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Steve Spurrier accepts ambassador’s role at USC

Steve Spurrier
Steve Spurrier

Steve Spurrier has a new job.

“I go into the McGuire room halftime of (some basketball) game, see some booster people, shake a few hands, hang out with them a little bit,” South Carolina’s former football coach said Monday.

It’s the job Spurrier signed on for in 2013 when he signed a contract extension to be the Gamecocks football coach. That deal stated he would have the option to remain at the school as an ambassador following his retirement. He retired in October and decided in January that he would accept the role.

“I started doing that in January,” he said.

Spurrier receives a $100,000 annual salary in his new role.

“I meet with (athletics director Ray) Tanner a little bit, whatever he needs,” Spurrier said. “I told him I want to be the associate A.D. for women’s basketball.”

That job is already taken but Spurrier did attend Monday’s women’s basketball game against UConn, which the Huskies won 66-54.