What would the college football world look like if Steve Spurrier had never attended Florida? We were pretty close to finding out. The legendary former Florida and South Carolina head coach joined the Paul Finebaum show on Monday to promote his upcoming new memoir, and shared a very interesting anecdote with the SEC Network personality, who wrote the forward for the book. If college football recruiting in the 1960s was the same as today, with the highly publicized National Signing Day in February, he would’ve ended up at Ole Miss and not Florida.
“If they had national signing day back then like they do now I probably would have went to Ole Miss” -Steve Spurrier pic.twitter.com/LNLbcgpPCE
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) July 11, 2016
247Sports transcribed bits from the interview. Florida did not start recruiting their future Heisman winning quarterback and head coach until January of his senior year, so if pushed towards a February decision, he would have wound up a Rebel.
“Florida didn’t recruit me until January (of my senior year in high school), Spurrier said. “I probably would have went to Ole Miss if they had signing day like they do now.”
We’re very excited to see what else Spurrier shares in Head Ball Coach. The book is scheduled for an August 30 release.