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  1. stephenPE

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    On this day 75 yrs ago the greatest gator was born. Happy birthday, coach Spurrier.
    The year he was born UF football was less than mediocre.
    1945 Florida Gators football
    Conference Southeastern Conference
    1945 record 4–5–1 (1–3–1 SEC)
    Head coach Tom Lieb (5th season)
    Captain Hugo Miller........I wonder how Hugo's life turned out.


    Sep 22, 1945
    Sat Florida Camp Blanding Non-Major W 31- 2
    2 Sep 29, 1945 Sat Florida Ole Miss SEC W 26 13 Jacksonville, FL
    3 Oct 6, 1945 Sat Florida @ Tulane SEC T 6 -6
    4 Oct 13, 1945 Sat Florida Vanderbilt SEC L 0 -7
    5 Oct 19, 1945 Fri Florida @ Miami (FL) Ind L 6-7
    6 Oct 27, 1945 Sat Florida Louisiana Non-Major W 45- 0
    7 Nov 3, 1945 Sat Florida @ Auburn SEC L 0 -19
    8 Nov 10, 1945 Sat Florida N Georgia SEC L 0 -34 Jacksonville, FL
    9 Nov 17, 1945 Sat Florida Presbyterian Ind W 41 0
    10 Nov 24, 1945 Sat Florida @ U.S. Amphibians Non-Major L 0 -12
     
    • Gator By Marriage

      Gator By Marriage A convert to Gatorism
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      How many football players have done as much for their school as he has? That must be a very short list.
       
      • Okeechobee Joe

        Okeechobee Joe Lost Ball in High Grass
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        Has to be the only Heisman trophy winner and head coach who won a National Championship and he did both at the same school.
         
        • gardnerwebbgator

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          And he would have coached here another decade if not for a pussy AD who didn't have his back.

          **** you Foley.
           
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          LOOKING OUT FOR HIS ASSISTANTS: Southern Miss coach Jay Hopson was a 27-year-old graduate assistant under Spurrier in 1995 at Florida when Spurrier handed down a mandate that changed Hopson's life.

          "I owe a lot to the man, him and Mrs. Spurrier, and it goes a lot deeper than just football," Hopson said.

          Spurrier, who still works out regularly, was insistent throughout his coaching career that his assistants all get physical examinations before the season, and Jerri helped set them up.

          "It was a team effort," Hopson said.

          When Hopson went in for his physical that year, the doctor was troubled by what he found. After seeing a specialist and undergoing an ultrasound, Hopson learned that he had testicular cancer.

          "You're young and feel like nothing like that's going to happen to you," Hopson said. "I wouldn't have gone for a physical at that age unless Coach Spurrier made us."

          In 2007, Hopson had another bout with testicular cancer, and because he knew what the symptoms felt like from 12 years earlier, doctors were again able to catch it early and successfully treat it.

          "Can't say enough about what the Spurriers did for me," Hopson said. "They saved my life." (FROM THE CHRIS LOW ESPN ARTICLE)
           
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          That's something I have to keep in mind. Testicular cancer in 2009. Then prostate C in 2014.
           
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            Ooooof! Glad you're still alive!
             
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              That was all Fooley.
               

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