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Old 08-27-2014, 12:04 PM   #1
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Great article highlighting Spurrier - and the staff's - great work/life balance.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/...ant-sec-record

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But when Spurrier came to her that November in 2004 and announced that they were going to South Carolina, she looked at him with a blank stare.

"Steve, you realize we're going to have to play Florida every year, Georgia every year and Tennessee every year, don't you?" she asked.


"Yep, that's why we're going," Spurrier said.


Spurrier has gone a combined 13-3 over the past four seasons against those four teams.
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How does one win at life?
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That was a really good article, and fun to read.
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How does one win at life?
You don't sweat the small stuff, find healthy outlets from a stressful job, and generally just be yourself.

Ways to lose at life: troll message boards, drive slowly in the left lane, litter, and kick dogs.
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The more time goes on the more I truly belive he will be here to break Bear Bryant's record.
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The more time goes on the more I truly belive he will be here to break Bear Bryant's record.
I think if he and Jeri stay in good health, that he will try to make a run at it.
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The more time goes on the more I truly belive he will be here to break Bear Bryant's record.
I hope you're right.
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You don't sweat the small stuff, find healthy outlets from a stressful job, and generally just be yourself.

Ways to lose at life: troll message boards, drive slowly in the left lane, litter, and kick dogs.
You say that as if there is something objectively wrong with taking your job seriously, making a strong commitment to helping your team be the best it can be, and sweating the small stuff.

There is nothing objectively wrong with that.

Nick Saban sweats the small stuff. Bill Walsh sweated the small stuff. Belichick sweats the small stuff. Each of them has way more titles than I think Spurrier will ever have.

I rag on Spurrier a lot. Well, I would say most of it is not so much ragging on him as it is ragging on the fans that constantly sunshine pump. With that said, I can't say there is anything objectively wrong with him trying to live a balanced life.

But, it's absurd for you to sit there and criticize coaches who do take their job more seriously than Spurrier takes his job, and it's also absurd for you to imply that there is something objectively wrong with taking your job seriously.

It's fine if you respect Spurrier for living a balanced life. I can't tell you what you ought to value.

Just don't hate on the coaches who work harder than Spurrier does. They have won more national championships than he has at the collegiate level (Saban) and NFL level (Walsh, Belichick). There are probably several reasons why that is the case, but work ethic has definitely played a role.
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You say that as if there is something objectively wrong with taking your job seriously, making a strong commitment to helping your team be the best it can be, and sweating the small stuff.

There is nothing objectively wrong with that.

Nick Saban sweats the small stuff. Bill Walsh sweated the small stuff. Belichick sweats the small stuff. Each of them has way more titles than I think Spurrier will ever have.

I rag on Spurrier a lot. Well, I would say most of it is not so much ragging on him as it is ragging on the fans that constantly sunshine pump. With that said, I can't say there is anything objectively wrong with him trying to live a balanced life.

But, it's absurd for you to sit there and criticize coaches who do take their job more seriously than Spurrier takes his job, and it's also absurd for you to imply that there is something objectively wrong with taking your job seriously.

It's fine if you respect Spurrier for living a balanced life. I can't tell you what you ought to value.

Just don't hate on the coaches who work harder than Spurrier does. They have won more national championships than he has at the collegiate level (Saban) and NFL level (Walsh, Belichick). There are probably several reasons why that is the case, but work ethic has definitely played a role.
Wow, you got all of that out of one simple statement.

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Wow, you got all of that out of one simple statement.
Exactly what I was thinking.
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You say that as if there is something objectively wrong with taking your job seriously, making a strong commitment to helping your team be the best it can be, and sweating the small stuff.

There is nothing objectively wrong with that.

Nick Saban sweats the small stuff. Bill Walsh sweated the small stuff. Belichick sweats the small stuff. Each of them has way more titles than I think Spurrier will ever have.

I rag on Spurrier a lot. Well, I would say most of it is not so much ragging on him as it is ragging on the fans that constantly sunshine pump. With that said, I can't say there is anything objectively wrong with him trying to live a balanced life.

But, it's absurd for you to sit there and criticize coaches who do take their job more seriously than Spurrier takes his job, and it's also absurd for you to imply that there is something objectively wrong with taking your job seriously.

It's fine if you respect Spurrier for living a balanced life. I can't tell you what you ought to value.

Just don't hate on the coaches who work harder than Spurrier does. They have won more national championships than he has at the collegiate level (Saban) and NFL level (Walsh, Belichick). There are probably several reasons why that is the case, but work ethic has definitely played a role.

Your meds. Take them.
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Spurrier is a winner at football and life. No argument. It's confirmed.
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You say that as if there is something objectively wrong with taking your job seriously, making a strong commitment to helping your team be the best it can be, and sweating the small stuff.

There is nothing objectively wrong with that.

Nick Saban sweats the small stuff. Bill Walsh sweated the small stuff. Belichick sweats the small stuff. Each of them has way more titles than I think Spurrier will ever have.

I rag on Spurrier a lot. Well, I would say most of it is not so much ragging on him as it is ragging on the fans that constantly sunshine pump. With that said, I can't say there is anything objectively wrong with him trying to live a balanced life.

But, it's absurd for you to sit there and criticize coaches who do take their job more seriously than Spurrier takes his job, and it's also absurd for you to imply that there is something objectively wrong with taking your job seriously.

It's fine if you respect Spurrier for living a balanced life. I can't tell you what you ought to value.

Just don't hate on the coaches who work harder than Spurrier does. They have won more national championships than he has at the collegiate level (Saban) and NFL level (Walsh, Belichick). There are probably several reasons why that is the case, but work ethic has definitely played a role.
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Read this article earlier. Excellent. Makes you wish you were buddies with the man.
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ESPN did a small tour of his office on their web page. It was pretty cool
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I like the Stuffed gamecock, where Spurrier says immediately that a Gamecock is not a rooster, that if cornered it will fight to the death. Liked that.
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It's not about working harder but working longer, saban obesses over every detail and in the end he still makes stupid mistakes like the end of the iron bowl last year. Spurrier wants himself staff and players to enjoy life, not enjoy only winning football games. For every saban there is a Greg Schiano etc guys who want to control every aspect/ detail of football game who can't coach/call plays for squat, when the Barry Switzer model has worked just as well. In the end it's about finding balance.
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