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GamecockSuperFan 09-04-2014 02:44 PM

Playing Devil's Advocate
 
I have an uncle who is close friends with Spurrier going back to his days with the Redskins. He seems to think Spurrier will only coach here 1-2 more years. I brought up Connor Mitch and the future of the program with Lorenzo Nunez, etc. and he just continued to argue with me and said theres no way coach has any intentions of being here longer than 2 more seasons. I thought it was crazy talk considering where the program is at right now. Then I started thinking. Let's just say for the sake of argument that our defense doesn't turn it around, and our offense has to scratch and claw to win us games. IF we were to let up losses to UGA, Auburn, (Mizzou or UT), Florida, and possibly Clemson, that would be 5-6 losses on the season. All of those games we could definitely lose if things continue to go south.

If the season starts to turn into a 7-5/6-6 year (Which I hope not) Do you think Spurrier will be the first to admit he's done a poor coaching job and decide that this is the year to turn it over? Or go one more season to see how it shakes out? We've recruited well but I don't see any Lattimores or Clowneys walking thru the door the next couple of seasons and honestly that's what turned this program around and brought 3 straight 11 win seasons. Getting athletes that could make the big play when you needed it and will the team to a victory. I want to see Spurrier win the SEC here as much as anyone but coaches know when they've got a team that can compete for a championship. Especially coaches that have 20+ years experience. I hope we didn't overachieve the last 3 years. If you had told me in 2005-2006 that we'd win 11 games 3 consecutive seasons and not win the SEC (let alone the division) i'd of called you crazy. But here we are.

My thoughts are if Spurrier decides to leave in the next couple of seasons, it will have not been considered a failure in any way. Winning the SEC is no easy task. A LOT of first have happened during his tenure here. Hopefully we can check some more firsts off the lists.

Gamecockman12 09-04-2014 02:50 PM

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Not to sound negative but I feel like if we we're gonna win the SEC championship our best chances were the past few years. I honestly don't see us winning one the next few years...

GamecockSuperFan 09-04-2014 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Gamecockman12 (Post 4249082)
Not to sound negative but I feel like if we we're gonna win the SEC championship our best chances were the past few years. I honestly don't see us winning one the next few years...

Right. I think our best chance was when we had the best QB in school history, and the #1 overall player in highschool, college, and the NFL on defense. Just sayin... Remaining optimistic.

Evilchicken3 09-04-2014 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Gamecockman12 (Post 4249082)
Not to sound negative but I feel like if we we're gonna win the SEC championship our best chances were the past few years. I honestly don't see us winning one the next few years...

Be careful! I said the same thing and was called a heretic, and threatened with a "perma ban." The case is CLOSED that top flight talent wins you championships, and it may be another 2-3 yrs before we compete again for the East. Our 2015 kids look good though!

qcgamecock 09-04-2014 03:24 PM

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How awesome a fan you all are excluding the OP, we lose one game and you guys turn into Paul finebum..... I'm curious if the guy who told you this knows or knew when he was going to retire 2 years before he did, it is stupid to think that someone like SOS, who is super competitive to know I will retire next year or the year after, he will not know until the season is over and he does not have the edge or will to fight for another or his health does not allow it IMO but the only person who knows is SOS and anyone claiming to know is just assuming!

Emery 09-04-2014 03:42 PM

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I think it all depends on how good he feels about the talent on deck. This year is a wash. I'm not assuming we will do poorly, but there is a lot of young talent playing and a qb and probably rb who won't be around next year. If we end up doing well, that's great but if we do poorly I don't think that alone will be a reason he retires. If we do poorly without any progression and the incoming talent is not what everyone is hoping for, then the 2015 year maybe it if it goes mediocre as well.

Nureye 09-04-2014 03:45 PM

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He coached at Florida for 12 seasons. For some reason, I don't think he'll go longer than that here.

fridayserv 09-04-2014 03:49 PM

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Regardless of the season, here is what I feel is going to happen. 1. Two assistant coaches are going to leave. 2. We are going to beat Georgia, because we have just as many talented players as Georgia. it was the coaches that gave A&M a 10 yard cushion. Florida State, Alabama, Georgia, nor UCLA could beat A&M with that defensive play calling. It will not happen again. 3. Our coaches are the best at making adjustments during the week, ECU will see. 4. This is still the team that went 11 and 2 last year. 5. Georgia is a statement game that will have all the fair weather gamecock fans back on board. My motto, I talk loud when we win, and louder when we lose. Gamecocks 42, ECU 21

usc90grad 09-04-2014 04:21 PM

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After he breaks Bear's record.

biltazar 09-04-2014 04:21 PM

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You really think that we have the talent of Georgia? We will need to sell our defensive soul to stop the run, and if last game taught us anything about our DBs inability to play man-to-man or tackle in space or the poor drops of our LBs in zone, we really don't want to have to do that either. And, no, we won't consistently run the ball against UGA so we will be back to relying upon big plays on offense because our offense doesn't pass for first downs much with Thompson at QB. I seriously hope that I have this one way wrong....

biltazar 09-04-2014 04:24 PM

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I am pretty sure that SOS wishes that he was lining up against UGA with just some of the talent that departed for the NFL or some of the high schoolers that didn't make it in, but playing well on Saturday isn't going to rush coach to the exits. He does everything on his own time table, so I can't imagine handing over the reigns of our guys will be any different.

rioninusc 09-04-2014 04:29 PM

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At least 3, Spurrier told Mitch he would be here until he graduated.

Yearofthegamecock 09-04-2014 04:34 PM

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I think he wants to win the seccg before he goes. I don't think he retires until then.

gadeneer1986 09-04-2014 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Yearofthegamecock (Post 4249164)
I think he wants to win the seccg before he goes. I don't think he retires until then.

I doubt Spurrier lives that long

Yearofthegamecock 09-04-2014 04:42 PM

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You're hoping he doesn't make it to November. Maybe he'll will clemp5on back to you taters

Rh Gamecock 09-04-2014 04:47 PM

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Everyone on here seems to know someone who know's Coach. Even if you friend is an acquaintance do you really think Spurrier just goes around to every person he talks to and tells them how long he will stay? I believe the only people who might know is his immediate family and thats if Spurrier has a set time frame. I believe its exactly what he has said here and every other Coaching job, he wants to leave on his own terms and if we have two or so bad years in a row he will leave on his own.

Harry Tuttle 09-04-2014 04:48 PM

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Spurrier knows this is a rebuilding year. Next year we will be better than ever and the year after that we will win the SEC.

Rh Gamecock 09-04-2014 04:49 PM

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Also i don't see how anyone can predict two or three years ahead of time how good every team in SEC will be. No one predicted the three major teams would take such a big step back for a couple years.

Harry Tuttle 09-04-2014 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Rh Gamecock (Post 4249179)
Also i don't see how anyone can predict two or three years ahead of time how good every team in SEC will be. No one predicted the three major teams would take such a big step back for a couple years.

Yup, I mean Gurley wasn't supposed to be as good as KEith MArshall....

18IsTheMan 09-04-2014 05:29 PM

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I don't know how long he's going to stay here, but I don't see him going anywhere else. I also don't see him being content not coaching football. His wife is even on the record recently saying she can't imagine what he'd do if not coaching football.


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