The history of college football may have painted a very different picture if Steve Spurrier had never been a Florida Gator. The renowned former coach of both Florida and South Carolina recently opened up about his football history when he appeared on the Paul Finebaum show on Monday to promote his new memoir.
During his talk with Finebaum, Spurrier revealed that if college football recruiting was the same in the 1960s as it is now, with a much-publicized National Signing Day in February, he would have found himself on the Ole Miss roster as opposed to Florida’s.
"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
Florida never started Spurrier until January of his senior season at the school. Spurrier expressed that had he been pushed to a February decision, he most likely would have with Ole Miss.
“Florida didn’t recruit me until January (of my senior year in high school), Spurrier told 247Sports. “I probably would have went to Ole Miss if they had signing day like they do now.”
The book that the legendary Heisman winner originally went on air to promote is called Head Football Coach. The memoir is scheduled to hit stores on August 30th.