WATCH: Steve Spurrier talks about why he returned to coaching football
As many football fans are aware, Steve Spurrier is returning to the coaching sidelines.
Spurrier signed on to coach the Orlando Apollos in the Alliance of American Football, a spring league made up of players out of college, but not currently on an NFL roster.
With the season not yet started, Spurrier is still busy as the ambassador to the Florida athletic department. Megan Plain of CBS4 Gainesville recently stopped by Spurrier’s UF office to talk about his return to coaching.
“I thought this new Alliance of American Football spring league was perfect for me,” Spurrier told Plain. “My wife Jerri was really fired up… It’s a wonderful opportunity to compete and try to put a team together. There are many, many outstanding players who just didn’t make it in the NFL.”
The league is embracing its role as a potential NFL “feeder” league. Spurrier clarified to Plain that the league does not consider itself a competitor with college football or the NFL. If an Alliance player leaves to play in the NFL, they will have the support of Spurrier and the league’s other coaches.
“If one of our players does very well in the Alliance and gets a chance to go to the NFL, we’ll shake his hand and say ‘Good luck, you earned it’,” Spurrier told Plain.
The full conversation can be viewed below:
— Megan Plain (@MeganPlain) November 9, 2018