COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Former Southern California and South Carolina athletic director Mike McGee, a former Outland Trophy winner at Duke who hired Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier to lead Gamecocks football, died Friday. He was 80.
The University of South Carolina announced McGee's death, while Southern California said he died of natural causes at his home in Montrose, Colorado.
McGee was the Gamecocks' athletic director from 1993-2005. He was responsible for hiring several high-profile coaches at the Southeastern Conference school, including Holtz after the 1998 season and Spurrier following Holtz's retirement in 2004. McGee also hired current AD Ray Tanner.