(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Steve Spurrier is going to be staying in South Carolina a bit longer.
The Gamecocks head football coach received a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the school until 2017.
For the first time in school history, South Carolina has recorded double-digit victories in back-to-back years. They also had six Southeastern Conference wins in two straight seasons under Spurrier.
This season, they started 6-0 and were ranked as high as third in the polls. However, two close losses on the road to LSU and Florida removed them from any championship talk. They did finish the regular season by defeating in-state rival Clemson that made Spurrier the all-time wins leader at the school.
The coach was grateful for the stability in the extension. “We have achieved a lot of goals, but we have not yet won the SEC championship,” he said. “Hopefully, we can do that within the next couple of years.”
South Carolina (10-2) will face Michigan (8-4) in the Outback Bowl.
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