Interesting anecdote from Robert Edwards about his recruitment by the OBC:
… How close was Edwards to signing with the arch-rival Gators?
“My dad didn’t appreciate the pressure Spurrier put on me. Spurrier was like, ‘If you don’t sign today we may not have a spot for you tomorrow.’ And that’s how he got a lot of his players. Because once you stepped inside his office he expected you to sign a letter of intent right there…I wanted to go with Spurrier and probably would have come back the next day to say I was going to Florida but since he put on that pressure I decided with Georgia.”
Edwards believes that Spurrier has more patience with the recruiting process these days.
Like he has a choice. What worked for Spurrier in Gainesville probably had people looking at him in Columbia as if he were nuts.