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South Carolina gives Spurrier 2-year extension

South Carolina has approved a two-year contract extension for head football coach Steve Spurrier, who is signed through the 2015 season.

The Gamecocks went 10-2 during the regular season, and will end their campaign January 2 in the Capital One Bowl against Nebraska. They hadn't won 10 games in any of Spurrier's first six seasons in charge of the program.

"I appreciate the administration agreeing that the head coach should have four years remaining on his contract to show the recruits and fans that he plans to be here," Spurrier said in a release. "Our football program is headed in the right direction. We've had some success and have had some good things happen here, but winning the SEC is one goal we have not yet reached. We hope and believe we can do that in the next four years."

South Carolina went 6-2 in SEC play this season, finishing second in the East behind Georgia.

Spurrier holds a 54-35 record at Gamecocks head coach, with a 1-4 mark in bowl games. He has a 196-75-2 mark in 22 seasons as a college head coach.