South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said Monday morning that he'll be back for the Gamecocks next season after his team stumbled to a 6-6 record this season.
"I'm in. I'm in," Spurrier told The State newspaper in Columbia, SC. "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."
South Carolina had three straight 11-win seasons from 2011-2013, and started this season ranked No. 9 in the preseason poll but suffered a blowout loss at home to Texas A&M - snapping the country's longest home winning streak - and were never able to recover this year.
However, Spurrier was still considered a leading candidate to take over at Florida (he coached the Gators to a 122-27-1 record and a national title from 1990-2001) after Will Muschamp was let go.
There were also questions about whether Spurrier, who is 69 years old, would retire, which he also shot down.
"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. I'm good to go. I just made about 21 recruiting calls. This is a good situation and I think we can turn it around quickly, I hope."
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