Steve Spurrier has hinted at a return to the sidelines, but the famed former head coach is taking an interesting approach getting back to the gridiron. According to Floridagators.com, Spurrier has been named a head coach in the Alliance of American Football and will continue to serve as the ambassador for Florida's athletic program.
Spurrier, who wasn't as successful in the NFL as he was the college ranks, will become the first coach of the AAF's first team which will be based in Orlando and call UCF their home stadium next winter. According to ProFootballTalk.com, the league was founded by Charlie Ebersol, the son of Dick Ebersol, with the goal of competing with the NFL and will start its season in February of 2019. CBS will broadcast AAF games starting right after the Super Bowl.
Now earlier this week Spurrier appeared on The Paul Finebaum Show and said that Florida's offense has him inspired to the point where he'd like to give coaching another go.
"I miss the challenge," Spurrier said. "I think maybe watching the Gators offense the last couple years has given me an itch to try to Coach again."
Last July, Spurrier was named an ambassador and consultant for Florida's athletic department. The school hired Dan Mullen away from Mississippi State to replace Jim McElwain in the fall. Mullen is Florida's fifth different head coach in the past 10 years.
The 72-year-old Heisman winner played for Florida in the 1960s and was the Gators head coach from 1990-2001. During his time coaching in Gainesville, Spurrier led the Gators to a national championship and six SEC championships. After a quick stint with the Redskins where he compiled a 12-20 record, Spurrier coached the Gamecocks from 2005-2015 before resigning. Keep in mind, Spurrier never officially retired.