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Lateral move in 2002 = hilarious . Get a grip
We have a very good program now with nice facilities and a wonderful AD. I don't think we're going to have any trouble finding an excellent head coach to replace Spurrier when the time comes. Strong won't find it easy to get this job, although he's definitely on the qualified list.
You know why.
i'd like to know why?Over the last 2 years I've sat with Whammy and watched 5 or 6 games on tv. He's smart enough enough, passionate enough, has a good coaching pedigree. SOS did not hesitate shaking EJ's hand as he walked him to the door. Would he have done that if he had any reservations about Ward as a DC? So Why Not?
He left because, at the time, being a DC at Florida was a much quicker path to being a HC.
He is Charlie Strong.
Because he vaguely resembles Admiral Ackbar?
But think about this. Charlie Strong will be very successful but imagine the "anxietly" here if he came and brought his whole staff with him -- letting all our guys go. There are two sides to every coin. On the whole, I completely agree with you but these are things all of us need to think about.
He left us for FL because, according to Holtz, he felt he would have a better chance at being offered a head coaching job while with FL instead of us. He was probably right.
And, as it has been reported, Holtz possibly saw Strong as a threat to Skip getting the SC job.
I have no idea if he is waiting for our job to open but I do think you are right that he isn't waiting on us.
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As Tennessee, Auburn, and Arkansas found out, there are not a lot of impressive coaches to be hired. They have more money, and tradition than us as well. I would much rather have Elliot or Whammy than any of those guys they hired.
Anyone you hire is a risk, unless it's Spurrier, Saban, Snyder, or the two Kelly's. Elliot is a great coach, and I hope he is our next HC.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Strong is not waiting on South Carolina to open up. As much as we love our school and university, this job is extremely difficult, and is hardly a dream job. Spurrier is one of the best coaches of all time, and it took forever for him to build it up here. Very few coaches would dream of taking that on.
Just remember that whoever replaces Spurrier when he retires will NOT have to face the same job of building our program up. It will already be a top-tier program with more national recognition and success than we ever had before. The USC will be an attractive HC position with great resources and support.
Steve I thought you were one of the ones saying it would be bad for a school to hire a non proven HC as HC. But for USC you want a position coach and a guy 1 year removed from a position coach.
He took a DC job at another SEC school. While UF was better at the time, it's not like he left us to become a head coach. It was a lateral move in the sense that he moved from one SEC D-coordinator position to another.
I think that's reasonable. And I have no hard feelings towards Strong at all. It's a business decision and it turned out well for him. Maybe it would have turned out the same had he stayed, but who knows.
I'm just not buying this "he loves us so much" stuff.
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