VIDEO: Steve Spurrier Talks About Rejoining Florida Gators As Ambassador and Consultant
By Space Coast Daily // July 29, 2016
the old ball coach is back home
ABOVE VIDEO: University of South Carolina’s former head football coach Steve Spurrier talks about his resignation on a deeper level with The State’s Josh Kendall. (thestate.com video)
(ESPN.com) – The University of Florida announced Friday that Steve Spurrier would return to his alma mater as ambassador and consultant for the Gators’ athletic department.
Spurrier, 71, was already scheduled to be honored during the Gators’ season opener this year when the football field will be renamed for him — Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
“My wife, Jerri, and I are extremely thrilled to be returning home to our alma mater, and to Gainesville where we met on campus over 50 years ago,” Spurrier said.
“I’m very appreciative to athletic director Jeremy Foley, head coach Jim McElwain and Phil Pharr of Gator Boosters for their role in making this happen.
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