Spurrier departs the Gamecocks with a 86-49 overall record.

image by Keith Allison

image by Keith Allison

Steve Spurrier Retiring As South Carolina Football Coach

Steve Spurrier Retiring As South Carolina Football CoachJosh Kendall of The State is reporting Steve Spurrier informed his University of South Carolina Gamecock football team Monday night that he is retiring and that an interim coach will be named Tuesday, according to a source.

Quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus is expected to be named the interim head coach, according to another source.

Spurrier, who is 70, has 228-89-2 career record at Duke, Florida and South Carolina. He is the Gamecocks’ all-time winningest coach.

Said USC board of trustee:

“I’m shocked and I have a lot of sadness, too. I think Coach Spurrier has done so much for us and showed us we can win.”

The Gamecocks are 2-4 (0-4 SEC) to start 2015. Spurrier has never had a losing season as USC’s coach, and the team has been bowl-eligible in all 10 of his first seasons.

Spurrier was introduced as USC’s 32nd head coach on Nov. 23, 2004. He is 86-49 overall as USC’s head coach. He surpassed Rex Enright’s school record for wins when he recorded No. 65 at Clemson in the 2012 season finale.

 

Steve Spurrier Retiring As South Carolina Football Coach

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