Georgia quotes on Steve Spurrier:
"I am surprised. I don't think anyone in the country would not be surprised. It seems that what he wants to do is coach pro football and I can't imagine any other reason for him leaving other than that.
"As far as a coach, the record speaks for itself. He's put together a remarkable record in a relatively short period of time.
"Although I don't always agree with what he says, I am in agreement with many of his philosophies especially some related to discipline. I have great respect for his commitment to the game and have no doubt he will be a successful pro coach if that is his plan.''
"It's obvious to anyone who follows college football that Coach Spurrier has done some great things at Florida over the past 12 seasons. He's had an outstanding record and has had exceptional success on both the SEC and national levels. I understand he would consider coaching in the NFL and if that opportunity presents itself, I'm sure he will make a significant impact.''