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.
OFFICIAL NEWS…the @SC_HBC will be honored forever.
Steve Spurrier – Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadiumhttps://t.co/hwqS6JHsYi
— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) June 9, 2016
Well done, Gators… even if your home stadium’s name is now longer than the preamble to the Constitution.