In my very humble opinion, Spurrier goes out as the second-greatest coach in SEC history, which is no minor accomplishment. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny he’s compiled one helluva resume since his arrival at Florida. Aside from the conference championships and the national title, he single-handedly brought SEC football into the age of the forward pass.
Yeah, he was cocky and could be an insufferable jerk if you were on the wrong side of it, but he played things honestly, which is more than you can say for plenty of his peers.
That all being said, if he felt he had to go now, I’m glad it came after he got his ass handed to him in Athens this season.