Steve Spurrier made his coaching debut in the Alliance of American Football league on Saturday night, leading his Orlando squad to a blowout victory.
The 73-year-old head coach, who previously coached at Florida and South Carolina, took a shot at his former NFL employer after the game.
Spurrier has now won all six of his head coaching debuts – even when he was with the Washington Redskins.
“Even won with the Redskins,” Spurrier said after the game (while laughing, of course). “That’s not easy to do.”
Winning with the Washington Redskins is certainly not easy to do.
So Spurrier is now 6-0 in first games coaching a new team. After the game he says:
"6th team to win the first one. Even one when the @Redskins and that's not easy to do"
— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyTV) February 10, 2019
Spurrier is coaching an Orlando team that features a bunch of former college football players from the state of Florida.
“I think the fans had a good time,” he said after the contest. “They saw enough good plays, especially after the first quarter.”
The AAF certainly had a good debut on Saturday night, but we’ll see if the hype can follow the league for an entire season.