College Football Legend Spurrier: Kaepernick Has A Right To Express His Opinion
College football legend Steve Spurrier might be out of the coaching spotlight, but he’s still making calls on his career. He joined the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney to discuss his new book, Colin Kaepernick and Tim Tebow.
Spurrier, known for his illustrious 30-year career as head coach for three college teams as well as two professional teams, said while Colin Kaepernick has a right to express his opinion, he doesn’t agree with the flag issue involved.
“I think Colin had a right to do whatever he did. I disagree a little bit that the flag was the issue involved. I think we all love the flag and…I don’t approve of that but he has a right to do it and he was trying to bring forth…black, white relationships – America should be better. We all agree with that and that’s what he was trying to get the point out,” he said.
He also believes the NFL should not have a rule that requires players to stand during the National Anthem.
Spurrier, who recruited Tim Tebow while he coached the Florida Gators, discussed the former NFL quarterback’s MLB showcase.
“He’s got a chance. I know I’ve heard people say when he plays golf he can hit it 350 yards. He can hit it a long way. So now can he hit the baseball? Can he hit the sliders and the change of pace and the curveballs and the brush back pitch is not going to affect him and all that. That’s what we [have to] find out. But he’s a powerful kid… and he can hit and he can run well too,” he said.
He also talked about his new book, “Head Ball Coach: My Life in Football.”
“I think the main point that I’ve tried to explain…is how fortunate I was just to be a coach, just to stay and become a head coach for 30 years,” he said.
Although he doesn’t miss coaching, Spurrier said he looks forward to watching games and seeing some of his former players at reunions.
“Mentally I knew you can’t do it forever, I think you have an expiration date,” he said.