Talking season may be over but not for the man who made that phrase a part of the college football lexicon.
Steve Spurrier, the all-time winningest coach at USC and Florida, will join SirusXM as a college football analyst.
Starting August 15, Spurrier will appear three times per week on SiriusXM College Sports Nation and throughout the season he will be heard every Tuesday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET with hosts Chris Childers and Rick Neuheisel, every Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm ET with Mark Packer, and every Thursday from 8:00 to 9:00 am ET with Greg McElroy and Taylor Zarzour.
“I’m thrilled to join guys like Mark Packer, Rick Neuheisel, and Greg McElroy on SiriusXM,” said Spurrier.
“I look forward to talking to the fans and sharing my thoughts on college football and the 2017 season. I sure have some things to say…”
“Steve’s successes on the football field earned him induction into the College Football Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach, truly an amazing accomplishment,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming.
“He has an extraordinary perspective on the game and we’re thrilled to have him share that with our listeners on SiriusXM throughout the season.”
Before becoming a coaching icon, Spurrier won a Heisman Trophy as Florida quarterback before playing 10 years in the NFL.
He was a head coach at Duke before returning to his alma mater where he won the 1996 national championship while making the Gators an SEC powerhouse.
After two years in the NFL with the Washington Redskins, Spurrier returned to the collegiate ranks where he spent 10 and a half seasons as Carolina's head coach, leading the program to three consecutive 11-win seasons from 2011-2013, a first for a program whose most wins ever in a season was 10.
Spurrier accumulated a 228-89-2 record as a collegiate head coach and was named SEC Coach of the Year seven times.
Spurrier was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1986 and as a coach earlier this year. He is only the fourth person in history to enter the Hall of Fame as a player and a coach.
He is currently working as an ambassador for the University of Florida athletics program.