Re: Carolina football coaching future
With what coach Spurrier has done here, I'm sure Dr Pastides and Ray
Tanner have pretty much assured him that he's got a job here as long
as he wants to coach. With the way Spurrier has looked and sounded at
the end of the season the last three years, I'm positive he'll stay here
and try to win an SEC Title at SC before he hangs it up for good. Also,
the overall SEC Win record (by Bear Bryant) is now within his grasp as
long as his health is good. He may want to try to get that brass ring too.
As for the question posed in the OP, I'm not even going to entertain or
speculate on it right now because we have one of the best coaches in the
country running the program at South Carolina, and one of the best that
has ever coached in the SEC. I will say that the comment as to "Hot
Young Coach" at the time he does decide to hang it up ....... I've seen
members of this board and other fan sites speculate on getting "then
hot coach" ..... A few years back when members of this site wanted
Spurrier to step down after the 7-5 season of 2008 and the loss to Iowa,
everyone wanted either Gary Peterson or Mike Leech. Where are those
two standing now after 5 years in the National Eye ? ... They were on
EVERYONE'S short list for a couple of seasons when they were "Hot".
Same goes for other sports as well. We hired a "hot, young coach"
in the Basketball world a few years back by the name of Darin Horn..How'd
that work out ? ...... Again, I'm not speculating at all because it's a non
factor in any of the admin or BOT right now. It's not something they OR
us need to worry about. I'm sure when the time is near for Coach Spurrier
to leave, He himself will sit down with Ray Tanner and the BOT members
and add his imput as to who might be best suited to take over the
program, and they will come up with a short list of names and go after
them at the right time.... as for now, we have a coach who is still
building this program, and who the next guy in, is not even a concern of
mine right now.