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Report: Steve Spurrier earns raise from South Carolina

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Steve Spurrier will now be paid $4 million to coach South Carolina and hate on your favorite team.

Via Columbia, S.C. newspaper The State comes a report that Spurrier will have his salary bumped from $3.3. million to $4 million per year, which will put him in the top 10 of college football’s highest-paid coaches.

It’s a well-earned raise for the 68-year-old Spurrier, whose current deal runs through 2017. Three of the four double digit-win seasons in South Carolina history have come under Spurrier, who’s Gamecocks won 11 games in 2011, 2012 and 2013. While South Carolina hasn’t been to a BCS bowl and only has made one appearance in the SEC title game under Spurrier, he’s ushered in unprecedented success in Columbia since taking over in 2005.

It’s sort of odd to think Spurrier, if he finishes out his contract, will have spent more time at South Carolina (2005-2017) than at Florida (1990-2001), where he won a national championship and won at least 10 games in nine of his 11 seasons.

Spurrier’s entire staff at South Carolina will receive pay raises, too, according to The State.

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8 Responses to “Report: Steve Spurrier earns raise from South Carolina”
  1. chc4 says: Jan 15, 2014 11:17 AM

    Good for him. With Connor Shaw’s time up, next year could be a challenging one for the ol’ ball coach.

  2. wde2010 says: Jan 15, 2014 11:32 AM

    I’m an Auburn Tiger, but I love Coach Spurrier! Beside the fact he’s a great coach, he speaks his mind and that is refreshing in college football today. And he has earned the right to take hilarious shots at many “a” folk. WDE!! And Go Cocks!!

  3. thegeneral7694 says: Jan 15, 2014 2:57 PM

    All SEC fans should have an appreciation for OBC…there will almost certainly never be another one like him. I’m not a Florida or SC fan, but I’ll definitely miss Spurrier when he’s gone.

  4. jonkybon says: Jan 15, 2014 5:44 PM

    What did this alcoholic do to earn a raise? Oh yes, all Shamecocks care about, beating Clemson and the easiest schedule in the NCAA (per ESPN and Bleacher Report).

    Yes, this sleeze appeared drunk on TV.

    He frequently appears drunk at speaking engagements when he bothers to show up.

    He’s THE MOST dested coach in the SEC as voted by the other coaches.

    He’s a self centered SOB that will throw anybody under the bus and never take responsibility.

    His team is on Probation for the second time in the last seven seasons.

    He has never left a school better then he arrived always leaving under a cloud and pending probations.

    This piece of sh^t doesn’t belong on a college field!!!

  5. jonkybon says: Jan 15, 2014 5:48 PM

    0 Titles

    0 BCS Bowls

    Fourth place in the SEC, second highest finish ever.

  6. jets12 says: Jan 15, 2014 9:10 PM

    I see jonkybon is still a liar and a coward.

  7. deeballer says: Jan 16, 2014 3:22 AM

    Sounds like that guy before me was talking about Lou Holtz and not Spurrier. SC football and their storied winning history knows that this is the best they’ve ever seen as their coach. They know that they’re lucky to have him.

  8. moorhosj says: Jan 16, 2014 12:12 PM

    Easiest schedule in the SEC? As far as I can tell, South Carolina was the only school to beat two BCS teams this year (UCF and Clemson).

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