Steve Spurrier and his visor aren’t going anywhere as the South Carolina head coach announced that he would be staying with the Gamecocks.
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Long-time South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier announced on Monday that he would not be retiring this season.
“I’m in. I’m in,” the 69-year-old Spurrier told The State newspaper of Columbia. “We had some down times and some of this, that and the other, but we’ve got a lot of good players on the way.”
He also indicated that he would try to coach football at least through the 2016 season.
“Give me two or three more,” Spurrier said. “I used to say four or five, now I’m down to two or three. I mean, I could get in a car wreck, but I’m definitely planning on being back.”
After an 11-win season in 2013, South Carolina was ranked ninth in the 2014 preseason Associated Press Top 25, but the Gamecocks are 6-6 overall, 3-5 in the SEC East. They are bowl eligible and await their game assignment.
As for next season, Spurrier is in the midst of putting together one of the best recruiting classes in the nation.
“I’m good to go,” he told The State. “I just made about 21 recruiting calls. This is a good situation and I think we can turn it around quickly, I hope.”
Since taking the South Carolina head coaching job in 2005, the Gamecocks have not had a losing season and are 83-45 overall under Spurrier. The team has been to 8 bowl games, going 4-4 in that span and winning the SEC East title in 2010.