South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier to retire immediately and his last game as coach was at LSU _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier reacts to a call during the first half Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Tiger Stadium.


Steve Spurrier is retiring as head coach at South Carolina, according to multiple reports – news that comes just two days after No. 6 LSU beat the Gamecocks 45-24 on Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

Sports Illustrated was the first to report on Spurrier’s decision. Football Scoop, and The State newspaper have confirmed that Spurrier told his team Monday night of his plans to retire immediately. An interim coach will be appointed on Tuesday.

What’s this mean? The 70-year-old Spurrier’s last game as a college football coach came at Tiger Stadium against LSU.

The Tigers rolled up 624 yards of offense on South Carolina in a game relocated from Columbia, South Carolina, to Baton Rouge because of the flooding in the Palmetto State. Spurrier’s team slipped to 0-4 in the Southeastern Conference and 2-4 overall. Miles and Spurrier exchanged a prolonged handshake after the game.

It might just be Spurrier’s last. Spurrier and Miles are friends and arrived at their respected schools at the same time (2005).