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Spurrier in better shape than when he won the Heisman? He’s got a believer (+ video)

At least they changed the music. That’s about the only thing that went right for me. Not that they changed it for me. Just a lucky break, and the only one I would get for the next hour.

The music in South Carolina’s weight room changes every time Steve Spurrier walks in to work out – from whatever it is college kids listen to, to a station playing country music. When Spurrier and I walked in Tuesday morning, the playlist was heavy with Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, etc. The music of my youth, in other words.

Backing up a moment Spurrier will turn 70 on Monday. Let’s write something about Spurrier to run near his birthday, my boss said. In fact, why don’t you see if you can work out with him and write about it, he said.

Why not? I thought. Now I know. There is nothing positive that can come from a 41-year-old working out with a 70-year-old (69 for now, but you know what I mean). It’s the playing Wofford of workouts. You keep up with the 70-year-old? Congrats, tough guy! You don’t? Uh-oh.

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