Steve Spurrier to return as South Carolina head coach in 2015
The Head Ball Coach isn’t going anywhere.
Steve Spurrier announced to The State that he will be returning in 2015 as the South Carolina Gamecocks’ head coach.
“I’m in. I’m in,” Spurrier told Josh Kendall of The State. “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.”
The Gamecocks were expected to be a contender for the SEC Championship and possible playoff darkhorse, but defensive struggles limited South Carolina’s potential and resulted in a 6-6 record.
Spurrier, 69, was thrown around as a possible replacement for Will Muschamp earlier in the season and returning back to the Gators, but the more likely scenario for Spurrier was retiring after such a tumultuous season.
Spurrier told The State he doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon.
“Give me two or three more,” he 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.”
The 2015 season will be Spurrier’s 11th with the South Carolina program.