl LIII on CBS.

The trio chatted about the new league, which will feature eight teams in a 10-game season. Despite being the starter for the season, he was cut in 1977 and retired from his playing career before the beginning of the season. It will prevent an opportunity for those who are looking to get noticed or those who are hoping for one final shot in the NFL. The Head Ball Coach had a 228-89-2 record as a college coach. A five-time SEC coach of the year, he became the first Heisman Trophy victor to coach another Heisman Trophy victor in Danny Wuerffel. Spurrier spoke briefly about his friend, Florida basketball coach.

Spurrier also served as a head coach in the USFL with the Tampa Bay Bandits and in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins. He resigned in December 2003 with three years and $15 million remaining on his contract.

Patrick J. Adams planning to buy Meghan Markle a healthy wedding gift
It's wonderful for the British people , and the Queen especially, she's such a lovely person. The trials took place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village.

Spurrier, who turns 73 later this month, has been out of coaching since 2015, when he resigned midway through his 11 season at SC. He led the Gamecocks to their first SEC Eastern Division championship game in 2010.

Steve Spurrier is returning to football.

He plans to continue in that role, but will take a break when the league's spring season rolls around.

Former Florida and SC head coach Steve Spurrier is making his way back to the sidelines.

Spurrier is a college Hall of Famer and seven-time conference Coach of the Year award victor. The new team, which has yet to be named, will play at University of Florida's Spectrum Stadium.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER