It's OFFICIAL: The legendary Head Ball Coach, @SteveSpurrierUF has joined The Alliance as head coach in Orlando. All the details at https://t.co/FPPxtbeBjO #JoinTheAlliance #AllianceORL pic.twitter.com/1Q4eQRq1is
— The Alliance (@TheAAF) April 7, 2018
The legendary Steve Spurrier is getting back into coaching his favorite game. Early Saturday morning, it was announced by the Alliance Of American Football League that The Head Ball coach will be returning to the sidelines as the head coach of the new league’s Orlando franchise.
The Alliance Of American Football League (AAF) is targeting the week after next year’s Super Bowl to play its inaugural season.
The AAF will feature eight teams with a season that runs ten weeks. It will prevent an opportunity for those who are looking to get noticed or those who are hoping for one final shot in the NFL.
“What first captured my attention was Charlie and Bill’s commitment to putting top-flight, professional football on the field and creating a true alliance between fans, players and the game,” Spurrier said in a statement. “The Alliance offers a unique opportunity to get back into coaching, this time for a spring season, and work closely with hungry, talented athletes looking to begin, revive or extend their professional careers.
“The fact I can do this in Orlando makes it that much sweeter. I’m fired up and ready to go.”
Spurrier most notably coached at Florida, South Carolina and with the NFL’s Washington Redskins throughout his career. As an NFL coach, Spurrier recorded an overall record of 12-20, while earning an impressive 228-89-2 mark at the collegiate level.
The Head Coach briefly spent time leading the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL, going 35-21, so now he will add yet another league to his lengthy and legendary career.