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Team: Florida Gators
Age / DOB:  (73) / 4/20/1945

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Former Florida HC Steve Spurrier believes that the Gators will hire someone who is currently coaching now.
Spurrier currently serves as an ambassador to the school, and while that certainly doesn't make him a decision-maker, it would make sense that he would have some insight -- and influence -- into the next coach. If Spurrier is correct, that would rule out former Oregon coach Chip Kelly, one of the names that has been most associated with the job. Spurrier also came out and denied that he was pushing for current UCF coach Scott Frost to get the position. Stay tuned. Thu, Nov 16, 2017 08:55:00 PM

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USA Today's Danny Sheridan believes that "[i]f someone offered (former South Carolina HC) Steve Spurrier an offensive coordinator position outside the SEC he would seriously consider taking it."

Spurrier, now 72 years old, stepped down as South Carolina's head coach midway through the Gamecocks' disastrous 2015 season. He accepted a job in Florida's athletic department as Ambassador and Consultant last July. Sheridan does not offer any specific program that Spurrier would be most interested in if given an opportunity as an offensive coordinator, but this is one to keep in mind for the coaching carousel this coming winter.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 06:53:00 PM

Former South Carolina, Duke and Florida head coach has joined Florida's athletic department as an Ambassador and Consultant.

We doubt this will cut into Spurrier's tee times. The ball coach is returning to his "home" with the Gators, and you can expect to see him on sideline shots in fancy boxes shaking hands and mingling with top donors. It certainly seems like his coaching days are over.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 11:44:00 AM

Tennessee QB Peyton Manning, HC Steve Spurrier and San Diego State RB Marshall Faulk are among 17 first-time candidates up for election to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Others up for first-time election include Cal TE Tony Gonzalez, USC S Troy Polamalu and Arkansas DT Dan Hampton. The actual announcement of those who made the final cut won't be occurring until January 6, 2017. In order to reach eligibility for the Hall of Fame, a player must be named a first-team All-American at least once by one of The Associated Press, the American Football Coaches Association, the Football Writers of America Association, the Sporting News or the Walter Camp Football Foundation. For coaches like Spurrier, 10 years and at least 100 games coached, plus a .600 winning-percentage are prerequisites
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 12:14:00 PM

Former South Carolina HC Steve Spurrier indicated that he would not be interested in being CFB commissioner.

"That sounds like a lot of work," Spurrier said, "traveling around the country trying to keep up with Ole Miss and whoever else has been under investigation right now." Hugh Freeze might want to apply an icepack to that burn he just received. While Spurrier does not want a job as the currently fictional college football commissioner -- he addressed all of this at a golf course, so there you go -- he did indicate that he would be in favor of that fictional position existing.
Source: The State
Thu, May 19, 2016 10:14:00 PM

Former South Carolina HC Steve Spurrier was named special assistant to SC president Harris Pastides and AD Ray Tanner.

Spurrier retired in October, but there was a clause in his contract that would allow him to take a special assistant position if he so chose. He's so chosen. The 70-year-old's already met with boosters and donors at several basketball games. Spurrier's ruminated on the circumstances of his retirement of late, saying that he "missed [his expiration date]" and indicating that he wished he had stepped aside at the end of the 2014 season.
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 09:57:00 PM

Former South Carolina HC Steve Spurrier discussed his retirement, saying, "We all have an expiration date, I missed mine."

Spurrier indicated that he believes his coaching milk expired in bowl action at the end of the 2014. "[My expiration date] should have been after the Miami game in 2014," said the Ol' Ball Coach. That would have been a less confusing exit than what he pulled off this season, as the Gamecocks beat the Hurricanes 24-21 in the Independence Bowl in the aforementioned 2014 expiration game. As is, he announced his retirement in early October of 2015, during a season in which South Carolina finished 3-9. Nowhere to go but up for new HC Will Muschamp, at least in theory.
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 06:26:00 PM

South Carolina could be interested in Cowboys assistant head coach Rich Bisaccia for their coaching vacancy, according to Charean Williams.

