August 13, 2012 12:00 AM

At Florida, Spurrier made the SEC play catch-up

The first thing they remember is Steve Spurrier’s memory. Even 15 and 20 years later, he can recall downs and distances, situations and words that just stuck in his mind. The journalists who doubted him more than two decades ago? The fellow Southeastern Conference coaches who thought he was a gimmick coach? Yes, he remembers them, too.

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