Legendary coach Steve Spurrier was truly one of a kind

Rece Davis surprised Spurrier is retiring mid-season

Rece Davis joins SVP to react to Steve Spurrier deciding to retire as coach at South Carolina.

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

But, boy, did he make it fun, too.

Spurrier, frustrated by the mounting losses and feeling as if he simply didn't have enough left in the tank to go on as South Carolina's coach, abruptly stepped down Monday night -- bringing to a close a Hall of Fame coaching career that was as entertaining as it was successful.

Despite the way it ended, Spurrier's career numbers are truly staggering. A 228-89-2 record in 25 seasons with a national title and six SEC crowns. He is the all-time wins leader at both Florida and South Carolina. (Bear Bryant is the only other coach to lead two SEC schools in wins.) And Spurrier's 131 SEC victories trail only Bryant's 159.

But Spurrier's career was about so much more than numbers.

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