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Gator Football Under Coach Spurrier


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Coach Spurrier

When Steve Spurrier was hired as head football coach at the University of Florida in 1990, even the most optimistic of Gators couldn't have predicted the level of success Florida would attain in the coming decade. Going into his twelth season at his beloved alma mater, Spurrier has led the Gators to a national title and six Southeastern Conference titles. The Gators became just the sixth major college program in history to win 100 games in a decade. Florida's success under Spurrier since 1990 has been so spectacular that it has resulted in the program being labeled a "dynasty" by the NCAA in its annual record book publication.

Highlights Under Coach Spurrier (1990-2000):

  • Six SEC titles.
  • Finished first in the SEC seven times in last 11 years (1990-2000).
  • Won at least 10 games in a season eight times.
  • Overall win percentage of .815 (112-25-1).
  • Since 1990, the Gators have posted an 81-12 record in SEC play for an .871 win percentage.
  • Won at least six SEC games in each of his 11 seasons.
  • Holds a winning series record vs. all member school of the SEC.
  • In 11 seasons since 1990 the Gators have posted eight home unbeaten records of at least 6-0 (1990, 91, 92, 95, 96, 97, 98, 2000) at Florida Field.
  • Ranked number one for 25 weeks since 1990, including the final poll of 1996 to give UF its first national title.
  • Ranked in Top 10 for 162 weeks since 1990.
  • Ranked in Top Five Poll 103 times since 1990.
  • Ten bowl appearances under Spurrier.