"What first captured my attention was Charlie and Bill's commitment to putting top-flight, professional football on the field and creating a true alliance between fans, players and the game". Spurrier becomes the first known coach for the first known team in the AAF and the move brings him back to the state where he became a legend.
Spurrier is the winningest coach all-time at both SC and Florida and also led Duke to an ACC title.
Steve Spurrier the Head Coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks takes in the action during the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 29, 2011 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
In his days on the field as a player, Spurrier was a two-time All-American quarterback and the University of Florida's first Heisman Trophy victor in 1966. Spurrier spent eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, having regular play disrupted by injuries. Spurrier returned to the college ranks in 2005, taking over as coach at SC. A five-time SEC coach of the year, he became the first Heisman Trophy victor to coach another Heisman Trophy victor in Danny Wuerffel.
It was just a few weeks back when the world was introduced to the AAF and it's starting with a strong core.
Spurrier, born in Miami Beach 72 years ago, joined the Alliance's co-founder Charlie Ebersol and former National Football League star Hines Ward, the executive director of player relations, on "CBS This Morning: Saturday". Advisors include Ward and Justin Tuck, and Dick Ebersol.
The Alliance of American Football, run by Charlie Ebersol, plans to debut February 9, 2019, the week after Super Bowl LIII.
"We want to get some of those UCF players", Spurrier told the Sentinel.
The league, started by TV executive Charlie Ebersol and former NFL front office executive Bill Polian, will field several teams across the country. Either way, clearly the players are going to get quality coaching and more coaching and franchise location announcements should be coming very soon.