Former players, fans react to Spurrier resignation
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Steve Spurrier is reportedly retiring from the University of South Carolina as the head football coach and former players and supporters took to social media to express their thoughts. University of South Carolina president Harris Pastides:
President @HarrisPastides on Steve Spurrier: “He gave us our swagger, our pride, and our Sandstorm enthusiasm. That will be his legacy.”
— U of South Carolina (@UofSC) October 13, 2015
Swinney – “Coach Spurrier is great for college football. I have a ton of respect for him and what he’s done for college football.”
— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) October 13, 2015
I’m proud to have played for one of college football’s greatest coaches. Thank u for all u did for me + our program, Coach Spurrier #respect
— jadeveon clowney 7 (@clownejd) October 13, 2015
The impact you have had on this program & in my life is irreplaceable. Forever grateful! Love you, Coach. @SC_HBC pic.twitter.com/QrYq812Det
— Connor Shaw (@cmshaw9) October 13, 2015
I think we’ll all agree that @MarcusLattimore has changed the face of South Carolina @GamecockFB. pic.twitter.com/rZNVB6SvnR
— Coach Steve Spurrier (@SC_HBC) March 19, 2015
Thank you coach! Your impact will live forever in this state. Your legacy will never be forgotten I promise you that
— Marcus Lattimore (@MarcusLattimore) October 13, 2015
I just want to say Thank you coach for giving me the opportunity to play for you and being able to learn from you everyday.
— Pharoh Cooper (@KingTutt_chdown) October 13, 2015
SC Senator Lindsey Graham:
To the Old Ball Coach – thanks for a great ride! #GoCocks
— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) October 13, 2015
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin:
Thank you to Coach Spurrier for serving as a force for good in Columbia. A great coach and an even greater person. He’ll always be the #HBC.
— Steve Benjamin (@SteveBenjaminSC) October 13, 2015
What Coach Spurrier did for the South Carolina program is unmeasurable. Thank u Coach. U will be severely missed. Thank u for everything!!!!
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) October 13, 2015
USC’s Head Basketball Coach Frank Martin:
I’ve always been huge fan of @SC_HBC 4 past 3 yrs I’ve been privileged 2 c his work n person. Lucky 2 call Steve Spurrier a friend. ThxâœŠï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½
— Frank Martin (@FrankMartin_SC) October 13, 2015
Spurrier’s weekly press conference is scheduled for noon EST on Tuesday.
The Gamecocks are 2-4 and 0-4 in the Southeastern Conference for the first time in Spurrier’s 23 seasons coaching in the league at Florida and South Carolina.