Sources: Steve Spurrier retiring from South Carolina

Sources: Steve Spurrier retiring from South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - According to multiple WIS sources, South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier is retiring. An official announcement is expected at a news conference today.

Sources say Spurrier told the team Monday night.

Spurrier entered this week with an overall coaching record of 228-89-2. The Gamecocks are coming off their latest setback, a 45-24 loss to LSU in Baton Rouge. In 11 years at South Carolina, Spurrier amassed an overall record of 86-49 during his tenure, including three straight 11-win seasons and four straight bowl wins.

Spurrier also led the Gamecocks to 18 wins over teams in the AP Top 25, including their victory over top-ranked Alabama in 2010 along with six other top-10 wins during his time manning the USC sidelines.

With 131 SEC wins, Spurrier stands in second place behind Paul "Bear" Bryant for most conference wins.

During his tenure at South Carolina, Spurrier had 35 players draft by teams in the National Football League.

Prior to the start of the season, Spurrier held an impromptu news conference after questions surfaced regarding his age and his ability to run the Gamecocks' program.

"There's been some questions in the past week, two weeks, maybe the last month, about coach Spurrier's age and how much longer he's going to coach at South Carolina," Spurrier said. "Now last year I was 69, we were 11-2 and there was no question about my age. But now that we're 7-6, we've got some enemies out there."

Spurrier went on to warn fans not to listen to "enemies" ahead of the Gamecocks' season opener in Charlotte against North Carolina.

At this point, an interim coach has not been named. However, one is expected to be named on Tuesday.

Sources say the university is leaning towards naming Shawn Elliot the interim coach.

The team will hold a news conference on Tuesday at noon.

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