Steve Spurrier, uncle of the Air Raid

Not the scheme.  The name.

“We had Dustin Dewald throwing for more than 400 yards a game, and, as part-time SID, Mike had to try to get him in the newspapers,” Mumme recalled. “Mike read an article about Steve Spurrier at Duke having an offense they called ‘Air Ball,’ so Mike came to me and said, ‘We’ve got to call our offense ‘Air Raid.’ ”

(h/t abajournal.com)

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4 responses to “Steve Spurrier, uncle of the Air Raid

  1. Dog in Fla

    Uncle Steve watches an Air Ball pre-launch sequence

    http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s306/duckcmmndr/AAB.jpg

    and then has to work out to prepare for a celebrity appearance at the Firecracker n/k/a Coke Zero 400

    http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/3479/checkingherout.jpg

  2. timphd

    In my mind Spurrier will be forever known as the father of the word A..hole.

  3. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Really great linked article. Read the whole thing and enjoy a breath of fresh air.

    • I read “Swing Your Sword” a few months back and Mike Leach is easily one of the most interesting and intriguing men I’ve ever read about. I’d by lying if I said I didn’t have a bit of a man crush on him.