Report: Steve Spurrier Jr. Hired By Oklahoma Sooners

    Steve Spurrier Jr. has been hired by the Oklahoma Sooners just before the start of spring practice.

    March 2, 2016

    Steve Spurrier Jr. has been hired by the Oklahoma Sooners.

    Steve Spurrier Jr. has been been a Florida Gator. He’s been a South Carolina Gamecock, an Arizona Wildcat and a member of the Washington Redskins.

    He’s even been an Oklahoma Sooner … twice, actually. That’s right, Oklahoma has hired the son of coaching legend Steve Spurrier Sr., according to the Oklahoman, whose first stint with the Sooners lasted from 1999 to 2001 as their wide receivers coach.

    Spurrier was being considered by Florida for an offensive quality control position, but the Gators ended up hiring former NFL assistant Bret Ingalls for that role. 

    Spurrier certainly has the coaching pedigree and football background valuable to any college football coaching staff, and that’s what Bob Stoops is counting on him to bring in his new off-the-field role.

    Spurrier spent the past 10 years coaching under his father with South Carolina, serving a variety of roles: wide receivers coach, passing game coordinator and recruiting coordinator.

    Stoops and Spurrier have crossed paths before, as they worked together from 1996 to 1998 at Florida on Spurrier Sr.’s coaching staff. Spurrier Jr. also coached the wide receivers on the 2000 Oklahoma team that beat Florida State, 13-2, in the 2001 Orange Bowl to capture the BCS National Championship.

    They were both part of the 1996 Gators team that went on to win a national championship, beating the Seminoles, 52-20, in the 1997 Nokia Sugar Bowl.

    Maybe Stoops is probably hoping some of that magic from the old days can make its way to Norman, Okla., which, if history is any indicator, would probably mean bad news for Florida State. 

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