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This is not a post wanting to get rid of Spurrier. Anybody would be crazy to think that. However, I was curious on who you would choose as a replacement for Spurrier. It is something that will eventually happen. I feel like we must maintain the level we are at to continuing building this program. We can't afford a 2-3 year hiccup.
My top two:
This post was edited by Scuba2 18 months ago
I wasnt sure about cs until last night. I figured he was beating poor teams in the big least. After watching the way his team played and how well disciplined they where really shows you where he is as a coach. I would love to have cs back in garnet and black. James franklin is also good but he reminds me of dabo to much with all his excitement.
I can see the comparison to Dabo. I don't think he is as over the top with it. Both are strong recruiters and their teams play tough physical football. Strong would be the best fit for us. Already having ties to SC, FL, and GA in recruiting. I always respected Strong but he really impressed me last night.
Those are my 2 as well Scuba.
Strong or Petrino for me. Some on Strongs current staff worry me. His RC (Clint Hurrt) was brought up in the Miami scandle. Tons of ties in Florida but we can not have any issues with the NCAA right now. The next hire is very important and we will be appealing bc SOS has left depth and the facilities are gettting better. A bad hire could set us back 10 Yrs.
"People always ask me if I wish I were bigger. I tell them no. I always wanted to be a miniature badass." Dustin Pedroia
Vandy is paying Franklin way more than we would pay him, so you can scratch that. I like CS alright, but judging him by last night's game is a little skewed. That was the game of the century for Louisville, and Muschamp had been saying all month that they should be playing in the NC game. That was similar to the LSU v klimpsin bowl.
Strong also concerns me with some of the people he associates with recruiting. He's evasive a lot in his pressers, and would get hammered by the media. If I'm not mistaken, he was not a very good recruiter while he was here at all, either. He's a great X and O coach, but there are some things that concern me.
I think we have our next HC on our staff already. You can see by the coaches that Aub, Arky, and Tenn got that there is just not a whole lot of good candidates out there. Franklin is not coming here, and I seriously doubt Strong would anyways.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Jon Gruden (he's linked to every opening, after all)
Rick Stockstill ?????
Larry Fedora ?????
In 4-5 years, there will be new names to add to the list. I only looked at potential candidates not already on our staff.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by swimcock 18 months ago
First of all Charlie is a straight up guy and even though Hurrt is on his staff doesn't mean that Charlie is shady. I know for a fact when he was here that he was straight up. He will not cross that line... As for him not being a good recruiter where did you get that from? Just curious. He is great in these kids homes.... And just why do you think he wouldn't come back to USC? Just curious.....
I am with you. I was unsure, but Strong proved himself in a big way last night.
Charlie Strong has always been a very strong recruiter and a standup guy. His players love playing for him too. It was that way at Carolina and Florida. You could see it last night as well. He is a players coach.
I think it says a lot about Strong on last nights win. Not being the heavy underdog and beating a top 5 SEC team. I think it shows how much character he has and he has distilled in his kids. He (they) didn't act shocked that they won. They acted as if they expected to win. The post game interviews with him and Teddy were pure class. With all that being said: I would love a strong recruiter, high displinary, and class act as our next coach.
Whammy should be on any list. He is loved by his players, a great recruiter, defensive coordinator skills have been very good, and he is already on the staff and should help with continuity.
I dont really like james franklin, he seems like a nice guy but to me he has some "Dabo" in em..give him all the credit for bringing Vandy up the ladder though..but my top two would be Charlie Strong and David Shaw from Stanford..best part is this shouldn't even be a concern for years!
JBK, I think anyone who followed our program in the days Charlie Strong was on the staff know how talented he is, and is not at all surprised at his success at Louisville.
Steve Miller was in elementary school then and hardly has any inside info on Strong and where he wants to coach or what his favorite salad dressing is, for that matter.
A bigger question to me is why our board averages two or three threads a week speculating who our next head football coach will be. Given that we have the best head football coach in our history and one of the greatest in the history of the sport, and he has committed over and over to coaching at USC for at least another four of five years, far more than the commitment most schools have from their successful coach, I don't get why it's a hot topic.
