Six SEC championships at Florida are among coach Steve Spurrier’s football accomplishments. But there won’t be anymore, despite pleading from fans and some in the media. Last week Dennis Dodd at CBSSports pondered “How cool would it be if Spurrier Returned to Florida?” And all over Florida fans are looking for a way out of the wet mess current coach Will Muschamp has put the storied program in. The Gators, who play in a place called The Swamp, have made it seem literal this season. They’re swamped, overwhelmed. They’ve lost 10 of the last 13. Muschamp is 2-8 in his last ten SEC matchups.
Dodd thinks it’d be terrific if Spurrier would leave South Carolina, where he’s been since 2004, and at age 69 become a “bridge to the next guy at Florida.” Dodd willfully neglects the fact that Spurrier’s success didn’t come from being anyone’s bridge. So what does Spurrier think of the idea? Sporting News‘ Jane Harris says he finds it laughable. But he is going to Florida anyway–he has a house there in Crescent Beach. That’s where he keeps his Heisman.
Steve Spurrier on reports he’s a candidate to coach at UF: “(Laughs) I tell people my next move is to Crescent Beach, Florida.” #SEC
— Sara Jane Harris (@SaraJaneHarris) October 21, 2014