Steve Spurrier praises defense, sees room to score more after winning AAF debut
On Saturday night, football fans learned that the Head Ball Coach still has a feel for calling a game.
Steve Spurrier coached his first game since stepping down at South Carolina during the 2015 season. Spurrier’s squad, the Orlando Apollos, won their Alliance of American Football debut 40-6 over the Atlanta Legends.
In his on-camera interview with sideline reporter Melanie Collins after the game, Spurrier brushed off the significance of putting 40 points on the board.
“I tell ya, our defense did about all of it in the second half,” Spurrier said. “But we played pretty well. I think we only had to punt a couple times. But our defense really was super in the second half.”
In his post-game press conference, Spurrier discussed wanting to call an exciting game for the fans.
“I think the fans had a good time tonight, didn’t they?” Spurrier said, per Brian Murphy of the Orlando Sentinel. “They saw enough good plays after the first quarter or so, and we finally put on a little bit of a show.”
While it was a successful debut, the final score left something to be desired in the eyes of the HBC.
“We didn’t score 50,” Spurrier said. “But 40 was enough.”
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) February 10, 2019