According to Sports Illustrated‘s Thayer Evans, South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier is retiring. This retirement is believed to be effective immediately. Defensive Coordinator Shawn Elliott will serve as interim coach.
Rumblings around Spurrier’s job status had been around for the entire year, including the offseason, after South Carolina slumped to 7-6 in 2014. These rumors gained steam as the Gamecocks got off to a 2-4 start this season, mainly due to poor quarterback play.
Spurrier was never in jeopardy of being fired. He is the greatest head coach in the history of South Carolina football, leading USC to three 11-win seasons (something that had never happened in the history of the program). The Gamecocks finished in the top 5 in 2013. He is also the only coach to lead two schools in total wins, Florida and South Carolina.
The Ol’ Ball Coach made his name at Florida, initially as…
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