April 24, 2014

USC locks up Steve Spurrier for a couple more years

Steve Spurrier gets two more years added to contract

Steve Spurrier has a new contract at USC that will keep him on the Gamecocks sideline through the 2017. The school announced today it has added two years to the Head Ball Coaches’ contract. Financial deals were not released, but the contract is expected to pay Spurrier at or close to what he’s making now.

“I appreciate the confidence the Board, the President and the Athletics Director have shown by extending my contract,” said Spurrier. “We have achieved a lot of goals but have not yet won the SEC Championship. Hopefully, we can do that within the next couple of years.”

Spurrier has led the Gamecocks to 10 wins in each of the past two regular seasons, a first at the school. A win over Michigan in the Outback Bowl would give the Gamecocks back-to-back 11 win seasons. Spurrier became the school’s all-time wins leader in last month’s win at Clemson. That was Spurrier’s 65th victory at Clemson, one better than Rex Enright’s mark.

“We have had another tremendous year on the football field, winning 10 games for the second-straight year and for just the third time in school history,” said Athletics Director Ray Tanner. “Over the last two days, we have been rewarded accordingly. First, we were selected to play a traditional football power like Michigan in the Outback Bowl, then Coach Spurrier agreed to this two-year contract extension. Our student-athletes are not only having tremendous success on the field, but also in the classroom. Coach Spurrier continues to take our program to heights never before reached at South Carolina, as is well-deserving of this contract extension.”