Spurrier gets contract extension at South Carolina

Spurrier gets contract extension at South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier has been given a contract extension that links him to the Gamecocks through the 2018 season.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 20, 2013.
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South Carolina extends Spurrier's contract

COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The University of South Carolina said Monday it has extended the contract of head football Coach Steve Spurrier through 2017.

COL FB: South Carolina 27, Clemson 17

CLEMSON, S.C., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Backup quarterback Dylan Thompson tossed a trio of scoring passes Saturday, powering No. 12 South Carolina over ninth-ranked Clemson 27-17.

COL FB: So. Carolina 49, Ala-Birmingham 6

COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Dylan Thompson replaced the injured Connor Shaw and nailed two touchdown passes Saturday in No. 9 South Carolina's 49-6 rout of Alabama-Birmingham.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 20, 2012.
By United Press International

Spurrier gets contract extension

COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Football Coach Steve Spurrier has been given a two-year contract extension by South Carolina, a deal that ties him to the school through the 2015 season.

Gamecocks lose Lattimore for the season

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier said Sunday running backs Marcus Lattimore and Matt Coffee had both been lost for the season with knee injuries.

South Carolina dismisses QB Stephen Garcia

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Former starting quarterback Stephen Garcia has been dismissed from the South Carolina football team, the school said Tuesday.

COL FB: South Carolina 54, Kentucky 3

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Connor Shaw reclaimed South Carolina's quarterback job with a four-touchdown performance Saturday in the 14th-ranked Gamecocks' 54-3 rout of Kentucky.

S.C. assistant coach arrested, suspended

COLUMBIA, S.C., July 26 (UPI) -- University of South Carolina assistant football Coach G.A. Mangus was suspended indefinitely after being arrested, the school said Tuesday.

S. Carolina's Saunders booted from team

COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders, under the cloud of an NCAA investigation, has been kicked off the team, Athletic Director Eric Hyman said Wednesday.

COL FB: South Carolina 17, Georgia 6

COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- South Carolina used its ground game led by freshman Marcus Lattimore to upend SEC rival Georgia 17-6 Saturday.

S.C. suspends defensive end Geathers

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier suspended defensive end Clifton Geathers, who was arrested after a nightclub altercation, The State newspaper reported.

Spurrier signs a big contract extension

COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- After a hefty salary boost, Steve Spurrier said Saturday he will continue to be the head football coach at South Carolina.
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Steve Spurrier
TEN2002100604 - NASHVILLE, TN, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins Head Coach Steve Spurrier smiled as he walked off the field following his team's 31-14 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002 at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tenn. Spurrier said "It's amazing how it worked out" after losing his starting quarterback to a first-quarter shoulder injury and being forced to play a rookie quarterback. mk/bs/Billy Suratt UPI

Stephen Orr Spurrier (born April 20, 1945) is an American college football coach and former professional coach, and former college and professional player. Spurrier is a native of Florida, graduated from high school in Tennessee, and is an alumnus of the University of Florida, where he played college football. He was a two-time All-American quarterback, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player. Spurrier played professional football for the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons in the 1960s and 1970s. He is best known for winning the Heisman Trophy in 1966, and for coaching the University of Florida Gators football team to six Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships and a consensus national championship in 1996. Spurrier is the current head coach of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks football team.

Spurrier attended Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he was a three-sport letterman starring in high school football, basketball and baseball for the Science Hill Hilltoppers. In three years as the starting pitcher for Science Hill, he never lost a game and led his team to two consecutive state baseball championships. He was an all-state selection in football, basketball and baseball, and a high school All-American quarterback.

After graduating from Science Hill, Spurrier received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and played quarterback for coach Ray Graves' Florida Gators football team from 1964 to 1966. In addition to being a stellar passer, he gained notoriety by waving off the starting place-kicker and booting a forty-yard field goal to defeat Auburn 30–27 in a key game during his senior season in 1966. Spurrier finished his three-year, thirty-one-game career as Florida's starting quarterback having completed 392 of 692 attempts, with 4,848 passing yards, thirty-seven touchdowns and 442 yards rushing. In addition to winning the Heisman Trophy as a senior, he was selected as a Football Writers Association first-team All-American as junior in 1965 and a unanimous first-team All-American in 1966. He was also the recipient of the Gators' Fergie Ferguson Award, recognizing the "senior football player who displays outstanding leadership, character and courage."

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