South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier Retires from College Football
A wild day in college football finished with the unexpected news that South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier was calling it quits.
The news broke Monday evening that college football has seen the last of the Head Ball Coach.
On a day where Florida lost its starting quarterback for the year and USC head coach Steve Sarkisian was fired, the news that one of the greatest coaches in college football history would no longer be wearing his visor on the sideline trumped them all.
His final game turned out to be an emotional displaced home contest in Baton Rouge. While he fell 45-24 to LSU, but he'll be remembered for all of the wins he piled up at Duke, Florida, and South Carolina. He might only rank 45th on the list of all-time wins, but he transformed programs where football was an afterthought into places started having expectations.
After 32 years as a head coach, Spurrier finished with one national championship, one ACC championship, six SEC championships, and countless memorable quotes.