Spurrier retirement spurs praise from ESPN commentators

Steve Spurrier on the set of SportsCenter. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images)
Steve Spurrier on the set of SportsCenter. (Allen Kee/ESPN Images)

With the news of South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier’s immediate retirement, ESPN has mobilized reporters and programming to honor one of the most successful coaches in college football history. ESPN commentators have been sharing thoughts on Spurrier and Front Row is compiling these, and other tributes, throughout the day.

SportsCenter, ESPNU and SEC Network will cover the Spurrier retirement press conference live at Noon ET and dedicated programming will be telecast across networks as well. Rece Davis, Mark Schlabach and Chris Low are in Columbia for the presser.

Jesse Palmer

SEC Network Analyst; Played QB under Coach Spurrier at Florida (1997-2000)

“Steve Spurrier is a living legend in college football. It was a sincere honor to not only play for a Heisman trophy winner, but a true innovator of the game. Steve Spurrier’s competitive drive, pursuit of excellence and obsession with winning was unsurpassed by any coach I had in college or pro. His accomplishments as a head coach at Duke, Florida and South Carolina speak for themselves. I wish him and his lovely wife Jerri a happy retirement.”

“The Believer,” which airs tonight at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on ESPNU

SEC Network Special Coverage Schedule for October 14:

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