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Redskins fans remember '5-11, not very good' but in college, Steve Spurrier is Hall of Famer

Redskins fans remember '5-11, not very good' but in college, Steve Spurrier is Hall of Famer

The Steve Spurrier era with the Redskins is best defined by one quote, "5-11, not very good." There were other highlights, or lowlights, of the two years Spurrier served as head coach of the Burgundy and Gold — everyone remembers Osaka — but in the end, the NFL proved to be the wrong place for the Ol' Ball Coach.

The right place, however, was the college football ranks. 

In 26 seasons coaching college football across three stops (Duke, Florida and South Carolina) Spurrier won 228 games and one national title. At Florida, Spurrier's team famously throttled the SEC with the Fun 'n' Gun attack. In 12 seasons from 1990 to 2001, Spurrier's teams went 122-27-1 in what is considered the toughest conference in college football. 

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After his Redskins tenure ended with a 12-20 record, Spurrier returned to the SEC to coach at South Carolina. He recruited elite talent and brought the Gamecocks from laughingstock to contender, winning 86 games in 11 seasons. Even in his first coaching stop at Duke, Spurrier won 20 games in three years. Add it all up, and of course Spurrier has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame. 

Spurrier's induction among college football's greats is deserved. Don't forget as a player, Spurrier won the 1966 Heisman Trophy as a quarterback at Florida. 

A tremendous college coach, Spurrier should be celebrated for his unique way of motivating players and needling opposing coaches. He's also a tremendous quote. Enjoy some of his greatest hits from the Redskins era below.

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The Eagles cut Zach Brown but don't expect a Redskins reunion

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The Eagles cut Zach Brown but don't expect a Redskins reunion

Zach Brown had a rough week.

The Eagles linebacker made headlines prior to a Week 6 matchup when he said that Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was the "weak link" on the Minnesota offense. By the time Philadelphia left Minneapolis, Cousins had thrown for more than 300 yards with four touchdowns as the Vikings routed the Eagles 38-20. After the game, Brown got asked about his Cousins' comments, and the linebacker didn't want to discuss his comments at all. 

On Monday, things fared even worse as the Eagles cut Brown. 

In six games this season he registered 29 tackles and two tackles of loss. He was playing fine, but not good, and Philadelphia's management clearly decided the juice wasn't worth the squeeze with Brown after his Cousins' comments.

For Redskins fans thinking about a possible ZB reunion, think again. Last year, Washington's coaches and management came to the same conclusion as Philadelphia just did. 

Brown signed with the Redskins in 2017 and played well that year. He was leading the NFL in tackles for much of the season until he was lost to injury in December. The team re-signed him in 2018 to a three-year, $21 million deal, but things went bad about halfway through the year. Brown lost his starting job to Shaun Dion Hamilton and openly talked about the "writing on the wall" with his role in Washington. 

In March, the Redskins released Brown before free agency opened. Philadelphia signed him later in the offseason to a one-year incentive deal, and he didn't even last half the season. 

Brown has talent. He's a good tackler and has elite speed for the position. In 2016, Brown posted 149 tackles and four sacks with the Bills, but Buffalo elected not to bring him back. He then landed in D.C. before his eventual release. Now he's available again and the Redskins defense has been anything but stellar. 

Don't expect Brown back in Burgundy and Gold though. The team cut him less than a year ago, and while there has been a coaching change, the smart money says Brown won't be back. 

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That time Case Keenum tried to change a run play and Adrian Peterson shut that down (VIDEO)

That time Case Keenum tried to change a run play and Adrian Peterson shut that down (VIDEO)

Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan pledged to reestablish the run game, and on Sunday in Miami, he did just that. Adrian Peterson logged his first 100-yard game of the season and it was also his first game with more than 20 carries. 

One of those carries came with a bit of discussion though. 

The video shows the situation well, where Washington QB Case Keenum went to audible out of a run play and Peterson basically just told him no. Keenum went back to the run play and Peterson then picked up a first-down run. 

In the locker room after the game, Redskins.com reporter Kyle Stackpole asked Peterson about the play. The veteran running back explained that it wasn't just him overruling Keenum but that the Redskins coaches were shouting the same thing from the sideline. That adds up with Callahan's pledge to run the ball more. 

The video is still funny, and at 1-5 with the lone victory coming after the awful Dolphins had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, a good laugh is well deserved for Redskins fans. 

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