Steve Gardner


USA TODAY

Revealed 2:fifty three PM EST Feb 10, 2019

Steve Spurrier returned to the sidelines Saturday evening for his coaching debut within the brand new Alliance of American Soccer. And it used to be nearly appreciate he by no manner left. 

Spurrier, seventy three, confirmed off a freewheeling offense as his Orlando Apollos rolled to a 40-6 take over the Atlanta Legends — and he used to be as cantankerous as ever in his postgame comments. 

When asked about winning his sixth consecutive opener with a new group of workers, the successfully-known “Head Ball Coach” couldn’t withstand taking a shot at one of his pale employers.

“Even gained with the Redskins,” Spurrier acknowledged, laughing. “That’s no longer straightforward to achieve.”

The pale Heisman Trophy winner on the College of Florida generated quite so a lot of buzz in Orlando, the build 20,191 followers turned out to undercover agent the roughly wide-originate offense that used to be his trademark while coaching at his alma mater.

“I suspect the followers had enjoyable,” he acknowledged. “They noticed enough most practical probably performs, especially after the significant quarter.”

Incorporated amongst these most practical probably performs: a version of the “Philly Particular” the Philadelphia Eagles veteran to take Astronomical Bowl LII, a double-reverse cross to the quarterback for a landing.

Presumably the actual component that didn’t dwell up to expectations used to be Spurrier’s apparel.

The intermittent rain that fell forced the Ball Coach to effect on a ball cap — rather then his signature visor.

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