South Carolina’s Spurrier Gets Ready to Go for Win 200
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is one win from 200 victories in his college coaching career - a milestone that doesn't impress him.
Spurrier counts his wins in the NFL and USFL, so in his mind he is going after victory No. 247 on Saturday when the No. 8 Gamecocks take on Alabama-Birmingham. Besides, he knows there are 70 coaches in all levels of college football who have reached the milestone.
In Division I football, only three active coaches - Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer (253), Texas' Mack Brown (229), and Nevada's Chris Ault (227) - have more wins than Spurrier.
Spurrier has had only three losing seasons in his career - 5-6 in 1987 in his first season at Duke and both of his seasons during his stint with the Washington Redskins.