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Former Players, Coaches Express Love For Steve Spurrier Following Retirement News

Steve Spurrier is retiring and college football will miss him dearly. 

Spurrier, 70, led three different college football programs - Duke (1987-89), Florida (1990-2001) and South Carolina (2005-15). He won a national championship in 1996 and seven conference titles. Spurrier's probably most known for his mouth and his innovative offense strategies; some will call him the SEC's second-best coach of all-time. 

The Florida native has clearly had a tremendous effect on the players he's coached. Many of them, along with others in the college football universe, expressed gratitude and love for the Head Ball Coach on Twitter after his retirement news broke. 

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— Connor Shaw (@cmshaw9) October 13, 2015

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">@SC_HBC for the opportunity to be a Gator. Thanks for all you did for college football. #FunNGun#Winnerpic.twitter.com/BikceEp3eL

— James Bates (@jb8sy)

Thank you @SC_HBC for the opportunity to be a Gator. Thanks for all you did for college football. #FunNGun#Winnerpic.twitter.com/BikceEp3eL

— James Bates (@jb8sy) October 13, 2015

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">@SC_HBC on your retirement! #Winner

— Bob Stoops (@OU_CoachStoops)

31years as the HBC - an icon, a HOF career, & great mentor-one of the best ever to coach! Congrats @SC_HBC on your retirement! #Winner

— Bob Stoops (@OU_CoachStoops) October 13, 2015

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">@SC_HBC Spurrier for all you've done for college football...and for me. Your impact on me changed the trajectory of my life.

— Danny Wuerffel (@DannyWuerffel)

Thanks @SC_HBC Spurrier for all you've done for college football...and for me. Your impact on me changed the trajectory of my life.

— Danny Wuerffel (@DannyWuerffel) October 13, 2015

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Happy retirement, coach.