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Spurrier confirms he’s resigned as ambassador at South Carolina

Former South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier
Former South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier tdominick@thestate.com

The Head Ball Coach took a job as ambassador at his alma mater, Florida, and it means he’ll leave the similar role he had at South Carolina behind.

Steve Spurrier confirmed to The State he will resign from the role he took in February that would have paid a salary of $100,000 a year.

Several prominent school officials also spoke on the impact Spurrier had in Columbia.

“We wish Coach Spurrier all the best in his future endeavors and appreciate the time he gave to us as a coach, colleague, friend and university ambassador,” USC President Harris Pastides said. “Steve will always be a Gamecock fan, he’s made that clear. He elevated our football program to a new level and we will forever be grateful. Coach Spurrier has a well-established legacy at several schools and will go down as one of the sports greatest. I believe we got the best that the Head Ball Coach had to give."

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