1987 Duke vs. Colgate football program (Steve Spurrier's debut as Duke coach)
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This is the official program from Steve Spurrier's first game as Duke University's head football coach on Sept. 5, 1987. The Blue Devils beat Colgate that night, 41-6, and would go on to record victories later in the season against Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Georgia Tech and arch rival North Carolina. Spurrier came to Duke after 3 seasons as head coach of the Tampa Bay Bandits in the USFL and immediately improved the Blue Devils' football fortunes. He was named ACC Coach of the Year in 1988 and, in 1989, guided Duke to a tie for the ACC championship -- the program's best season since 1962. The University of Florida hired Spurrier away from Duke following that 1989 season. This game program you are bidding on is used but in good shape. There are some small creases as well as some rippling on the cover and inside pages, perhaps from moisture exposure. There's also what appears to be a small dirt or coffee stain on the back cover.