You’re Steve Spurrier. It’s a wonderful life.: Tony Kornheiser on Spurrier and the Redskins. Kornheiser challenges, “Name one quarterback Spurrier had at Florida who made it big in the NFL, or one great NFL receiver Spurrier produced. ”

Ironically, the most successful pro from Spurrier’s Florida teams is probably Jevon Kearse, a defensive end.

  • lcreekmo

    We’ll just see now if he’s the real thing or just New Coke with a visor. My early prediction: a pro quarterback isn’t going to let Spurrier push him around, and he’s going to run into a lot tougher defenses than he did year-in, year-out in the SEC East, where his biggest worry was defeating Tennessee every year. Sure, he needed to beat Miami or FSU when they played to look good for the home crowd, but those Gator records look so good thanks to some questionable teams at the bottom of the SEC [sigh, my alma mater among them] and some excellent scheduling. He’s good, but he’s not all that. I give him 3 years and he’ll be regarded as a middle-of-the-pack coach. And the downside: if he can get the Redskins back in form, I guess my mom will REALLY never shut up about him, will she?

  • Rex Hammock

    I think Spurrier has a chance of being a great NFL coach. He also has company in the obnoxious sideline demeanor department, even in the NFL.