Spurrier has no plans to leave

Press Box | College Football

November 11, 2009

Steve Spurrier says he'll be back in the middle of South Carolina's play-calling and back on the Gamecocks' sidelines next season.

Spurrier said Tuesday he'll increase his play-calling role down the stretch and won't let the potential of another frustrating finish - the Gamecocks (6-4, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) have lost two straight with No. 1 Florida and No. 23 Clemson left - lead him to leave.

"Obviously, the president and the AD and all that decides on who coaches," Spurrier, 64, said. "But hopefully we've got some guys that are really going to help us on the way. We have a good coaching staff here and so forth.

"Again, I hope and plan to go three or four more years. We'll see what happens."

Spurrier has gone 34-26 overall and 18-21 in the SEC.

•Cal tailback Jahvid Best is resting at home after suffering a concussion Saturday against Oregon State when he landed on the back of his head after a terrifying fall in the end zone, and there has been no talk about when he could return to the field. He spent Saturday night in the hospital before going home Sunday. ... QB Zach Collaros will start for No. 5 Cincinnati against West Virginia on Friday, with Tony Pike expected to play as well for the first time since he hurt his non-throwing arm.

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