Steve Spurrier Joins Alliance Of American Football League As Coach

  • Steve Spurrier Joins Alliance Of American Football League As Coach

Steve Spurrier Joins Alliance Of American Football League As Coach

The legendary college coach is giving the pro game another try, but this time it's with a brand new league that kicks off in early 2019.

The Alliance of American Football is an eight team league set to premiere one week after next year's Super Bowl.

CBS This Morning broadcast the news. Spurrier has made it clear that his days of being a head coach on the college level are over, but he said he would always be open to returning to the sidelines in a limited capacity.

Spurrier was nothing but a hotshot coming out of Florida, where he earned a spot in the Gators Hall of Fame as an All-American and 1966 Heisman Trophy victor, and that made him an easy choice for the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 1967 draft. Three of his first five years in the National Football League saw him throw fewer than five passes, and he left San Fran by way of trade having compiled 33 touchdown passes to 48 interceptions. He led the Washington Redskins for just two seasons before resigning.

Following his time in the NFL, Spurrier returned to college, where he became the head coach of SC from 2005-2015. Spurrier is the first coach. "The Alliance offers a unique opportunity to get back into coaching, this time for a spring season, and work closely with hungry, talented athletes looking to begin, revive or extend their professional careers", Spurrier said".

It was just a few weeks back when the world was introduced to the AAF and it's starting with a strong core.

To help him steer the league, Ebersol has brought on former NFL general manager Bill Polian, now an analyst for ESPN. Advisors include Ward and Justin Tuck, and Dick Ebersol.

According to Ebersol, the other seven teams to play in the AAF (along with their coaches) will be announced in the coming week. CBS will air the league's debut game on February 9, 2019, one week after Super Bowl LIII which will be carried live on CBS.

"We brought in the best players and the best coaches to be at the top of the organization".

"It's a fine line between who makes a team and who doesn't in the NFL", Spurrier said.

As mentioned in the above tweet, Spurrier will oversee the league's Orlando franchise.