Former Gators and South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier shocked the college football world on Tuesday when he announced his sudden retirement. That news caught the attention of former Nole and Bucs rookie quarterback Jameis Winston, who was asked about it on Wednesday following practice.
“Man I have so much respect for coach Spurrier, whatever he decides to do, I’m not going to say nothing,” Winston said on Wednesday from One Buc Place. “Let’s just start with his accolades on the field. Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, and then he coached a Heisman winning quarterback. That alone speaks for his whole resumé. Not even mentioning his is the winningest coach for Florida and South Carolina. How do you know this Jameis? I like Steve Spurrier.
“I think I have met him one time, but I just love football and he is a great football legend.”
Winston and former Gators Louis Murphy and Major Wright, go back and forth often in the locker room, talking about their respective former schools, but Winston, who loves the history of football, clearly respects the legacy of Spurrier despite the fact he used to wear the orange and blue.
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