Steve Spurrier retiring as South Carolina football coach, effect - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Steve Spurrier retiring as South Carolina football coach, effective immediately

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Seven-time SEC Coach of the Year Steve Spurrier has decided to retire, effective immediately.

A person close to the situation says the 70-year-old South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has told his players Monday night. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because South Carolina has not publicly announced Spurrier's decision.

Spurrier has been the head football coach at the University of South Carolina since 2005. He made a name for himself as the head coach at the University of Florida in the 1990s, winning six SEC Championships and one National Championship (1996).

In between the two collegiate stops, Spurrier spent two seasons as the head coach of the Washington Redskins.

FootballScoop is reporting that South Carolina will name an interim head coach Tuesday morning.

The Gamecocks are 2-4 this season, with losses to Kentucky, Georgia, Missouri and LSU.

Spurrier would finishes his career with a collegiate record of 228-89-2.

Copyright 2015 WDRB News. All rights reserved. The Associated Press Contributed to this report.

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