WP: A Lower-Key Spurrier Is 'Cautiously Optimistic'

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WP: A Lower-Key Spurrier Is 'Cautiously Optimistic'

Postby newshog » Thu Jul 17, 2003 8:56 am

A Lower-Key Spurrier Is 'Cautiously Optimistic'
By Mark Maske, Washington Post

Washington Redskins Coach Steve Spurrier won't be the talk of the league when his players report to training camp in 10 days. His leap from college football to the NFL is a year-old story line now, and two-time Super Bowl winner Bill Parcells has grabbed the spotlight with his return to coaching with the Dallas Cowboys. Spurrier said he couldn't be happier.

As he sat in his office at Redskins Park this week, making his final camp preparations before leaving town for a celebrity golf tournament, Spurrier said he feels good about the club's offseason moves and likes how his roster has taken shape as he enters his second training camp as an NFL head coach. He indicated that he isn't concerned about the one major lineup question facing him in camp, saying he expects two or three of his tailbacks to share the duty of being the team's featured runner. But the man who was one of the nation's most blunt and outspoken college coaches while at the University of Florida said he will take a low-key approach regarding his expectations for the Redskins this season, and he wants his players to do the same.

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