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On the Proving Ground at USC

Ran Henry is an author, photographer, and writing professor. A Ralph McGill Scholar at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, he earned an MFA in creative writing from Florida International University and wrote for the Florida Times-Union, the St. Petersburg Times, and Tropic, the Miami Herald Sunday magazine. He has taught writing at FIU and Virginia Commonwealth University. He currently teaches at the University of Virginia and teaches football writing for the nation’s number-one Honors College at the University of South Carolina. He first interviewed Steve Spurrier in 1986 and began writing Spurrier when the coach led the Florida Gators to their first-ever national championship in 1997. Henry divides his time between Charlottesville, Virginia; Columbia, South Carolina; and a home in the mountains of West Virginia.