We’ve written before about former Duke coach Steve Spurrier who has at least two world-class talents: he’s a tremendous football coach obviously but he has a complimentary talent that he really exploited brilliantly and it made him, and his teams, a lot of money.
Spurrier could piss people of like nobody’s business. We remember some Virginia player, years after Spurrier left, saying he hated Duke but didn’t know why. Well we did: Spurrier drove everyone around Virginia football out of their minds - and they turned out in droves when Duke was in town.
Same thing happened at Florida as the other SEC teams and fan bases couldn’t wait to get a piece of Spurrier’s teams.