Alliance of American Football: Here’s how Orlando’s new coach Steve Spurrier did in the NFL

When the Alliance of American Football launches in 2019, one of its eight inaugural teams is going to feature one of the most prestigious coaches in college football history in Steve Spurrier, as CBS News reported Saturday.

But the Ol’ Ball Coach isn’t stepping into the professional ring for the first time with his arrival in the AAF.

While his greatest accolades may have come in college, where he left both Florida and South Carolina as those programs’ winningest head coach and all but ushered the modern passing game into the SEC, Spurrier first made a football name for himself playing his way into the NFL, then coaching in the pros.

Here, we look back at how the new (old) coach did in between his work with the Gators and Gamecocks:

San Francisco 49ers (1967-1975)

Spurrier was nothing but a hotshot coming out of Florida, where he earned a spot in the Gators Hall of Fame as an All-American and 1966 Heisman Trophy winner, and that made him an easy choice for the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 1967 draft. Deemed the future successor of All-Pro John Brodie, Spurrier’s Niners career ultimately predated the Joe Montana-Steve Young years by just four seasons, but over the better part of a decade, his best days were

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