They’ve gone head-to-head on golf courses and in living rooms, but never on the football field.
Maybe that’s why Florida’s Steve Spurrier and Miami’s Butch Davis remain, for the most part, friendly.
Neither coach has taken any jabs or offered any jokes about the other leading up to Tuesday night’s Sugar Bowl. They appear to have a good relationship, although there could be some underlying tension.
“It’s a decent relationship,” Davis said. “We don’t see each other that much. . . . I guess it’s a good relationship because we’ve never played.”
When asked to describe Spurrier, Davis said, “He’s fiery and competitive.”
Spurrier was equally complimentary.
“He’s done a fantastic job rebounding from the problems they had,” Spurrier said. “He’s done a super job.”