Coach Steve Spurrier doesn’t mind donating his own hard-earned green to the orange and blue.
The former Heisman winning quarterback and championship-winning ball coach of the Florida Gators has made a generous donation to the athletic department which he helped build into a national brand.
As part of the University of Florida’s “Game Changer” initiative, Spurrier donated $100,000 to the Gators to help fund another waive of massive renovations to the athletic facilities.
Florida Gators Athletic Director Scott Stricklin Tweeted his appreciation on Tuesday.
Spurrier kept the Twitter love rolling shortly thereafter:
What do you think the chances are that Steve is running his Twitter account himself?
Spurrier is currently an ambassador consultant for the athletic department, and he appears to be putting his money where his mouth is.
Spurrier’s ties with the Gators couldn’t run any deeper. He won the Heisman trophy in 1966 after passing for 2,012 yards with a 61.5 completion percentage. He tossed 16 touchdowns to eight interceptions the year he won college football’s greatest honor. Boy, the game has changed, hasn’t it?