Steve Spurrier’s nickname, the Ol’ Ball Coach, makes it seem like he’s your friendly next door neighbor who just happens to be a championship-winning college football head man.
But according to rankings by ESPN.com on Friday, Spurrier is that neighbor that everyone hates. Click below for the entire list of the 10 most hated college football coaches ever.
The former Florida and current South Carolina head coach was atop the web site’s list – ahead of ex-Ohio State coach Woody Hayes at No. 2.
We realize why people dislike Spurrier, who has been known to run up the score on opponents and rub in their shortcomings in comments to the media. The height of hatred no doubt came when he was bulldozing opponents at Florida and has since mellowed.
Still, his spot at the top of the list seems a bit much since, you know, Hayes once punched an opposing player on national TV during the 1978 Gator Bowl.