Florida AD: Spurrier won't go to Carolina

January 02, 1994|By Knight-Ridder News Service

NEW ORLEANS -- Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley says Gators coach Steve Spurrier is staying at the school and will not leave to coach the Carolina Panthers.

"Spurrier is going to be a Gator," Foley said last night before Florida's Sugar Bowl against West Virginia. "He has told me that. He has told the media that. He has told his team that. He has told his family that."

Next week, the expansion Panthers are expected to ask Foley for permission to talk to Spurrier, their first choice to become their first head coach. Foley said he will grant the Panthers permission to talk to Spurrier, but he expects Spurrier to decline a job interview.

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