Following the conclusion of a 6-6 regular season, South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier has indicated he will return in 2015.
“I’m in. I’m in,” Spurrier told The State. “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.”
Equally important, Spurrier said he doesn't plan on firing any assistant coaches, although he indicated a staff reorganization could be in order this winter or spring. South Carolina ranked 108th nationally in yards per play allowed and 93rd in scoring defense.
“All our coaches are out recruiting. All of coaches are under contract,” he said. “Some of them may get a job somewhere else, you never know, and we’ll go from there. We are probably pretty flexible right now a little bit on the staff, but I believe that almost all of our guys will be back.”
Spurrier, 69, is already South Carolina's all-time winningest coach at 83-45, and indicated Monday he plans to keep coaching through at least the 2016 seasons, giving him 12 seasons in Columbia.
“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.”