I recall it a little differently. He never ran us down, of course, was always classy. But he was a coach for the University of South Carolina and Florida was put in a closet for a while. When he was at USC, he was all-in Gamecock. Steve is a loyalty guy, if you listen to the stories about him over the years, with a LOOOOONG memory. If USC was paying him, he was going to be the biggest Gamecock around. He only wore garnet & black, wouldn't sign Gator stuff, and represented his employer with passion. Jeri was a little less "all-in" then Steve but she was true to him and kept her Gator-ness on the down-low. One story: My daughter was being recruited by USC. We were waiting in the athletic offices at the stadium. The HBC came out of an elevator and said "Hey, folks!" He then asked my daughter if she was being recruited, and for what, etc. etc. He stood there and SOLD USC to her like she was a key part of HIS class! She said something during the conversation, about being raised a Gator in Knoxville, TN. The HBC then, for the first time, engaged me and my wife, who had been standing to the side. I reminded him of some prior occasions when we had met, at Gator-related events and he said "Oh, yea." (Do your best SOS impersonation voice and imagine the most half-bored 'Whatever" tone possible.) Then went right back to selling USC to my daughter. This is one of a few SOS stories I have and cherish. I was never happier than when things went right and he and Jeri got to return to the school, the program and the stadium he did so much for. There will never, ever, be another like him at the University of Florida. A genuine, once-in-a-lifetime man.