Steve Spurrier’s sudden resignation in mid-October was thought to be a decision the Head Ball Coach made without hesitation.
Spurrier admitted to have some regrets about not hanging up his visor at the end of the 2014 season during an interview with ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike.”
“After we won the bowl game last year, I should have said, ‘It’s been a wonderful career. Thank you South Carolina. The next guy needs to have a go at it,” Spurrier said, according to Josh Kendall of The State.
“I thought we had a pretty good team coming. I thought we had a chance to at least be competitive.”
The Gamecocks struggled out of the gate and started the season with a 2-4 record. Those four losses all came in conference play, and Spurrier was 0-4 against SEC opponents for the first time in his Hall of Fame career.
Spurrier’s final game would be a 45-24 blowout loss to LSU in which South Carolina was scheduled to be the home team, but flooding in the Columbia, S.C. region forced the game to be played in LSU’s Tiger Stadium.