Legendary college football head coach Steve Spurrier made his return to the sideline on Saturday night, coaching in the Alliance of American Football league.
Spurrier, 73, was coaching for the first time since walking away from college football in 2015. He’s leading the Orlando Apollos’ AAF team.
The Apollos, who boast 29 players from Florida colleges, dominated the game, beating the Atlanta Legends, 40-6.
“I think the fans had a good time,” Spurrier said after the game. “They saw enough good plays, especially after the first quarter.”
There was one play in particular that stood out.
Spurrier ran the “Philly Special,” a double reverse leading to pass back to his quarterback, Garrett Gilbert, for a touchdown.
Someone find the cure for aging and give it to Steve Spurrier so he can live forever pic.twitter.com/0jN0bqLfLg
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) February 10, 2019
CBS Sports’ cameras captured what Spurrier had said on the sideline earlier in that drive, too.
“Tell him to catch it this time,” Spurrier said.
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— Reva Labbe (@sorevawaslike) February 10, 2019
Spurrier, who coached in front of a crowd of about 20,000 fans, isn’t getting too excited after just one game, though.
“I think Atlanta’s a pretty good team. Time will tell if they are,” Spurrier said after the contest. “Time will tell if we’re any good. It’s just one game.”