College football appears set to lose one of the sport's all-time greatest coaches.
According to multiple media reports, South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier is retiring. Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans was the first to report the news:
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is retiring per source.— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) October 13, 2015
Per @WesMitchellGC and I, we have confirmed that Steve Spurrier plans to retire. No timeline immediately known. He informed team tonight.— Chris Clark (@GCChrisClark) October 13, 2015
As of now, Spurrier has a 228-89 record with the Duke Blue Devils, Florida Gators and South Carolina. Most of his greatest success came in the 90s and early 2000s as he had Florida at or near the top of the college football polls annually. Spurrier coached the Gators for 12 seasons and won the 1996 national championship along with to six SEC titles.
You hate to see a coach with as great of career as him calling it quits amidst one of his worst seasons as a coach, but that appears to be the case. The Gamecocks are currently 2-4 and 0-4 in SEC play.