Spurrier was the most important Gator of all

by Gary Shelton on October 14, 2015 · 1 comment

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Wednesday, 6 a.m.

It was morning in the sky, and already, we were flying like one of Steve Spurrier's visors. It was a little bumpy, in other words.

We sat there, cramped on the plane, coming back to Tampa. The game the previous day hadn't had a lot of meaning, as I recall. Just coming home from another day at work.

The guy sitting next to me was a Florida fan, all decked out in his blue and orange. We chatted a bit about quarterbacks and end zones, and goals and seasons. And then, as if on impulse, he asked a simple question. “Do you like Steve Spurrier?''

I smiled. I told him that I thought Spurrier, then at Florida, was an excellent football coach. I told him that he was bright and innovative. I

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Bill Myers October 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm

As a Gator fan I always liked Coach Spurrier. When he went to coach South Carolina I rooted for them to win just because of him. Of course when the Gators played his Gamecocks I always favored Florida! I hope his wit and wisdom will get him a position on ESPN or somewhere we will be able follow him after football.

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