Steve Spurrier suggests his AAF team could beat 2 NFL teams
Steve Spurrier hasn’t coached since the Alliance of American Football folded on April 2. But the former Florida and South Carolina head coach isn’t ruling out a return to the sidelines, including in the XFL, which will begin play in 2020.
“Something like that would probably be more my style if it came up again, coach about four months a year. Four, five, something like that,” Spurrier told Zach Abolverdi on the Locked On Gators podcast. “I need a year off. I coached eight games with the [Orlando] Apollos, I need a year off.”
Although the AAF didn’t complete its inaugural regular season, Spurrier still had an impressive showing. He led the Apollos to a 7-1 record, which was two wins better than any other team in the eight-team league.
In fact, Spurrier said on the Locked on Gators podcast that he would take his Apollos team over a pair of the NFL’s weaker teams.
“I think our Apollos could beat the Jets and the Dolphins,” Spurrier told Abolverdi.
The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins have both struggled during their 0-3 starts. So, perhaps Spurrier is right and the Apollos could give those teams competitive games.
As for Spurrier, the 74-year-old hadn’t coached since 2015, when he decided to lead the Apollos in the AAF. What’s next for the “Head Ball Coach”? Whether it’s the XFL or something else, it seems likely that Spurrier will be back on the sidelines at some point.