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Report: Steve Spurrier "Interested" In Coaching Position

A veteran college football coach could return to the gridiron.

But not in college football.

In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, former Florida and South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier was asked if he had any interest in coaching one of the team's in the Alliance of American Football - a new league created in part by a few former players.

Spurrier gave an answer that prompted the football community to perk up.

“I can’t talk a lot about it,” Spurrier said. “It sounds like an interesting and intriguing format and could be a lot of fun. I’m fired up about it, and we’ll see what happens. But I do have an interest.”

Will the Ol' Ball Coach make his long-awaited return to the sideline?

If he does so in the Alliance of American Football, it won't be until 2019. That's when the league is set for kickoff, a year before Vince McMahon's reincarnation of the XFL - which is set to return in 2020.

Spurrier hasn't coached since 2015, when he announced his resignation from the Gamecocks' program during the season. He made it clear he wasn't closing the door on a potential coaching job in the future.

Will he still be interested next year if the AAF places a team in Orlando?

[Orlando Sentinel]