SOS, the 4 million dollar man

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  1. UFLAW81
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    He's one of the best ever in college coaching.. USC thinks he's worth it, and so do I.
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    Good for him. It sucks that he's been there almost as long as he was in Gainesville (as coach).
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    Still stirring the pot & making college rivalries...what's not to love?
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    I was going to say this; it appears that he will actually coach at USC for longer than he coached at UF...


    That makes me a bit sad
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    College football will seem boring without him. He righted the ship and has them steadily rising the last four years. Next year could be huge for them with stability in the staff attained for the first time in a few years.
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    Good for him, but USCe is heading towards "FSU" territory. SC isn't a very prosperous state.
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    Neither is Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, and Mississippi, yet they all manage to pay extremely high coach salaries and support large programs.
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    He's the best offensive play-caller in the business, IMHO.
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    He's making 4 million at USC and made about 5 million at Washington. Wonder where he's happier?
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    Not bad for a shoot from the hip 69 year old coach who would rather play golf than recruit. Spur's is still the best play caller in college ball when it is 3rd and long. He seems more dangerous as an underdog to his biggest rivals but has built a stronger roster each year he's been at USCe. He also seems to always have a game changing freak on the field - on O or D.
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    Me too. I have long wondered the real reason for his departure, and regret we couldn't prevent it. Having him at UF for another 15 years would have rocked.
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    I wouldn't try to get into anyone's head, especially his, but it just seems to me that he is a very competitive person by nature and things were going too much on auto-pilot at UF and winning 10 games just didn't get the juices flowing. The NFL and "teaching them some things" caught his fancy and Snyder gave him some nice cash.

    Then he saw how much the inmates run the asylum and realized that the grass is NOT greener on the other side. I don't doubt that he could have been successful at the NFL level but he needed more time (and probably started earlier in his career) to work things out. He is now in semi-retirement at a place that adores his skills and being on auto-pilot isn't the boring thing it once was. JMHO
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    You guys probably know a lot more than I about this, but isn't the SC fan base a little less critical, and with a lower level of expectation, than the UF fan base?
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    Yes..SLOgator. We want to win the big stuff. They're just happy to compete for the SEC East. The bad side to that is we tend to drive coaches crazy and they leave. ...well some leave anyway!!
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    Spurrier is by far the best coach they have ever had. As a program, they had more losses than wins before he arrived, he just got them over .500 all time within the last few years.
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    Gator fans would go bat-sh*t crazy if we had a coach here for 10 years, paid him $4 mil and he had never won one SEC championship here.
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    We're not South Carolina....
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    Thanks to him, actually...
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