Reports: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier retiring, effective immediately

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South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier is retiring, effective immediately, according to a Sports Illustrated source.

Thayer Evans, a senior writer with Sports Illustrated tweeted Spurrier's retirement around 9 p.m. Monday.

There will be a press conference at noon on Tuesday, according to reports.

A source said Spurrier told his players Monday night. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because South Carolina has not publicly announced Spurrier's decision.

The person says the school has not named an interim coach but likely would announce someone to finish out the season by Wednesday.

The 70-year-old coach is in his 11th season with the Gamecocks and is their all-time winningest coach. Spurrier also headed up the football program at the University of Florida for 12 seasons and lead the Gators to a national championship in 1996.

The Gamecocks are 2-4 and 0-4 in the Southeastern Conference for the first time in Spurrier's 23 seasons coaching in the league at Florida and South Carolina.