Steve Spurrier has missed only three South Carolina-Florida games since 1992, in part because he was coaching in the NFL.
However, it appears that the Head Ball Coach plans to miss his fourth this Saturday.
Spurrier will not be attending the SEC East showdown at Williams-Brice Stadium, according to The State, or any South Carolina games for the remainder of the season.
“I don’t think that’s my place,” Spurrier told The State.
It’s a bit of an awkward situation, as South Carolina president Harris Pastides said last month that he planned to honor the Head Ball Coach at one of the final Gamecocks home games this season. South Carolina hosts Florida on Saturday at noon ET before wrapping up the regular season with home games against The Citadel and Clemson.
Spurrier resigned as South Carolina’s coach on Oct. 13 after he lost four SEC games to open the season for the first time in his career.
A week after Shawn Elliott took over as interim coach, Elliott said Spurrier was a regular presence at South Carolina practices and remained active in the program.