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Low: Legacy of Steve Spurrier will live on long after his retirement

Steve Spurrier's most enduring legacy will be that he changed college football, particularly the SEC, with his Fun 'n' Gun offense and the way he pitched the ball around the ballpark.

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Miller: Pat Haden shouldn't hire next USC coach

The blame for hiring Steve Sarkisian and for bringing in a coach who would duplicate Lane Kiffin's midseason firing falls on athletic director Pat Haden.

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Rece: USC can't replicate Pete Carroll magic (1:28)
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Mel & Todd: Is Michigan new Big Ten favorite?

With Ohio State looking shaky, is Michigan the team to beat in the B1G? Mel Kiper and Todd McShay offer their thoughts on the subject and also identify some draft risers and Group of 5 sleepers.

Can Haden save USC's chaotic season? (2:39)
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Oregon goes from the playoff to The Eliminator

The Ducks played for the CFP championship last year, but this week they join Georgia, Miami, Missouri and USC in being eliminated from playoff consideration.

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Johnson: NCAA's punishment of USC in 2010

ESPN's Keyshawn Johnson covers the latest 30 for 30 film "Trojan War," Pete Carroll's tenure at USC and the NCAA's punishment of the Trojans for lack of institutional control in 2010.

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Bowl projections: Looking ahead after Week 6

After each week of the season, Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy detail the bowl matchups and the College Football Playoff.

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Michigan cracks the Power Rankings top 10

Michigan shut out its third straight opponent Saturday, blanking a top-15 Northwestern team. The success earned the Wolverines a top-10 spot in this week's ESPN Power Rankings.


Louisiana-Lafayette acknowledges NCAA probe

Louisiana-Lafayette officials say their football program is under investigation by the NCAA because a former assistant coach allegedly schemed to fraudulently boost certain recruits' standardized


Unpredictable Spurrier turned predictable

But Paul Finebaum recounts for Mike & Mike a quote regarding Steve Spurrier: "'Blindfolded with his back to the wall, hands tied behind him, Steve Spurrier would be a two-point favorite at his own execution.'"


Danny Kanell @dannykanell

This is a sad day for college football. Steve Spurrier was one of my favorites to play against and cover. Wish him all the best!

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The retiring Steve Spurrier didn't last long in the NFL, but it was long enough to create bad blood with the Jets. In 2003, the Redskins were dubbed the "Jetskins" after signing 4 of their free agents, including Laveranues Coles. Spurrier and Jets assistant Mike Westhoff had a heated exchange at a Miami restaurant when Spurrier bragged he was going to steal more free agents from New York.

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.


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."


How Grier loss impacts Florida

The numbers show that the play of Florida QB Will Grier was a huge factor in the Gators' 6-0 start. But now he's suspended, and Florida has to figure out how to keep winning without him. Impact (Insider)

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Maisel: Steve Spurrier opened up SEC

When Spurrier arrived at Florida, passing was an admission of weakness in the SEC. By 1990, the Fun 'n' Gun had arrived. Florida not only went 9-2, but the Gators did it while throwing for 290.6 yards per game. SEC's football evolution

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Steve Spurrier: Hall of fame trash talker

In light of the news about Spurrier retiring, it was time to look back on his greatest quotes. For instance, when a fire at the Auburn library destroyed 20 books: "The real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet." Head Ball Coach's best

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Elliott named interim head coach

Shawn Elliott will coach the rest of the season at South Carolina as the Gamecocks' interim head coach, sources told ESPN's Chris Low. Former coach Steve Spurrier retired Monday, effective immediately.

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Mark Dominik @MarkdominikESPN

I do believe that USC is one of the top coaching jobs in football, but I don't buy that Chip Kelly has interest to leave the NFL and take it

Sarkisian's priority: Getting himself well

Steve Sarkisian is aware he's been terminated, but right now his top priority is getting himself well, a source close to Sarkisian told SB Nation. USC AD Pat Haden announced the firing today in a statement. Story

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USC needs to look forward with new hire

“They have to cut ties with this notion that they somehow can recapture the Pete Carroll magic,” Rece Davis said. “They need something fresh.”


Grier choked up over suspension

Florida QB Will Grier was emotional as he spoke to the media about his one-year suspension for taking PEDs: "I really hope that the people can learn from this, learn from my mistakes. And I'm really sorry to everyone. I'm just really sorry."


Make your Week 7 College Pick 'em picks

The annual Michigan-Michigan State battle has plenty on the line, and it's also one of the most notable games on this week's schedule. Will the Wolverines or the Spartans prevail? Play for free

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Spurrier raised Gamecocks to new level

Rece Davis on what Steve Spurrier will leave as his legacy: “South Carolina with a couple of exceptions ... they’ve never been good. Spurrier made them consistently good."


Steve Spurrier is retiring

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is retiring immediately and the interim coach will be named Tuesday morning, per ESPN sources and multiple reports. This news was first reported by SI.com. The 70-year-old Spurrier's team is off to a 2-4 start this season.

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Rebels' OT Laremy Tunsil to return Oct. 24

Ole Miss' star tackle will be eligible to return to action following Saturday's game against Memphis. Tunsil has already missed six games while the NCAA investigates alleged improprieties. "This was a learning experience, and I'm looking forward to being back on the field with my team and redeeming myself," Tunsil said in a statement.

Spurrier retiring as South Carolina coach

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is retiring immediately and an interim coach will be named Tuesday, per ESPN sources and multiple reports; first reported by SI.com.


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Spurrier may be remembered for his college tenure, but he left an imprint on Cincinnati's NFL team. Current Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, and coordinators Hue Jackson and Paul Guenther were on Spurrier's staffs during his two-year stint in the NFL in Washington.

Hugh Freeze @CoachHughFreeze

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"

Randy Edsall releases statement on firing

"On behalf of myself and my family I want to thank everyone for giving me the opportunity to be part of the University of Maryland as its football coach. I am proud of the great progress we made with our student-athletes, not just on the field but in the community and the classroom." Edsall was head coach from 2011-15 and had a 22-34 record.

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Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

Update: In last 48 hours, 3 head coaches fired, HBC retiring, an AD resigns & starting QB on No. 8 team out for year because of PEDs #ugh

Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

One of fav HBC quotes. Reporter asked him about being offensive guru. He said “Guru?” You gonna use that? How about … offensive mastermind!"

Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

Manti Te'o getting his right ankle taped up by Chargers head trainer James Collins. He was replaced by Denzel Perryman on San Diego's last defensive series.