The HBC is back! Steve Spurrier to coach Orlando team in Alliance of American Football
Steve Spurrier is officially back in football!
The Alliance of American Football, a newly formed pro league, announced Saturday morning that Orlando is the league’s first host city and that legendary SEC coach and player Steve Spurrier is its first head coach.
The league will debut on February 9, 2019, on CBS, and it will announce the rest of the host cities soon.
According to the Gators’ official website, Spurrier will remain in his ambassador role at the university but will take a break in the spring to focus on his coaching job.
Just announced on @CBSThisMorning: A new professional spring football league called @TheAAF reveals Orlando, Florida will be their first host city with college football Hall of Famer @SteveSpurrierUF set to coach. pic.twitter.com/i7beToJha5
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 7, 2018
Spurrier joined Paul Finebaum this week and somewhat hinted at his return to the football field, explaining how he misses the challenge.
“Yeah, I miss the challenge,” Spurrier said. “I think maybe watching the Gator offense the last couple years has given me the itch to try and do that again. But again, we’ll see how it all plays out, Paul.”
Well, it played out in Spurrier’s favor, as he’s returning to the field, and he brings instant credibility to the startup.
The 1966 Heisman Trophy winner last coached the South Carolina Gamecocks in 2015, and he’s the school’s all-time winningest coach.