Bisaccia spent six seasons coaching for South Carolina and, when questioned, admitted he wants to be a head coach at some level one day. South Carolina will use a search committee to help fill the vacancy, and we'd expect the decision to be announced after the regular season.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 10:19:00 AM

Dunham (La.) School head coach Neil Weiner offered his offensive coordinator position to former South Carolina HC Steve Spurrier.

For cute! We return to Spurrier's Tuesday press conference, where he clarified he was not retiring but resigning as South Carolina’s head coach. Spurrier said he might be interested in "maybe coaching a high school team" at some point. "I doubt I’ll ever be a head coach again," Spurrier said during his resignation presser. "Who knows what will come in the future." So Weiner tweeted out an offer for The Ol’ Ball Coach to join him as chief offensive strategist at the Baton Rouge Christian high school program. We respect the gumption.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 09:08:00 PM

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was complimentary when asked about retiring South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.

Swinney and Spurrier traded barbs over the years, but all is forgotten now that the Ol' Ball Coach has stepped aside as coach of the Gamecocks. "He's been consistent his whole career as far as who he is," Swinney said. "He's always just been himself, and he's a winner." The pair's relationship "never (got) to a point where I didn’t have respect for (Spurrier) or vice versa," Swinney said.
Source: The State
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 05:34:00 PM

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has been declared immediately eligible for the College Football Hall of Fame.

If he gets in -- cough, he will, cough -- Spurrier will be a member of the 2017 class and the fourth person inducted as a player/coach. Spurrier went 228–89–2 as a college coach, including 86–49 at South Carolina. He went 122–27–1 as Florida's coach.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 05:02:00 PM

ESPN's Travis Haney reports that Alabama DC Kirby Smart has been interested in the South Carolina coaching job for "years."

It will be a national search to replace head coach Steve Spurrier, with Smart almost assuredly getting serious consideration. Smart has never been a head coach, a factor which will work against him in a conference which just say Will Muschamp fail spectacularly with a similar resume. Haney also lists Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops, SMU HC Chad Morris, Houston HC Tom Herman, Memphis HC Justin Fuente and Virginia Tech associate head coach Shane Beamer as other possible candidates.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 04:17:00 PM

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier is retiring from coach, according to Thayer Evans of SI.

The people at Football Scoop added that Spurrier is retiring effective immediately and the school will name an interim head coach Tuesday. Obviously Spurrier did not bring a national title to South Carolina, but he finished in the top 10 multiple times at a school that never previously ended a season that highly ranked. As of now, the Gamecocks are 2-4 on the year with all four losses coming against SEC foes.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 09:24:00 PM

South Carolina will reportedly play their upcoming home tilt with Vanderbilt at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Due to flooding, South Carolina was forced to play a scheduled home showdown with LSU in Death Valley on Saturday. They likely won't have to rejigger the game site against Vanderbilt this coming weekend. According to The State, this weekend's home match-up with the Commodores will be played at Williams-Brice Stadium as regularly scheduled.
Source: The State
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 03:17:00 PM

Saturday's game between South Carolina and LSU has been relocated to Baton Rouge because of flooding.

"We made the extremely difficult decision to cancel classes for the week due to the stress 34,000 students would place on the region's recovering infrastructure, there is no doubt 85,000 fans would exact the same toll," University of South Carolina president Harris Pastides said in a statement. "In the spirit of supporting our South Carolina community that is so supportive of Gamecock Nation, we have decided to move the game to Baton Rouge." This move is highly unfortunate to any chance shot the Gamecocks had to upset the Tigers, but it was necessary. Many roads around Columbia have been washed away by the flooding and South Carolina as a state has incurred 14 flood-related deaths. "Moving the game is best. The governor, our president, law enforcement, they all think this is the right thing to do. We're just not ready for a ballgame Saturday afternoon," HC Steve Spurrier said.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 03:41:00 PM