South Carolina coach and noted golfer Steve Spurrier joined former professional golfer David Feherty on his Golf Channel program Feherty for a wide-ranging conversation on the Head Ball Coach’s career, future and the proper way to toss a visor.
“I found out my first year, those white ones, if you slide those in, they get grass stains,” Spurrier said. “So I quit sliding them. And normally, if you flip them up you don’t get grass stains.”
Spurrier also touched on Florida’s rivalry with Florida State, particularly the two games played in the 1996-97 season. Spurrier claimed the Seminoles hit quarterback Danny Wuerffel 32 times in the 24-21 loss in the 1996 season, but only got called for roughing the passer three times.
“FSU, they sort of were known as playing dirty,” Spurrier said. “They didn’t play like everybody else.
“They bragged about hurting quarterbacks that year. So we got a chance to play them again in the National Championship game. Yeah, we wanted to beat those guys.”
Of course, Spurrier and Florida did beat those guys. The Gators beat the Seminoles 52-20 in the 1997 Sugar Bowl.
Feherty also asked Spurrier about his future in coaching and Spurrier played coy, as usual. But he did make it clear that any speculation about his future is just that.
“Any time a coach has done it a long time and they struggle a little bit, they start the rumors. ‘Well, he’s finished. He’s gonna resign, retire, quit, whatever you wanna call it,'” Spurrier said. “But I feel like we got a group of guys, we’ve got a chance to do a lot of good things here in the next several years.”
What do Steve Spurrier and Burt Reynolds have in common? The answer to that and more when I sit down with the head ball coach tonight at 9.
— David Feherty (@Fehertwit) September 23, 2015