Running from responsibility


Published: Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 5, 2004 at 9:26 p.m.

He's no Coach Zook - thank goodness.

Another quick exit to the golf course for Coach Spurrier, leaving behind responsibility when things started getting tough again. Sorry coach, there is no SW Louisiana, or the Citadel in the NFL to make your life easier.

The man was getting paid $5 million a year. In other words, he was getting paid $312,500 an hour. He didn't spend much more time than that in preparation, defense, special teams, watching films or team building. He even mocked other coaches that "got up at 4:30 a.m. to study films." If anybody got what they deserved, it's Spurrier. He felt that his "brilliant football mind" would be enough to win.

If he spent half as much time team building, studying plays, building character and building a winning team as Coach Zook does, then maybe Steve would still be around.

Spurrier got $5 million for that job. And I thought Congress wasted money in Washington. That's nothing compared to the Redskins.

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