Steve Spurrier: ‘I’m resigning, not retiring’

At a press conference today, Steve Spurrier said that he was “resigning, not retiring” as head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks. Spurrier’s words were reported by Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller.

Spurrier says "resigning, not retiring"? Oh man.

— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) October 13, 2015

Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel reported more daunting words from Spurrier.

Spurrier: "When something is inevitable, let's do it right now, not wait a week or two."

— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 13, 2015

Offensive line coach Shawn Elliott will take over for the rest of the season on an interim basis, and Spurrier leaves South Carolina with a 86-49 (44-40 SEC) record over 10-plus seasons. In 2015, the Gamecocks have struggled mightily at quarterback following a season-ending injury to Connor Mitch, going 2-4 (0-4 SEC). In a coaching career that spans almost three decades, Spurrier is 228-89-2 with Duke and Florida on top of South Carolina. In 1996, he led the Gators to a national championship.

Just what the next step for him is remains to be seen, as he is 70 years old and some programs could be hesitant to hire him as a result of that.

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