September 20, 1996 |
If you think one Steve Spurrier is all college football can handle, prepare for the arrival of a second one. Steve Spurrier Jr. played in obscurity at Duke and has been a graduate assistant under his father at Florida the past two seasons. After this semester, he wants to take the plunge into full-time coaching. His name, he knows, will be both a blessing and a hurdle. "At first, it will do a lot for me," Spurrier Jr. said. "It will get me a lot of opportunities, especially with the Bowdens and the Shulas doing so well.
August 7, 2002 |
Steve Spurrier says he coaches the same way - whether the opponent is Central Michigan or the San Francisco 49ers. The coach whose career at the University of Florida was marked by huge victories over inferior opponents, was responding yesterday to comments by 49ers coach Steve Mariucci. Mariucci suggested that Washington was playing starters against his scrubs in its 38-7 win over San Francisco in Osaka, Japan. "Supposedly, we had a lot to prove against the Niners, and they didn't have much to go for, so that was the reason we got them pretty good," Spurrier said.
October 29, 2012 |
MARCUS LATTIMORE had his right knee dislocated and sustained ligament damage against Tennessee, yet South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier believes the junior eventually could return to football. Spurrier visited Lattimore on Sunday and said the running back displayed a good attitude. Spurrier said team doctor Jeffrey Guy was able to put Lattimore's knee back in place soon after he was taken from the field to the hospital. Guy said in a statement that Lattimore's knee was hyperextended and resulted in injuries to several ligaments.
April 30, 2002 |
In a surprisingly quick turnabout, Steve Spurrier decided he needed Shane Matthews after all. A day after Spurrier said he was happy with his quarterbacks - and that no major changes were planned - the Washington Redskins agreed to terms yesterday with Matthews, who played for the coach at the University of Florida and was cut last week by the Chicago Bears. The signing comes after a three-day minicamp in which none of the four quarterbacks on the Redskins' practice field seemed on pace for assuming a starting job in the NFL. Danny Wuerffel, Sage Rosenfels and Dameyune Craig all struggled at times, and first-round draft pick Patrick Ramsey did not work much because he's still learning the offense.
November 19, 2004 |
Lou Holtz will retire as coach at South Carolina after the season, the Associated Press learned last night, apparently paving the way for Steve Spurrier to replace him. Holtz told his team before yesterday's practice that he was retiring, according to a source close to the program who spoke on condition of anonymity. All season, Holtz, 67, said he was worn out and tired, and said Spurrier would be a good choice to succeed him. The Tennessean, of Nashville, reported yesterday that Spurrier had agreed to take over at South Carolina, if and when Holtz stepped down.
November 20, 2006 |
Steve Spurrier cut short his weekly teleconference yesterday because of background noise on the line, but not before the South Carolina coach delivered his message: He is not interested in the Miami job. Spurrier shot down reports by a pair of Internet news agencies that linked him to the expected vacancy at Miami, where embattled coach Larry Coker is rumored to be on his way out. CSTV.com reported that Spurrier likely would be named Coker's successor. ESPN.com, citing an unidentified source close to Spurrier, reported that the former Florida coach would be willing to listen to Miami because of his ties to the state and the chance to win a national title.
August 5, 2003 |
Mindful of his reputation, Steve Spurrier was quick to dash any notion that Danny Wuerffel's return is the first stop in yet another year of quarterback carousel. "We don't have any problems," the Washington Redskins coach said yesterday. "Some of you guys may want to create them, but there's no problems on our team who the quarterback is. " After making five starting quarterback changes in his first season a year ago, Spurrier is going with second-year player Patrick Ramsey, at least for now. The plan is for Wuerffel, who joined the team yesterday morning at practice, to compete with struggling veteran Rob Johnson for the No. 2 spot.
January 5, 2013 |
Imhotep Charter running back David Williams is heading south instead of west. During Friday night's Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound speedster announced his decision to play at South Carolina. The runner-up for his services was Arizona State. "South Carolina was a place he really felt comfortable with," Imhotep coach Albie Crosby said. "In Steve Spurrier, he gets the chance to play for an icon. He's a legend, one of college football's all-time winningest coaches.
January 17, 2014 |
AN ARKANSAS STATE football player and his stepfather were shot to death during a home-invasion robbery in Jackson, Tenn., with the athlete apparently trying to protect his parents from their attackers, police said yesterday. Markel Owens , a 21-year-old junior defensive lineman, was fatally shot along with Johnny Shivers , 36, during the robbery at a duplex on Wednesday night. A 37-year-old woman, who was Shivers' wife and Owens' mother, was also shot. She was treated and released from the hospital.
December 13, 2013 |
PEOPLE SAY, and tweet, the darndest things. Fox NFL Sunday co-host Terry Bradshaw, for example, didn't mince words when asked what he thought of Super Bowl XLVIII being played outdoors in Metlife Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J. Bradshaw told WFAN in New York: "It's freakin' outside in New York, are you kidding me? Not even New York - New Jersey. It's not like Minnesota, it's a dome. It's not like it's Detroit, it's a dome. It's not like it's Indy, it's a dome . . . I don't want it to be bad, 'cause I'm there.