Report: Florida is renaming its field after Steve Spurrier

Florida’s football facility is officially named Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field – at least for now. Thursday, the school will reportedly announce that the name of the field will be changing in honor of former player and coach Steve Spurrier. Spurrier, who won the Heisman Trophy at quarterback for the program back in 1966, later coached the team from 1990-2001. He coached...
Via College Spun
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier becomes special assistant to South Carolina AD

Months after Steve Spurrier turned in his Head Ball Coach title at South Carolina, he’s taking on a new one. Spurrier is now a special assistant to the president and athletic director for the school. He confirmed the news during a broadcast of The Paul Finebaum Show. This isn’t a position extended to him out of charity. In his contract he had a clause that would allow him to...
Via Gamedayr
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

South Carolina to name indoor practice facility after Spurrier

Even though Steve Spurrier won’t step on the field ever again as the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks, future players and coaches will see him every single day they go out to practice. The team’s indoor practice facility will be getting a new name that honors the legendary college football coach and his wife: NEW: @UofSC trustees approve naming the #Gamecocks' indoor...
Via Gamedayr
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Spurrier on resigning as coach: ‘I sort of fired myself’

Steve Spurrier's surprise announcement on Monday that he was resigning as head football coach of South Carolina came as a shock to many. Some might see the 70-year-old's decision as a peaceful ride off into the sunset to enjoy his golden years. Unfortunately, Spurrier is not one of those people, revealing in an interview with Josh Kendall of The State on Wednesday a much more blunt...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Schools, opposing coaches pay tribute to Steve Spurrier

The college football world is still coming to grips with the realization that Steve Spurrier is no longer a coach in the sport. The 70 year old announced his resignation after 11 seasons with the South Carolina Gamecocks, likely putting an end to a career in college football that saw him rebuild two SEC programs into national powers. Two of the colleges that he led, Florida and...
Via Gamedayr
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier clarifies he's 'resigning, not retiring'

On Monday night, it was reported by a number of outlets that South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier would be retiring from coaching, effective immediately. On Tuesday afternoon, Spurrier, during his final press conference with the Gamecocks, clarified his decision. Spurrier told reporters that he’s “resigning, not retiring.” He added that he might want to coach a high school...
Via College Spun
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier: An American original, not just an SEC legend

Plenty of great coaches come and go, winning games and receiving acclaim. In the history of the Southeastern Conference and the long existence of college football, better coaches than Stephen Orr Spurrier have walked the earth. Urban Meyer and Nick Saban are the two men who most readily come to mind in the present tense. Bear Bryant and a fellow named Bobby Bowden — the man who...
Via The Student Section
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Four-star recruit announces de-commitment from South Carolina

It is to be expected that South Carolina will experience some recruiting repercussions following tonight’s sudden retirement of head coach Steve Spurrier.  One four-star recruit, linebacker P.J. Blue, has already declared he is de-committing from the Gamecocks.  After talking it over with my family I have decided to decommit from the University of South Carolina. — P.J...
Via College Spun
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Steve Spurrier retires as head coach of South Carolina

Steve Spurrier is reportedly retiring as the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks. Thayer Evans of reported on this developing story. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is retiring per source. — Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) October 13, 2015 According to multiple reports, this will take effect immediately, and Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports assistant Shawn...
Via Sportsnaut
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

South Carolina freshman regrets committing to Gamecocks

South Carolina fell to 2-4 on the year with a 45-24 loss to LSU Saturday. Not much has gone well for the Gamecocks this season.  Freshman defensive Shameik Blackshear posted a less-than-encouraging tweet after the game, indicating he might not be happy with the way things have worked out for him thus far.  Should of looked around like my parents said. — Shameik Blackshear...
Via College Spun
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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