Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Steve Spurrier HC South Carolina

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier is seen here dressing to impress and drinking with former head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies R.C. Slocum. Spurrier had a 9 year NFL career playing QB with the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after winning the Heisman at UF, but after that is where he made his name in football as a coach. He became the youngest head coach in professional football at age 37 when he coached the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL, after that he accepted a position as the head coach of Duke, bringing them from the cellar into prominence and winning the ACC Coach of the Year twice. From there he moved on to his alma mater to coach the Florida Gators where he won a National Championship, won 6 SEC championships, and SEC coach of the year 6 times.

From there he took his talents to DC to coach for the Washington Redskins. He lasted only 2 years into a 5 year 25 million dollar contract with a 12-20 record, and showed a propensity to bench his then starting QB, Patrick Ramsey, for players he coached at UF like Danny Wuerfell and Shane Matthews. He resigned after 2003 and returned to the SEC where he now coaches the South Carolina Gamecocks succeeding Lou Holtz. This year South Carolina did a lot of things that they have never done before, including beating the Florida Gators, winning the SEC South, and beating a #1 ranked overall team (Alabama). With that, he won SEC coach of the year for the 7th time of his career.

[Photos from Deadspin]

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