Spurrier ‘good to go’ despite Gamecocks’ subpar season

uscfoot-spurrier2Steve Spurrier said Monday he will return as South Carolina’s coach in 2015 after the Gamecocks stumbled this season.

“I’m in. I’m in,” the 69-year-old Spurrier told The State newspaper. “We had some down times and some of this, that and the other, but we’ve got a lot of good players on the way.”

The Gamecocks started the season ranked No. 9 after three consecutive 11-win seasons. But after a 35-17 loss to Clemson on Saturday, South Carolina finished the regular season 6-6.

Spurrier is 83-45 in 10 seasons with the Gamecocks. He is 225-85-2 in 25 years of collegiate coaching, including a national championship at Florida.

“I’m good to go,” he said about returning for his 11th season. “I just made about 21 recruiting calls. This is a good situation, and I think we can turn it around quickly. I hope so.”

Spurrier believes he will coach at least through the 2016 season.

“Give me two or three more,” he said. “I used to say four or five, now I’m down to two or three. I mean, I could get in a car wreck, but I’m definitely planning on being back.”

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