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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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2020 NFL Draft to include virtual moment of draft picks meeting Roger Goodell

2020 NFL Draft to include virtual moment of draft picks meeting Roger Goodell

The coronavirus pandemic will prevent 2020 NFL Draft picks from experiencing the post-selection handshake with commissioner Roger Goodell, but that doesn't mean this year's draft will be completely devoid of that moment. 

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, EA Sports will create a virtual moment featuring Goodell shaking hands with each team's first-round pick to go along with a remote draft. 

In order to do this as accurately as possible, EA Sports reached out to a number of likely first-round picks to get an idea of how they planned to greet the commissioner the moment they were drafted. 

Each prospect will also choose a high school to receive a $2,500 grant toward its football program. 

Whether the Redskins draft Chase Young, Tua Tagovailoa or trade back, Washington fans will be able to see their newest addition virtually walk across the draft stage.

The 2020 NFL Draft will be anything but normal compared to recent years, though it'll at least have a few items like this to make it an enjoyable night for everyone involved. 

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How to watch NBC Sports Washington's Mock Draft Mondays

How to watch NBC Sports Washington's Mock Draft Mondays

It's hard to believe, but the NFL Draft is less than three weeks away.

To break everything down, both the Redskins and Ravens crews here at NBC Sports Washington will debut a special show, Mock Draft Monday's presented by Papa John's, on Monday, April 6.

The Redskins hold the second overall pick in this year's draft, and many expect them to select Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young. Several draft experts have deemed Young as a generational talent and a can't miss prospect. But there's also the option of trading down in the draft to acquire more assets, and a QB-needy team like the Miami Dolphins at No. 5 could be a potential trade partner.

In addition to discussing what the Redskins will do with the No. 2 pick, the Redskins Talk crew will speak with newly-signed cornerback Kendall Fuller, Super Bowl-winning QB Joe Theismann, and Miami Dolphins beat reporter Safid Deen, who discusses a potential trade with Washington.

A total of 26 picks in the first round will pass between when the Redskins make their choice at No. 2 and when the Baltimore Ravens make their selection at No. 28, barring neither side makes a trade. The Ravens have multiple positions of need, such as both the interior offensive and defensive line, as well as wide receiver. What Baltimore will do at the end of the first round remains a mystery.

In NBC Sports Washington's latest Mock Draft, the Redskins unsurprisingly select Young at No. 2 while the Ravens nab Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray.

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Here's everything you need to know.

NBCSW's Mock Draft Mondays: How to watch

What: Mock Draft Mondays presented by Papa John's

When: Monday, April 6

Time: 6:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Channel: NBC Sports Washington (channel finder

Redskins Talent: JP Finlay, Julie Donaldson, Pete Hailey, Brian Mitchell, and Mitch Tischler

Ravens Talent: Andrew Gillis and Jordan Giorgio

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