Low: College football Saturdays won't be the same without Steve Spurrier

The Hall of Fame coach felt he did not have it in him to turn around the Gamecocks' slide. But don't call his departure a retirement. He'll be involved with football again in some capacity.

Spurrier says it was time to resign (3:07)
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What does #LastTimeUWBeatUO mean to you?

The hashtag #LastTimeUWBeatUO will rankle Huskies fans as a reminder of Washington's losing streak to Oregon, which dates back to 2003.

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Monday and made-up rivalries meet Bottom 10

While the deluge of Breaking News! almost did in the Bottom 10, we can still get behind the idea of made-up rivalry games like that pioneered by UConn and UCF.

Trojans, Gamecocks and Gators must respond (1:29)
The best of Coach Spurrier (0:58)
Reacting to a wild 24 hours in college football (12:57)
Haden: I haven't spoken to Sarkisian (1:17)
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Heisman Watch: Fournette, Boykin remain 1-2

LSU running back Leonard Fournette (49 points) remained a clear No. 1 in Heisman Watch balloting, but TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (41 points) strengthened his grip on No. 2.

Carter: Will Grier's suspension too harsh (0:40)
Sport Science: Leonard Fournette's elite agility (1:55)


Fournette still clear No. 1 in Heisman race

LSU running back Leonard Fournette maintained a decisive lead in Heisman Watch balloting after passing the 1,000-yard mark in Saturday’s win over South Carolina. Heisman Watch

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Richt reflects on Spurrier's impact

Georgia football head coach Mark Richt on Steve Spurrier's legacy: "I think he showed you can win and win a different way. He did it his way. You have to give him a lot of credit for that."


Big Man on Campus: Kyle Nassib

Carl Nassib was a walk-on his freshman year. Now the Penn State DE leads the nation in sacks. Jeannine Edwards details his journey.


Steve Spurrier: It was time to resign

"Recruiting is the name of the game. And when it starts going downhill, as soon as it started going that way, I thought it'd be best for our team if I stepped aside and [they] start rebuilding South Carolina football."


Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

“Looking back at these past two weeks, everyone knows we need to work on finishing, but everyone knows what we are capable of and we are excited. We need this win, we need some morale and we need some uplift to get this season going because we have a lot of football left to play.” - Kansas State C Dalton Risner on last-minute losses to Oklahoma State and TCU in back-to-back weeks. K-State hosts Oklahoma on Saturday.

Coaches react to Spurrier's resignation

Steve Spurrier meant so much to so many, including the SEC's top coaches. Living legend, honest and "what I always wanted to be" were just a few of the words they used to describe the Head Ball Coach.


Texas mascot retires after cancer diagnosis

Bevo XIV, which has been Texas' mascot since 2004, has been diagnosed with Bovine Leukemia Virus will retireimmediately. His last game was Saturday's upset win over Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown.

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UW expecting to face Vernon Adams

The Oregon QB's status is uncertain (finger), but Washington coach Chris Petersen is preparing for him to start. That's not a bad idea, according to Ted Miller, who says, "He is the difference-maker for this Oregon team ... He transforms this offense."


Steve Spurrier has a way with words

The Former Head Ball Coach was known for giving great quotes. Here are some of the best media interactions from his historic coaching career.


Sport Science: Fournette's dominance

LSU star Leonard Fournette is fast. How fast? He can make a cut faster than the blink of an eye.


Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU RB Aaron Green was asked Tuesday to describe QB Trevone Boykin and his fourth-quarter heroics at Kansas State. His answer: "Legendary. Trevone is a legendary player. Gonna go down as one of the all-time greats."

Spurrier: 'I'm resigning, I'm not retiring'

Steve Spurrier said of his decision to step down as South Carolina's coach: "We've slipped and it's my fault. I'm responsible, I'm the head coach. It's time for me to get out of the way and let somebody else have a go at it."


Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Turnovers have absolutely devastated West Virginia the last two weeks in losses to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Combined in those two games, the Mountaineers turned the ball over nine times. "We do two ball security periods every day, so I can't designate any more practice time to that," coach Dana Holgorsen said. But to have any chance of avoiding an 0-4 start to Big 12 play, WVU will have to drastically reverse the turnover trend. The Mountaineers travel to No. 2 Baylor, then No. 3 TCU.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer said he left a message for his "very good friend" Steve Spurrier this morning after he read about his decision to resign at South Carolina. From one former Florida coach to another, Meyer said the "sport is going to miss him." "I've got a million Coach Spurrier stories, but we don't have time for them all. They're all good, though."

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has known Steve Spurrier ever since the days his brother Bob was on staff with him at Florida. Here's what Mark told me about the Head Ball Coach's resignation: “Happy for him but, honestly just kind of sad. He’s such an iconic figure in college football and a guy I’ve looked up to personally. ... Great respect for his career, both as an offensive play-caller, coordinator and head coach. Kind of sad he'll no longer be a part of the SEC.”

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Your impact will live forever. You taught me so much without saying a word. I love you Coach Spurrier and your legacy will never die, that's my promise

USC interim coach: I want this job

Clay Helton shares his thoughts on Steve Sarkisian and discusses his interim position: “I want to be the head coach ... but I also know the reality of the situation. In college football, at this level, you have to prove yourself.”


Haden: Haven't spoken to Sarkisian

AD Pat Haden details what went into the firing of Steve Sarkisian, saying his “conduct did not meet USC standards and expectations of a head coach."


Carter: Will Grier's suspension too harsh

Cris Carter compares the Florida QB's suspension to that of pro TE Antonio Gates. Said Carter: "I think that rule is a little severe for a college kid."


Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC athletic director Pat Haden has not spoken with Steve Sarkisian since deciding to terminate him as the Trojans football coach. He called/texted Sarkisian and his agent Monday, but was unable to make contact.

Luginbill: Impact of Spurrier's retirement

ESPN's Tom Luginbill said Steve Spurrier's retirement and a lack of stability will hurt South Carolina's recruiting efforts: "Prospects want stability and uncertainty is their greatest fear."


A look back at the Head Ball Coach

From his time as a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback to his record-breaking coaching days, Steve Spurrier leaves an unmatched legacy in college football. Photos

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