Steve Spurrier is again. The Head Ball Coach on Saturday was named the primary head coach of the Orlando staff within the new Alliance of American Football.
It is OFFICIAL: The legendary Head Ball Coach, @SteveSpurrierUF has joined The Alliance as head coach in Orlando. All the small print at https://t.co/FPPxtbeBjO #JoinTheAlliance #AllianceORL pic.twitter.com/1Q4eQRq1is
— AAF (@TheAAF) April 7, 2018
Spurrier, seventy two, the Heisman Trophy winner who led the Florida Gators to their first nationwide championship in 1996, has been out of coaching since resigning because the South Carolina Gamecocks coach in October 2015. He was 86-forty nine in eleven seasons at South Carolina. Spurrier was 228-89-2 in 26 seasons as a university head coach (South Carolina, Florida, Duke).
“The Alliance presents a singular alternative to get again into coaching, this time for a spring season, and work intently with hungry, gifted athletes wanting to start, revive or prolong their skilled careers,” Spurrier stated per AAF.com.
“The very fact I can do that in Orlando makes it that a lot sweeter. I’m fired up and prepared to go.”
The AAF is scheduled to start in 2019, after the NFL’s Tremendous Bowl.
This won’t be Spurrier’s first foray into skilled coaching. Spurrier coached the Redskins in 2002 and 2003 and the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL for 3 seasons within the Nineteen Eighties (1983-1985). He was 12-20 with the Redskins.