Steve Spurrier was back in his environment Saturday night and we are not talking about a golf course. The head coach was on a soccer field. In Florida. Coachin & em. Attempting to revive the offense Fun & # 39; n & # 39; Gun in the brand new American football alliance.
And he delivered a great ol & # 39; zinger at the expense of the Washington Redskins after winning his sixth consecutive opening goal with a new team.
"Even won with the Redskins," Spurrier said, laughing. "It's not easy to do."
Spurrier lasted two seasons (2002-03) in Ashburn, two strange seasons marked by extreme dysfunction, a great victory in Osaka in his preseason debut, a record of 12-20 regular season, and a goodbye to Spurrier ultimately offered by a call from a golf course, which later regretted joining the Redskins because it went to the team that "offered the most money instead of the best situation". He was typically frank about what went wrong with him in the NFL.
"The owner and staff guys have chosen the team, I even chose the quarterback the second year," he said in an interview with Dav id Feherty. "So I knew it would not work, but that's OK, I probably did not do a great job and the situation was not what I was looking for, so it was time to move on."
He returned to the SEC, finally resigned as a coach of South Carolina in 2015 with a collegiate record 228-89-2, but has never officially retired and when the AAF called, he decided to train again at the age of 73. Saturday night, his Orlando Apollo took the field against the Atlanta Legends and was, well, Quintessential Spurrier, as when the microphone caught him distributing a game to his quarterback with instructions for the large receiver . "Tell him to take it next time," Spurrier said
. Naturally, he called for a deep post launch on the first game. "We were going," he explained. Of course, they were.
Spurrier's defense, led by Terence Garvin, also delivered in the 40-6 victory. Garvin, who played mostly in special teams for the Redskins in 2016, pulled out two interceptions, one a pick-six, in the victory of the Apollos.
Spurrier and Garvin were not the only AAFs with links to the Redskins. Jake Russell of the post identified Rashad Ross, a great receiver of Arizona; The center of Memphis Demetrius Rhaney and the defensive lineman Montori Hughes; San Antonio defense linesman Joey Mbu, security Orion Stewart and footballer Nick Rose; Orlando comes back De & # 39; Veon Smith and the offensive lineman Ronald Patrick; and the Birmingham footballer Nick Novak, who had the greatest success of any of them.
Since the AAF did not kickoff or try multiple points, Novak had to impress his field goal kicking and did so with a 29, 28, 47 and 31 yard kick in the win. for 26-0 of iron on Memphis.
Ross, who spent three seasons with the Redskins, took five passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns in Arizona 38-22 won the Salt Lake Stallion.
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