College Football Coaches Reimagined as Harry Potter Characters

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Sep 20, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Albus Dumbledore – Steve Spurrier

Steve Spurrier is not the longest tenured coach in the FBS, nor is he the oldest (he’s close at the fourth oldest). But his expertise and wisdom when it comes to coaching success is highly regarded, perhaps one of the highest. This makes him the Albus Dumbledore of the college football world.

Professor Dumbledore is the headmaster of Hogwarts, extremely old, extremely wise, and extremely powerful. He makes decisive, strategic moves to prepare Harry for his ultimate battle against Voldemort, giving Harry and his friends the tools they need to be successful even after he’s gone.

Spurrier coaches in the same way. He knows just how to leverage the talents of his players to put together winning plays, drives, and teams. He turned two major college football programs into the powerhouses they are today and is still working to do more. Many coaches under him have also gone on to become head coaches themselves.

Perhaps the only difference between Dumbledore and Spurrier is how they handle stressful situations. Dumbledore almost never loses his temper, and instead asserts a quiet authority. Spurrier tends to throw things at the ground. Oh well, you can’t win them all.

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