College Football

Spurrier takes blame for program's slide

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Steve Spurrier knew it was time. South Carolina was struggling and the gregarious and once innovative coach was a big reason why. Always one to do things his way, Spurrier believed he needed to step aside, and no one was going to change his mind.

Spurrier resigned as Gamecocks coach Tuesday, resisting pleas from the University of South Carolina president and athletic director to stay through the season - accepting the harsh reality that the team's awful first half was oh him.

"You can't keep a head coach as long as I have (coached) when it's heading in the wrong direction," Spurrier said.


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