South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier reportedly to retire immediately

Steve Spurrier

According to a report form Thayer Evans of Sports illustrated, Steve Spurrier is set to retire immediately.

Spurrier, 70, is a SEC legend. He was a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback at Florida before returning to Florida and turning the program into a national powerhouse with a 122-27-1 record from 1990-01. The Gators won six SEC Championships during his tenure and he was named coach of the year five times.

Spurrier had a cup of coffee in the NFL before heading back to the college ranks in 2005 when he found a second home in Columbia, South Carolina. He has won a school record 86 games at South Carolina, but those wins have become few and far between after leading the gamecocks to an SEC East championship in 2010 and three straight 11-2 seasons from 2001-13.

The Gamecocks fell to 7-6 in 2014 and are off to a 2-4 start with a freshman quarterback this fall. Spurrier, like any Florida Gator, has always prided himself on beating the Georgia Bulldogs, but he goes out losing his last game against Georgia by 32 points. Including his time at Duke, Spurrier finishes with a 228-89-2 record.

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Jonathan Fenton

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Jonathan is a product of the Missouri School of Journalism. At Mizzou he played on the club hockey team and was the president of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He loves all things where score is kept and there is a winner.