Much of the college football world said goodbye to the Head Ball Coach Tuesday. As one door closes, another opens.
For Steve Spurrier, that door is to the College Football Hall of Fame.
Spurrier will be immediately eligible for the College Football Hall of Fame, according to CBS’ Dennis Dodd. He could be a part of the 2017 class and only the fourth inductee ever that was both a head coach and a player.
Spurrier, 70, officially resigned as head coach of South Carolina Tuesday. The Head Ball Coach decided to hang up his visor after indicating he was no longer effective in the position, evident by the team’s 2-4 start and the coach’s first 0-4 start against SEC competition.
Spurrier is South Carolina’s winningest head coach. He led the team to the three consecutive top-10 finishes and back-to-back 11-win campaigns.
Overall, Spurrier finished his career with a 228-89-2 record and an 86-49 mark with the Gamecocks. He won 71.8 percent of his games, including the 1996 national championship as head coach of Florida, his alma mater.
As a player in Gainesville, Fla., Spurrier won the Heisman Trophy in 1966.
Breaking: Steve Spurrier is immediately eligible for the College Football Hall of Fame. Would be 2017 class and 4th ever in as player/coach.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) October 13, 2015