Steve Spurrier is returning to football. The Alliance of American Football, a new professional spring league set to debut next February, revealed the AAF’s first host city will be Orlando with college football Hall of Famer Spurrier serving as coach. Teams in eight different cities will play a 10-game season.
“We brought in the best players and the best coaches to be at the top of the organization. We wanted to give fans not just an opportunity to see great football but to see what would happen if you brought the players and the league together,” Alliance co-founder Charlie Ebersol said.
Spurrier, a seven-time SEC champion and Heisman trophy winner, said he was intrigued by the new rules of the game, which include two-and-a-half hour games and 30 seconds in between plays, and the opportunity to include great players who don’t make it into the NFL.