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

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    Four words:
    Tampa Bay Bandits baby!

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    And no Mike, its not even close.
    It's akin to saying Montana taking the Chiefs to the playoffs was his greatest accomplishment.

    And, no...I did not click.
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    No, and it is not that close in my book.
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    What SOS did was hoped for, but not expected. Prior to him, next year was always "the year of the Gator", but we would win 7 or 8 and be content
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    Has it been discussed yet that a 1/3 of his 2014 recruiting class has yet to be eligible? If the players he recruited can't make the grades, he really set that program back IMO. Will be interesting to see how it plays out, but it's a huge gaffe if he loses out on that many recruits...
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    don't get too excited. They are mostly defensive players plus two OL'men. Only two 4-star skill players. SOS doesn't do defense. He lets Lorenzo Ward handle that. Like I said, he's become a great CEO. Since 2008:

    Year---------Total Offense--------Total Defense---------W/L Record

    2008.....................97th.........................13th...............................7-6
    2009.....................82d..........................15th...............................7-6
    2010.....................47th.........................46th..............................9-5
    2011......................74th...........................3d.............................11-2
    2012.....................82d............................11th............................11-2
    2013.....................36th...........................19th...........................11-2

    Average...............70th............................18th.............................9-4

    Compare to (since 2008):

    Virginia Tech.......69th..............................17th...........................9-4
    TCU.....................43d...............................13th.........................10-3 (some as a mid-major)
    Ohio State............54th.............................20th........................10-3
    Mich St (11-13)....77th...............................4th.........................10-3
    LSU......................77th..............................15th.........................10-3
    Louisville (00-13).64th.............................15th...........................9-4
    FSU (-09)............42d................................13th........................11-3
    Florida.................72d..................................7th..........................9-4
    Alabama..............42d.................................3d..........................12-2

    Spurrier knows what he is doing.
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    Disagree with article.

    And no I didn't click on it; just knew from the author it'd be horrible!
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    I always like Bianchi's pieces. Aside from getting under Gator fan's skins like no other, the untimate troll, he KNOWs the Gator nation inside and out, and his perspectives are usually solid. I'd rather read a pice from him criticizing Florida than some other hack writing a vacuous valentine for us...
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    I knew you would.
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    For me, neither troll tomes, nor vacuous valentines are welcome.

    Agenda driven click bait is just that... from either side of the patronizing love/hate spectrum.
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    So if Spurrier had never come to Florida we'd still be waiting for next year? UF was a "sleeping giant" (Paul "Bear" Bryant). It got awakened by Pell....put back to sleep for a bit and woke up pissed off under Spurrier. If he had not come to UF, we'd have found a coach to get us over the hump.
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    Exactly. The claim that he knows Gator Nation is hilarious.
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    It would be impressive, yes. But it won't happen. His comments at the SEC media days backs up that he knows he has peaked at his current location. He undoubtedly helped build Florida into what it has become, and now he has to compete against that and the likes of Bama, UGA, LSU, and Clemson in a state that does not yield the talent he had lined up at UF. He is the best thing to happen to SCAR, but the reality is that it is just not a school where an NC or SECC will happen. I am sure SCAR fans do want victories over Clemson more than an SEC title because it is feasible to get up for one game. They took advantage of a down East, but both divisions will never be down enough for SCAR to pull it off. He is a hero there, makes bank, and plays a lot of golf. He won't lose any sleep not winning one there because he has that and more with us. His work at UF is where he obtained greatness, and his success at SCAR will be hard for any future coach to surpass.
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    What Spurrier did at Florida was bigger than that of Saban at Alabama. When he came in, the SEC was a grind-it-out league with hardly any teams with a legit passing attack. There were a couple of teams that had a good QB that put up the stats, but they were few and far between. Most of the QB passing records occurred after Spurrier arrived at Florida. In one year, he changed the entire landscape in the SEC. Except for Alabama, every team switched over to a high-flying, pass-oriented league. Defenses changed to deal with the Fun-n-Gun.

    What he has done at USCe is impressive but it isn't a game changer. No one is getting in line to emulate his style. If anything, he's more Saban-esque; game manager, good run attack, and great defense.
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    Good call. SOS today is exactly what most of our fan base is running away from, as fast as they can.

    He does have his team executing better than us (except 2012), but his approach during his most successful years at USCe is the same as Muschamp came in with.
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    Every year that Spurrier continues to (coach and win) he becomes more and more popular with the media. The ESPN crew was saying he is to top draw at Hover now. Bianchi and guys like him would love to drive a wedge between Spurrier and the time he coached at Uf making claims he will be remembered more for his Gamecock years than the time he spent a UF. I see it as their attempt to rewrite history and spin it to agree with their version of the story.
    Who is to say, I will entertain the idea but you think we would have found someone that gave us 6 SEC titles and 1 NC. Seems you are really down playing coach Spurrier’s legacy on gator football just like the writer was doing.
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    Sorry, but he is and will be the greatest coach Florida has every had. Florida was a sleeping giant true but HE woke it up. 1st accepted SEC title, 1st National championship, 1st to put 50+ between the hedges, 1st to lead the nation in offensive and the 1st to make the swamp, the swamp. Look what we had since Zook, Meyer (did win 2 national titles but got burnt out) Muschamp (jury still out). It takes a special coach to coach Florida. SOS is special.
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    He did beat Missouri though.
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    What Spurrier has done at South Carolina is as impressive as any rebuilding job (or more appropriately "building job") in the history of college football.

    As someone else mentioned, yall were a sleeping giant. You are in one of the most highly populated states with some of the best high school talent around. South Carolina didn't have many of those same qualities available when Spurrier arrived.

    You could also argue that the SEC as a whole was tougher in 2004 than it was in 1990. Regardless...to think that Spurrier has taken the Gamecocks to 3 straight 11 win seasons, an SEC Champ game appearance, etc...and also consider he didn't have his star player (Lattimore/Clowney) for a lot of those games....very very impressive job. And they don't look to be going anywhere as long as he is there.
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    Actually the "Head" Ball Coach .
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    We had to cheat to win before Spurrier with Pell. Spurrier ran a very clean program at UF and has done pretty much the same at SC (Richt echoes this sentiment). His greatest flaws/mistakes in my memory were being too loyal to assistants sometimes and relying on an administrator who got them in a little trouble with the NCAA recently. Oh yeah, and he was really patient with Fred Taylor off the field.

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