If there’s anybody who doesn’t know what it takes to compete in the NFL, it’s Steve Spurrier.
Spurrier tried once, remember? He left the Florida Gators to coach the Washington Redskins, implemented his college offense, started his college quarterback, and then went 7-9 and 5-11 before taking the South Carolina job two years later.
Maybe he didn’t have the necessary time or talent. Or, more likely, maybe his coaching acumen didn’t translate to the NFL, in much the same way that Eric Crouch’s quarterbacking skills didn’t quite measure up the same way they did in college.
“It’s two completely different worlds,” we hear so often.
Well, don’t tell that to Spurrier.
In an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday, Spurrier suggested that top-ranked Alabama could hang with—and even beat—an NFL team. Also: He wasn’t joking.
From Yahoo! Sports:
“Alabama, gosh, they look like they could beat a couple of those NFL teams that I’ve watched on Sundays,” Spurrier said on Wednesday’s Dan Patrick Show. “I think a lot of the oddsmakers out there, that usually know what’s going on, I’d guess Alabama would be favored by a little bit.”
Umm, no they wouldn’t. Not close.