By Shannon Snell – OnlyGators.com Featured Columnist
The resignation of Steve Spurrier
There have been two huge stories involving the Florida Gators over the last couple of weeks. The first was the resignation of Steve Spurrier which, though I knew it would happen one day, I never thought in a million years that it would be in the middle of a season. I will say, however, that to me his reasoning was legit and unselfish. Spurrier was very open and honest with a lot of the guys there, and he told lots of them that he did not know how much longer he’d be coaching.
Back in 1999, Coach Spurrier and Dartmouth head coach Buddy Teevens (Florida’s running backs coach at the time) came to my house in Tampa. One of the questions I asked Spurrier then was whether he was going to be at Florida for the next four years. I remember the answer as clear as day. “Shannon, I don’t know. You know? I hope I am. If I’m still livin’, if I don’t get fired, or if someone comes along and gives me a bunch of money. Well, I’m not going to get fired ‘cause we win a lot of ball games and that would be stupid to let me go.”
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