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Former UF AD Bill Arnsparger dies at age 88

Former UF AD Bill Arnsparger dies at age 88

Bill Arnsparger was best known for his success as Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator under Don Shula. But Florida Gators' fans remember him for guiding the program through rough times and hiring Steve Spurrier as football coach in 1990. Arnsparger, UF's athletic director from 1986-92, died Friday at age 88. Arnsparger's successor, Jeremy Foley, remains the Gators' AD called him a "mentor." He recalled Arnsparger as a man who "helped right the ship during a very difficult time at the University of Florida." Arnsparger arrived in Gainesville after three seasons and two Sugar Bowl berths as head coach at LSU. He inherited a UF program that...

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