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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by BrettB, Jan 4, 2002.
so where's he going, Tampa Bay?
I hope not. As a Bucs fan, I don't want him. I'd rather he go to Jacksonville.
Unfortunatelty, it doesn't look promising. With Green gone in Minnesota, it's possible Dungy might decide to go there. He coached there before, and he's a former U. of Minn. QB (and the Vikings are trying to build a new stadium with the school). If Dungy leaves, Spurrier will want the Bucs job to make up for his laughable performance at QB in 1976, where he led the team to a 0-14 record.
Atlanta is supposedly a job that will open with him going there. I hope Florida takes Stoops from ou. Nothing but chaos in norman is exactly what I'd like.
I'm surprised by this, but I haven't been following colllege football as closely this last few years as I have in the past. Didn't the University of Florida have Spurrier tied down to a long-term contract for two million per year?
He's probably going to replace Tony Dungy in Tampa Bay. Unless Tampa Bay makes it to the Super Bowl, Dungy is as good as gone. It's a shame because he is a good coach.
Atlanta, hopefully. Vick + Spurrier would be unbelieveable.
I would put my money on Tampa Bay though. Real close, and just an offense away from a great team .
I am surprised that Spurrier resigned. He had as much job security as you can have as a head coach. In the NFL, he will be lucky to last 3 years with whomever hires him.
Man when I just heard this on espn.com my jaw dropped. I can't believe that. 2 million a year at a winning program with a bunch of extra stuff in his contract doesn't satisfy him I guess. Oh well at least Fulmer handed him his final loss
This sounds the same as when Rick Patino left Kentucky to coach the Boston Celtics. What a mistake that was. Now Patino is back in the college bball scene.
After all of the trash talking he did about the great Bobby Bowden, I was really looking forward to next season's Florida-Florida State game for an even more heated rivlary. Without Spurrier, it won't have quite the same intensity.
God, I love to hate Spurrier, and for that reason I'm sorry to see him go. Fuckin' jerkoff...
Yeah, it would seem as though NFL players wouldn't stand for his methods (like other college-turned-pro coaching failures such as Pitino, Carlesimo, Floyd, etc.). I think the difference, however, is that NFL contracts are not guaranteed and therefore the players may be more obedient since their jobs are on the line.
Once some college coaches who migrate to the NFL understand that everyone in the NFL is fast, strong and quick, and adjust their gameplan accordingly, the better their chances of success in the NFL. Hopefully Spurrier is smart enough to coach against "evenly matched" teams that permeate the NFL.
Any truth to the rumors that Bob Stoops will return to coach Florida?
One of my co-workers said he heard Spurrier's been offered $25M + part ownership to coach the Redskins.
Don't let him touch my Bucs.
I'm surprised that the HTF FSU alums haven't jumped on this. He never beat them at home, from what I remember.
Best of luck to him; after watching him carefully probe Miami last year and then alter his offense to score (though they didn't win) I have a feeling he'll do well in the NFL.
Word is that OU fans are gathering around the Stoops house in Norman and bringing the band to try and get him to stay...
I'm hearing a juicy rumor on the sports talk shows that Spurrier may already have a deal with one of the NFL teams already--Tampa Bay.
I highly doubt he's going to D.C. to coach. Dan Snyder would have to pay some heavy loot to Marty Shottenheimer for that contract that Marty signed last year as coach/general manager.
The football gods have smiled on Oklahoma! Stoops is staying
I believe that would be the southern half of Oklahoma.
There is no football gods in Stillwater.
If Stoops didn't take the Florida job, he is staying around forever.
Sorry Texas fans