I could see why it would come up on a tater board. The HBC owns them and it's in their best history to stir up trouble with our program.
Charlie Strong as long as he keeps Whammy, Mangus, Elliott, Robinson, and Brown on the staff.
I agree 100%
He'll be 68 years old in April.
Spurrier...I appreciate him plenty
Where'd you hear that CS was a weak recruiter at USC?
How much does Vandy pay Franklin?
When I was younger, I had a bumper sticker that said, "If I owned Hell & Clemson, I would rent out Clemson and live in Hell"
So are our fans starting these threads worried that Spurrier is lying when he says he will coach another four or five years at least, or do they just think he's gonna die or become gravely ill soon?
MIke Krzyzewski is 66, one year younger than SOS. I wonder if dook's boards feature a couple of threads a week on who their next basketball coach will be.
I suspect the posters who start these threads have a genuine interest in discussing who'll succeed Spurrier whenever he decides after which 3 or 4 year period he'll retire. No harm in that.
I started the post because I was curious what other Gamecock fans thought about Spurriers replacement. I hope it isn't anytime soon and don't feel he is lying. I look at building a program a little different than you, I guess. I view it as a process that takes more than a few good years, and I believe whoever replaces the HBC HAS to continue to build. He has taken us to a new Level, but we must maintain 10+ win seasons. It's a honest discussion that has rather interesting opinions from different posters. However, I'm a huge Caroliana fan as you apparently are. You don't have to agree with me, but I would like for you to atleast respect it.
I've no doubt their interest is genuine. I'm asking for your opinion on why they think about it so much.
Again, do they think Spurrier is lying or do they fear he's gonna drop dead or get real sick in the next four or five years?
As far as whether there is harm in starting a thread or two on it every week as they do, I'm sure they mean no harm, but I don't see how it can help. Our in-state rival recruits negatively. We know that. Spurrier leaving is quite literally the only negative they have to hurl at us anymore.
If I were dildo, I'd tell every kid were both after to go on TBS and read all the talk about who our next coach will be. And dildo's a bigger SOB than I am.
Again, the posters who do this are Gamecocks just as much as I am, and I know they mean no harm. But, I would argue given the NFL's interest in Nick Saban and his history of blatantly lying publicly about his career intentions, there is a much better chance he won't be at Bama for this year's recruiting class's whole four years than Spurrier.
But I guarantee you if Bama posters constantly started threads on their board about who the next Bama head football coach will be, the majority of posters and mods would tell them to STFU and threaten to burn down their house if they didn't.
This post was edited by 81 Alumnus 18 months ago
I have no idea why other posters think about what they think about.
I don't believe that these Spurrier threads have any bearing on recruiting. It's no secret that Spurrier is nearly 68.
This post was edited by MrBigAl 18 months ago
And I am sure you agree AL that it is no secret that Steve Spurrier has impeccable INTEGRITY and DOES NOT LIE therefore when he says he will be around 4 or 5 more years you can TRUST THAT...
This post was edited by jbkingmancock 18 months ago
I agree that Franklin is not an option, but not because of money, that's silly. Money is not an option in the SEC unless you get into the $4-5+ mil range. While that may have been a chance for Louisville to deliver last night, there's nothing skewed about about it. They dominated from beginning to end.
What specifically bothers you with Strong's associates and what do you know ? Charlie was a very good recruiter while he was here at Carolina, he was just restricted by the area he was given. He has 31 current players from the state of Florida on his team. To bring that many players to the state of Kentucky is just short of phenomenal.There is absolutely no hs talent in that state, year in and out. Granted the academics at Louisville are not what they are at Carolina, but still, it shows his skills as a recruiter.
Lou Holtz told Charlie if he wanted to be a head coach eventually, he needed to get to a higher profile program to make it happen, and that is exactly what he did.After 5 successful years at UF, he got his chance and has made the best of it imo.
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