5. Steve Spurrier, Florida
Before he was the Head Ball Coach at Florida, Spurrier himself was a great quarterback for the Gators. After spending his sophomore season in a time-share at quarterback, Spurrier was the undisputed starter for his final two seasons at Florida and was unstoppable at times. He had a propensity for leading the Gators in late-game comebacks and left school with a host of Florida and SEC records. In his final season, he was SEC Player of the Year and the Heisman Trophy winner.
As a player, Spurrier was arguably the most influential figure in Florida football history. But when he went into coaching after a decade in the NFL, he did even more to help the Gators. In 12 seasons coaching Florida, Spurrier won six SEC titles and one national championship. The Gators were ranked in the top-15 at the end of all 12 seasons. A two-year stint coaching the Redskins didn’t work out, and while Spurrier had a successful run as the head coach at South Carolina, he will always be remembered most for his accomplishments as both player and coach at Florida.