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South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier Will Return To Coach The Gamecocks In 2015

Steve Spurrier isn't going anywhere.

According to Josh Kendall of The State, the 69-year-old Spurrier will return to Columbia to coach South Carolina during the 2015 season. 

“I’m in. I’m in,” Spurrier said. “We had some down times and some of this, that and the other, but we’ve got a lot of good players on the way.”

While Spurrier has been successful during his 10 years with the Gamecocks, the team struggled in 2014. South Carolina was the ninth-ranked squad in the country in the preseason AP Poll, but went 6-6 this season with a 3-5 mark in the SEC.

According to Spurrier, he doesn't just intend on coaching the Gamecocks in 2015. The Head Ball Coach also plans on being South Carolina's head coach in 2016.

“Give me two or three more,” he said. “I used to say four or five, now I’m down to two or three. I mean, I could get in a car wreck, but I’m definitely planning on being back.”

Spurrier doesn't plan on firing any members of his staff, but he said that if he changes his mind, it likely won't happen until after the Gamecocks' bowl game or the end of the recruiting period in February.

Next year will be Spurrier's 11th season at the helm of the program. It will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 3 against North Carolina in Charlotte.