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Steve Spurrier to be part of Hawaiian All-Star “Polynesian Bowl”

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You know you can’t keep the “Head Ball Coach” away from the sideline, his visor and a headset for very long. And, on Thursday it was announced that he will be part of a Hawaiian High School All-Star Game this January.

Organizers of the “Polynesian Bowl,” an All-Star Game in January for the top 100 players in the Hawaiian Islands, have announced that former Gators Legend Steve Spurrier and former Virginia Tech iconic coach Frank Beamer will be on opposing sidelines for the game at Aloha Stadium:

Spurrier is the former 1996 Heisman Trophy winner in Gainesville and is the all-time winningest coach in Florida history, including leading them to their first ever National Championship in football in 1996. He dabbled in the NFL for two awful seasons with the Washington Redskins before finishing his college coaching career at South Carolina, where he ended up the winningest coach in Gamecocks history, as well.

Spurrier was most recently the coach for the inaugural seasons of the Orlando Apollos of the Spring Alliance of American Football league. Orlando had the best record in the league at 7 – 1 for the 10 game schedule, when the plug was pulled and the league was shutdown by owner Thomas Dundon in April.

Beamer is the winningest coach in the history of Virginia Tech, including winning three ACC and four Big East championships and was the AP National Coach of the Year in 1999. That year the unbeaten Hokies with Michael Vick lost to Florida State in the BCS Title Game. Beamer was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

This is the fourth year of the Polynesian Bowl, which has had previous college and NFL coaches like: Dick Vermeil, June Jones, Mike Bellotti and Jim Zorn on the sidelines the last few years.

The game will be televised live by CBS Sports Network and is a version of several of the other All Star Games the high schoolers participate in in the mainland United States in January before the late National Signing Day in February.

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