Steve Spurrier made it back to Durham for his Duke team's 25th reunion this weekend, despite the painful loss to Texas A&M Saturday (the Gamecocks were just hammered by Texas A&M, losing 52-28). And he had very nice things to say about Duke.
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About Duke he said "Whatever coach I became, I learned everything at Duke University. I was here as an assistant three years, head coach three years and been very blessed and fortunate after that."
His time in Durham was a glorious if too-short era. Fred Goldsmith caught some of that magic in his first year, but until David Cutcliffe came along a program was not fully built, success not sustained.
As we've said before, Spurrier's true genius is in pissing people off so badly they will do anything to beat him. That 1989 team left an enduring taunt for UNC football after winning 41-0 and posing the team under the scoreboard at Kenan Stadium.
Carolina started turning the scoreboard off immediately after the games ended after that.