PHOTO: Spurrier sampling Gatorade as a player during its inception

'The Ol' Ball Coach' enjoying the sports beverage as a player
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50 years ago, Professor Dr. J. Robert Cade and his team of research doctors from the University of Florida created what everyone now knows as Gatorade. 

The drink was initially engineered as a means for the football team to combat the immense heat and humidity during practices. This genius form of hydration has essentially become the most commercialized and well-known form of quenching thirst in the sporting world. 

In 1965 (the year Gatorade was invented), current South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier was a quarterback for the Gators. He was initially able to sample the beverage out of a milk carton. 

One has to wonder…why was Spurrier drinking Gatorade out of a milk carton?