There used to be a joke circulating back in the 80's and early 90's:
"What do Bama fans and maggots have in common?....Both can live off a dead bear for 20 years." Ba-dum-ching.
We used to make fun of their "stuck-in-the-past" ways while we were innovating and leading the conference with the Fun'n'Gun.
It appears now, though, that the tables have turned and we've become just as mired in the past as they were. Why is Spurrier being sent out to speak to the fans? He's said himself many times that he isn't involved in the coaching of this team on a day-to-day basis. I fail to see his relevance or any worthwhile insight he could possibly offer?
This is nothing more than a UAA marketing ploy to tug at the heart-strings of the fan base and conjure up the positive, nostalgic emotions that we associate with the 90's. Sorry, but it's 2017. No one gives a sh-t about Spurrier or the 90's right now - those that do can go read his book. Instead, we want to know who is going to save us at QB and whether we can avoid an 8th straight year of garbage offense.
It offends me and insults my intelligence that the UAA thinks it can just roll out the ol' Ball Coach and I'll magically overlook and forgive the dumpster fire currently raging in the program. Coach Hee Haw shouldn't be allowed to hide behind our past glory - make him stand up there and answer the difficult questions.