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TutHillTiger
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Mississippi Alabama
Member since Sep 2010
20705 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
He wanted the LSU job twice because he not a big fan of recruiting and left like LSU has an advantage, plus he really hated bama too and knew what cheating Mfers they were and enjoyed kicking their as year after year


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majoredinwhitehorse
LSU Fan
lower alabama
Member since Nov 2016
590 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
I visited with Spurrier over cocktails before the GMAC bowl (he was the keynote speaker at one of the functions) and I asked him about it. His version of the story was LSU flew him in for an interview and he was under the impression they were going to offer him the job. He was prepared to accept, but at dinner a group of trustees was at a nearby table introducing Mike Archer as the new LSU head coach. He said it left him a little salty.


Tigerlawyer
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, La.
Member since Sep 2005
198 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Just in case it was not bad enough in your minds, Mike Shanahan was in the final 2 until the players stepped in and rallied for Archer which was a catastrophic hire. He destroyed the program. One year he signed 12 Texas recruits. Only one, Wayne Williams ever played in a game. Archer was a bad talent evaluator and lazy recruiter.


TexTgrTed
LSU Fan
Parker County, Texas
Member since Aug 2004
3411 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
True dat. HBC punished LSU for dissing him.


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tarzana
LSU Fan
TX Hwy 6, 74 miles SE of Kyle Field
Member since Sep 2015
13979 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
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spurrier went on to whoop our arses

That is correct. In his time at Florida (1990-2001) he won 11 of 12 games (notable upset in 1997). Most of those were blowouts, including the two meetings when Saban coached LSU.


TexTgrTed
LSU Fan
Parker County, Texas
Member since Aug 2004
3411 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Don’t forget his best zinger: “Can’t spell Citrus Bowl without UT”. Sonofabitch hated Tennessee & he is from there. LOL.


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Gray Tiger
LSU Fan
Prairieville, LA
Member since Jan 2004
31927 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Damn people.

Spurrier kicked a lot of schools asses.

You children might be surprised to know that.

He beat LSU because LSU was the team on the other side of the field.

Some of you are so damn provincial.


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PurpleCrush
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since May 2014
445 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Not enough quality golf courses was the deciding factor


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Lsupimp
Colorado Fan
The Mean Streets of ST. GEORGE
Member since Nov 2003
61593 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
It’s not a rumor, it’s just documented fact. He and Mike Shanahan and Sam Rutigliano ( former NFL coach ) and numerous others wanted the job but we passed. By the way, Spurrier easily could have won a National title right out of the gates at LSU, as our 87 team was loaded and went 10-1-1.


OTIS2
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NoLA
Member since Jul 2008
42712 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Sam and my dad played college ball together. Always enjoyed following his career.


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tarzana
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TX Hwy 6, 74 miles SE of Kyle Field
Member since Sep 2015
13979 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Channeling your inner Tiffany


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LSUFAN2
Tennessee
Member since Jan 2011
1655 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
I believe that it was DiNardo with the one win against Florida not curly boy!
This post was edited on 10/9 at 10:16 pm


tarzana
LSU Fan
TX Hwy 6, 74 miles SE of Kyle Field
Member since Sep 2015
13979 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
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Arnsparger basically had to be forced to hire Spurrier

It was actually a last gasp effort to retain his job as Florida AD. Many wanted him out after Galen Hall failed that program and was fired in '89. Florida football had just come off probation, and was reeling. Spurrier was a spectacular hire.


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tarzana
LSU Fan
TX Hwy 6, 74 miles SE of Kyle Field
Member since Sep 2015
13979 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
It was Dinardo. Curly lost all 4 games to Spurrier: 1991 (0-16), 1992 (21-28), 1993 (3-58), 1994 (18-42).


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bouefbengal
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2005
2065 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Makes the fact that a loss to LSU made him quit during the season at USCe even more interesting


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HuckFinn
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2014
50 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Yes, he went in dry every time. Never once used lube on the Tigers. Poor Kitty's


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My2ndFavCivilNgineer
Member since Jun 2013
402 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
Get this offseason crap out of here. Its October my dude


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here_I_am
Member since Sep 2018
15 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
two groups (Spurrier, Archer et al)were at Ruths Chris, according to my Father who was there and told me the story. Normally one informs the losing candidate we're going another direction, to his face.


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Carville
Army Fan
Sunshine, LA
Member since Jun 2014
4729 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
RUMOR??? No, it's very much true.
Just think, if LSU had beaten Florida State in 79, Bobby Bowden would've been Charlie Mac's replacement. If LSU wouldn't have listened to Hodson, Rodrigue, et al, Spurrier would've been here, although he would've left for Florida in 90 anyway.


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Carville
Army Fan
Sunshine, LA
Member since Jun 2014
4729 posts

re: Steve Spurrier Rumor
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three time Super Bowl winning coach, Mike Shanahan.
Two time


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