The head ball coach is hanging up the visor.
Steve Spurrier announced his resignation from South Carolina and the game of college football at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
During his time with the Gamecocks, Spurrier became the school's all-time winningest coach with his 86-49 record. Spurrier held a 228-89-2 career record in 25 seasons as a head coach with Duke, Florida and South Carolina. He is only the second coach to record the most wins at two SEC schools, the other being fellow legend Paul "Bear" Bryant.
Former players, fellow coaches and football commentators took to social media to thank the head ball coach on his career in college football.
Thank you coach! Your impact will live forever in this state. Your legacy will never be forgotten I promise you that— Marcus Lattimore (@MarcusLattimore) October 13, 2015
Thanks @SC_HBC Spurrier for all you've done for college football...and for me. Your impact on me changed the trajectory of my life.— Danny Wuerffel (@DannyWuerffel) October 13, 2015
Coach Spurrier has impacted & influenced more of us in this business than he will ever know. He will be missed and will always be the "HBC"— Hugh Freeze (@CoachHughFreeze) October 13, 2015
Steve Spurrier is a living legend in college football. It was an honor to play for a Heisman trophy winner, but a true innovator of the game— Jesse James Palmer (@JessePalmerABC) October 13, 2015
I'm so lucky to have had Steve Spurrier as my coach at Florida. He moved me from QB to WR and taught me the game. Thanks my friend.— Cris Collinsworth (@CollinsworthNBC) October 13, 2015
Steve Spurrier is one of the greatest coaches in college football history. Simple as that.— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 13, 2015
If I had to choose a team of the most competitive people I've ever met, Steve Spurrier would be the No. 1 draft pick. Sorry to see him go.— Gene Wojciechowski (@GenoEspn) October 13, 2015