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TigerFanInSouthland
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Louisiana
Member since Aug 2012
23274 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
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was interviewed and didn't do well in it by his own admission. Didn't make it to a second interview and took the Duke job. He spoke about it last year.


Why you should never base it solely on an interview.


JohnnyU
LSU Fan
Florida
Member since Nov 2006
8765 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
My favorite Spurrier rumor is him being overheard saying “let’s hang 50 on these bums and get out of here“ before the 97 game. Of course, we all know the outcome of that game and the birth of the “shiny pants” legend.


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lsujag
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2012
905 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Interviewed for it. It didn’t go well, per him. Went to duke and was hired a few years later.

Another that interviewed for the job was three time Super Bowl winning coach, Mike Shanahan.


TH03
Iowa State Fan
Dallas
Member since Dec 2008
157986 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
You're using hindsight to say he should've been hired because of what he became. Don't be silly.


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ForLSU56
LSU Fan
Gonzales
Member since Feb 2015
1560 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Years back I heard someone that was supposedly "in the know" swore that Spurrier was taken to Ruth Chris SH during the interview and when he walked past a table, he overheard someone say loud enough for him to hear .... "isn't that the guy that got arrested for smoking marijuana, sure hope he isn't hired as OUR coach".

Whether true or not...I have no clue but I wouldn't put it past some snob a-hole saying that.


shutterspeed
Arkansas State Fan
MS Gulf Coast
Member since May 2007
48060 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
It wasn't Ruth Chris Steak House. It happened at ChiChi's.


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catnip
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2003
14396 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
You can thank Arnsparger for Archer. He recommended him if I recall. Why would he risk losing Spurrier to LSU when he was being named AD at Florida. Worked good for Arnsparger having Archer fail and retaining Spurrier.


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I-59 Tiger
LSU Fan
Vestavia Hills, AL
Member since Sep 2003
31705 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Keep in mind Alabama, Texas and Southern Cal all had openings that year,too.

Please tell me no one really thinks Arnsparger went to Florida as AD with this secret plan to hire Spurrier in 3 years? Actually with his own ego Arnsparger basically had to be forced to hire Spurrier. He didn't want him.

Seriously, if it was known what a great coach Spurrier would be, why was Duke the only one to offer him a HC job?


AlwysATgr
LSU Fan
Katy, TX
Member since Apr 2008
9165 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
In '86, Spurrier was a mostly unproven coach. Obviously, we made a mistake.

Whether he would have left for Gainesville in '90 who knows. Imagining him coaching Hodson with Davis, Magee, Moss, etc makes one smile.

For now all you need to know is Les (and Leonard) made him quit - literally.



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20 ton
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Aug 2013
147 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
I was a student worker at the alumni center where they conducted the interview. A fourth coach they interviewed was Sam Rutigliano former Cleveland head man.

They didn’t just hire Archer, but kept Arnsbargers staff together. Worked for two years. Several had long careers including Daigle and Mangurian in the NFL. Archer just couldn’t keep it going.


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CDawson
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2017
4261 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
But that Gerry D victory was legendary!


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TutHillTiger
LSU Fan
Mississippi Alabama
Member since Sep 2010
20705 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
He wanted LSU job the when he took USCe Job but got tired of waiting


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Tigrdynasty
LSU Fan
19th hole
Member since Jun 2018
667 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Rex Grossman lit us up like a frickin tinder box in '01. That was as impressive of a passing display as I've seen live.


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GeauxtigersMs36
LSU Fan
The coast
Member since Jan 2018
2895 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Dinardo beat spurrier not Hallman.


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dgnx6
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
37007 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
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LSU also did it have an AD at the time and promoting from with in was still the most common way of hiring a HC.




I think the big thing was that Arnsparger left LSU to be AD at UF and hired Spurrier. We hired Archer then Curley.

Archer was hand picked by Arnsparger to be his successor. The other guys we interviewed were Mack Brown and Mike Shanahan.


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6R12
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Feb 2005
4086 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
He was left waiting at a restaurant and LSU didn't show up because they "got their man". Crazy stuff.


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LagdonCG
Member since Jul 2010
973 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Iknow this to be true. Bob Broadhead told me about it. Spurrier would not leave his office. He had just failed with a WFL team and was loking for a job.

I told Bob he is a Florida man and stay away from him.

Bob hired Arnsparger who left LSU to be AD at Florida.


J2thaROC
Member since May 2018
2169 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
He was begging for the job. The stupidly turned him down. Spurrier would have owned the SEC at LSU.


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genuineLSUtiger
LSU Fan
Murfreesboro
Member since Sep 2005
56485 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
So it’s your fault? Thanks for nothing


DaleBrown
LSU Fan
Slidell la
Member since May 2019
745 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
some don't like Spurrier but the guy won games.

He was probably the best trash talking coach of all time too.

When he was told that Peyton Manning was coming back for his senior season he commented that he probably wanted coming back for another shot at being MVP of the Citrus Bowl.

When Auburn had a fire in their Library, Spurrier commented that it was a shame that 15 of the 20 books that burned hadn't been colored yet.

About playing in tennessee’s Neyland Stadium; Will be the 14th time I’ve coached in Neyland Stadium. … I’ve coached there more than some of their head coaches.”

This post was edited on 10/10 at 8:04 am


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