25 NOV 1995: HEAD COACH STEVE SPURRIER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WALKS ON THE FIELD FOLLOWING THE GATORS 25-24 VICTORY OVER THE FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES AT FLORIDA FIELD IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA. Mandatory Credit: ANDY LYONS/ALLSPORT
Credit: ANDY LYONS/ALLSPORT

Steve Spurrier is Florida football like no other figure in college football.

When the program was nothing but untapped potential, he became the program’s first Heisman Trophy winner. When he returned as coach, he engineered another one — and created a powerhouse out of nothing. Spurrier’s Fun ‘n’ Gun offense turned his Gators into a monster, winning the 1996 national championship, six SEC championships and setting the table for Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow and the two national championships and third Heisman that came after.

Now, fittingly, The Swamp is about to be renamed after the man who made it matter.

Well done, Gators… even if your home stadium’s name is now longer than the preamble to the Constitution.

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National columnist – Zach joined the staff in 2012…and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott’s writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.