They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks… but you can certainly have an old dog teach other people his old tricks that are new to them.
Case in point, former Florida and South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, who is making his way back to the sidelines at just 72-years of age.
Spurrier announced over the weekend that he’ll be the head coach of an Orlando-based franchise in the new eight team spring league, the
Alliance of American Football, set to premiere one week after next year’s Super Bowl.
In talking about his decision to join the league, Spurrier had this to say.
“It’s a fine line between who makes a team and who doesn’t in the NFL. We don’t have a minor league of professional football,” Spurrier said. “Those players get a chance to continue playing even if they don’t play at the highest level and then maybe someday they play well enough to go to the highest level.”
Spurrier last coached with South Carolina from 2005-15. Prior to that, he spent two seasons as the Washington Redskins’ head coach and another 12 seasons with the Florida Gators.
Prior to that he was the QB for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a Heisman trophy winner.