South Carolina will continue to pay Steve Spurrier through the end of the year, athletic director Ray Tanner told The State Friday.
Although Spurrier resigned, he will receive the full $4 million he’s owed for the remainder of 2015.
In accordance with Spurrier’s contract, the Gamecocks’ former head coach could receive more than $920,000 over the final 12 weeks left in the year.
When asked why Spurrier was continuing to receive pay despite leaving his position, Tanner told The State: “All circumstances are different, especially in collegiate athletics with major college coaches.”
Additionally, Tanner said pay raises for the assistant coaches that were promoted as a result of Spurrier’s resignation, including interim coach Shawn Elliott, have yet to be determined.