Alliance of American Football League Hires Steve Spurrier As The Head Coach of The Orlando Franchise
The Alliance of American Football league is here and showing they are not just a gimmick. Last month, it was announced the league would be starting up after the Super Bowl in 2019, one year before the XFL makes it return, and they just made their biggest hire yet.
Eight teams are expected to play a 10-game season and Steve Spurrier is set to coach the Orlando franchise. The team will play its home games at Spectrum Stadium, the home field of the UCF Knights.
“What first captured my attention was Charlie and Bill’s commitment to putting top-flight, professional football on the field and creating a true alliance between fans, players and the game,” the former South Carolina head coach said in a statement.
“The Alliance offers a unique opportunity to get back into coaching, this time for a spring season, and work closely with hungry, talented athletes looking to begin, revive or extend their professional careers.
The fact I can do this in Orlando makes it that much sweeter. I’m fired up and ready to go.”
After compiling a 228-89 collegiate record with Duke, Florida and South Carolina — Spurrier called it a career in 2015, but this opportunity was too good for him to pass up.