Steve Spurrier to release memoir in August

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Steve Spurrier’s new book will hit stores Aug. 30 (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
Steve Spurrier’s new book will hit stores Aug. 30 (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)


Just because Steve Spurrier won’t be at SEC Media Days this week doesn’t mean he won’t be in the news.

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Spurrier, the longtime Florida and South Carolina head coach, announced Monday that his new book, “Head Ball Coach: My Life in Football” will be released later this summer. The 320-page book, written alongside veteran sportswriter Buddy Martin, will hit stores Aug. 30 via Penguin Random House.

Spurrier took to Twitter to unveil the book’s cover.

Spurrier, the 1966 Heisman Trophy winner, spent 12 seasons as head coach at Florida, his alma mater, and won six SEC titles, six bowl games and the 1997 national title. After a brief stint in the NFL, Spurrier returned to the SEC in 2005 to coach the South Carolina Gamecocks. At South Carolina, Spurrier resurrected the program and posted 10 straight seasons without a losing record. However, after a 2-4 start in 2015, Spurrier decided to step down.

In the book, Spurrier will expound on what led to his decision to resign.

“Spurrier talks for the first time about the circumstances under which he unexpectedly became a coach and why he resigned at South Carolina,” the book’s description says. “He explains his unique style, the difference between winners and losers, his relationship with the media and why he follows the wisdom of ancient philosophers and warriors, his affinity for everything taught by John Wooden and the reasons behind his relaxed regimen for living well.

“Spurrier, as always, speaks candidly, bringing together his thoughts about his words, actions and achievements while telling countless wonderful anecdotes.”

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Spurrier, who also had a three-year stint at Duke, has an all-time 228-89-2 record as a head coach.

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