Bianchi: If Spurrier wins SEC at Carolina, it would eclipse what he did at UF

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  1. Bianchi

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    Please god nobody click.
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    I preferred Bianchi when it was passive click bait instead of active click bait.
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    Winning the ACC at Duke will, and always will, be his greatest coaching feat.
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    He's too old and the fire is almost out. He leans on the fact that the SC fans want to beat Clemson more than win the SECC. That is pretty sad, one game is more important than the ultimate goal, NATIONAL TITLE???? Can't wait till he hangs it up, the best part of him died the night he held up the crystal!!!!!!!
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    He'd have to do a heck of a lot more than win the conference title once to eclipse what he did at UF. He will always be The Ol' Ball Coach
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    Some people forget UF never (officially ) won and SEC title until 1991. Under SOS we won 6 of them and 1 NC, again never before had we done this. To put this in better perspective UF won 4 SEC championships back- to- back- to- back- to back!!! ....:eek: 93,94,95,96 not even the great Saban at Alabama has done that !

    Spurries' Greatest feat is the record he put together at UF !:cool:
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    Who is "some people"? I graduated HS in 1988. I KNOW good and well what Spurrier did at UF.

    UF is UF. Duke is Duke. What he did at UF was expected....what he did at Duke was a miracle.
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    All I can tell you is I disagree with you…. and Bianchi :p
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    This is a better tactic for posting stuff, Mike.

    I think you're probably right, but it won't be seen that way. The total turnaround of UF football -- regardless of the highs of the mid 80s, because they had become an afterthought (and were marred by the NCAA violations) by the time he took over in 1990 -- and transforming it into a team that as always relevant won't be overshadowed by anything he does subsequent to it.

    I still believe his greatest coaching accomplishment was the first drive against OSU in 1990, following the murders. The collective sigh of relief that went through the stands when they scored that touchdown -- the idea that everything would be all right -- remains my greatest personal moment in sports.
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    That's OK, give Bianchi a day and Bianchi will disagree with Bianchi.
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    No, but would serve as further validation. Not that any is needed.
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    given his looks and pathetic attempts of click bait, was bianchi the orgin for the term troll
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    My sentiments exactly. Thank you gentlemen.
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    Bianchi: if I can get Gator fans really riled up, they'll click on my article and complain about me.
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    He's been a winner everywhere except DC. Winners are habitually great no matter the location/job.

    Having said that, SC is at its greatest point ever in college football and it's not close. It was the same at UF and probably would have been the same at Duke had he stayed.

    Don't look now, but he's on the verge of having his best recruiting class ever at SC. Not bad for a lousy recruiter. It sure helps when you have a player drafted #1 in the NFL.
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    Disagree. That was timing and the rules. Duke upset an outstanding Clemson team by four points but got mauled by Virginia. ACC rules at that time rewarded the conference title to all teams with the best W/L record. It is similar to Zook and Muschamp winning the SEC East in 2003 and 2012, respectively. Had there been an ACCCG in 1989, and Virginia and Duke were in the same conference (as they are now), Virginia would have gone by virtue of their head to head win.

    Spurrier's coaching job has been absolutely phenomenal since 2011. Florida was a strong program that was temporarily cripped by sanctions when he arrived in 1990. As he said in his press conference during the SEC Media Day, he had a full team when he arrived. They were just coming into their own.

    The thing that makes SOS's run so extraordinary was that he was willing to scrap his entire offensive philosophy in order to win. Realizing that it no longer worked, he completely changed based on what he saw was effective in today's SEC, with spectacular success.

    Will winning an SEC title be his best job ever? I don't think so. His run at Florida from 1990-2001 cannot be approached. Mizzou, a team with less top to bottom talent than USCe, made it to Atlanta and made a game of it. That said, if he has another 11-2 type season, topping it off with an SEC title, it has to rank up there. Since 2000, USCe has not been a mediocre team. They have been decent. Compare W/L records over that time:

    School-----------W/L Record, 00-13--------Avg Recruiting----Star Avg---W/L: Star Avg Rank Ratio

    LSU............................143-40..........................................8th......................3.62 (2d)................+01
    Georgia......................134-49...........................................9th.....................3.57 (3d)................+01
    Florida........................130-51...........................................7th.....................3.67 (1st)................-02
    Alabama.....................125-55.........................................11th.....................3.51 (4th)...............0
    Auburn.......................125-55.........................................14th.....................3.34 (6th)...............+01
    USCe...........................110-65.........................................18th.....................3.19 (8th)................+02
    Mizzou........................105-71.........................................35th.....................2.93 (11th)..............+04
    Tennessee....................104-72........................................13th.....................3.43 (5th)................-03
    Texas A&M...................99-75.........................................18th.....................3.22 (7th)................-02
    Arkansas.......................99-76.........................................29th.....................2.96 (10th)..............0
    Ole Miss........................84-87.........................................25th.....................3.01 (9th)................-02
    Miss State.....................73-97.........................................34th......................2.82 (12th)..............0
    Kentucky.......................65-104......................................51st.......................2.64 (13th)..............0
    Vandy............................60-108......................................62d.......................2.52 (14th)...............0

    While USCe overachieved, the overachievement is not remarkable. Meanwhile, the poor Vols...:D
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    You think Florida would have been a 7-5 type team iin 1990, rather than the 9-1-1 type team Florida was from 1983-1985 prior to sanctions? Seriously?

    This isn't the first time USCe had a player drafted 1st overall (George Rogers was also a #1 overall pick). And it would help if last year's overall player was an offensive player. Should we instead credit Lorenzo Ward for Clowney's draft pick?

    As for their recruiting, their star average is 3.42. There are 13 teams higher. Wait until NSD and see how many teams have a star avgerage higher than that.
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    And look what he can do with that!

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