The 1966 Heisman Trophy victor, Spurrier returned to coach his alma mater in 1990, eventually leading the Gators to six SEC titles and one national championship in 1996.
Nine years on and off the bench with the 49ers may have been even better than getting his long-awaited shot at full-time starting duties in Tampa Bay, however.
The AAF will feature eight teams with a season that runs ten weeks. Despite being the starter for the season, he was cut in 1977 and retired from his playing career before the beginning of the season.
The new league has an uphill battle to dip into the NFL's market and stay relevant, but having the Head Ball Coach on board is a major step forward.
"It's a fine line between who makes a team and who doesn't in the NFL", Spurrier said. His lead-up to D.C. was special, what with a national title run and six different SEC championships running Florida's football program, but his two years coaching the 'Skins was much like his first big-time gig as an NFL player - forgettable. Spurrier is the first coach.
Spurrier, who turns 73 later this month, last coached SC in 2015, when he resigned midway through the season. Spurrier spoke briefly about his friend, Florida basketball coach.
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Spurrier was also the head coach of the Washington Redskins from 2002 to 2003, finishing with an 12-20 record. The first game and the championship game will be carried by CBS. Spurrier will coach in the planned Alliance of American Football.
He plans to continue in that role, but will take a break when the league's spring season rolls around.
Steve Spurrier, who was the University of Florida's first Heisman Trophy victor and later coached the Gators to six Southeastern Conference titles and the program's first national title, is returning to football.
Since retiring from coaching in 2015, Spurrier returned to Florida in 2016 as an ambassador and consultant to the athletic department.
Spurrier is a college Hall of Famer and seven-time conference Coach of the Year award victor. In 2016, Florida changed the name of their home field to the Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, unofficially known as "The Swamp" - a nickname he's credited as creating.