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I do not see worry about Spurrier leaving Carolina before he wins the SEC at a minimum and given his competitive nature probably he will then set his goal on a national championship.
When he does leave obviously there are two possibilities, an assistant coach who does not necessarily have to be on his staff or a head coach.
As many of you know making the right decision on a hire is the single most difficult task one can undertake.
Hiring a "proven" head Coach is not without risks. look back in our history at Dietzel in football and Bill Foster in basketball.
If i am not mistaken both won National Championships.
With assistant coaches you can run across something known as the "Peter Principle".
If we hire someone outside of our program we will lose most of our current staff ,suffer the inevitable lost recruiting year and probably have to install a new style.
From my perspective it would make sense to promote from within.
The two leading candidates at present would be Ward or Gilespie.
Both are excellent coaches and recruiters but whether they are Head Coaching material is something Tanner would have to wrestle with.
Personally,I am prejudiced toward Gilespie simply because he is an Offensive Coach. I have always been leery of defensive coaches as head coaches but that is a personal opinion.
Who is Gilespie?
Nick Saban is a defensive coach, as is Bob Stoops.
I say we fire Spurrier and hire this Gilespie guy asap. He sounds like the real deal.
Have you been drinking tonight??
I'm with you on Coach Ward, but Gilespie? Robert Gilespie has been gone for at least 5 years. Although he does seem to be doing well these days as R.B's coach at W.V.
W T F? The only thing missing from this classic is about 30 typos.
I don't see what's amusing. Nobody knows what "Gilespie" you're talking about. First name?
whatever you say, Choach. Are you hopped up on some gamecock bread?
His replacement is currently not employed by USC and does not live in the state of SC.
Implying Charlie Strong?
Shooting ourselves in the foot if we don't give him at least an opportunity within a few years. Proven one of the best football/offensive minds in the state and don't think obc and tanner haven't caught wind of it.
I could see Ward being hired but I doubt Gillespie is given any consideration. Sure wish he was still our running backs coach, though.
Spurrier...I appreciate him plenty
I remember this redhead when I was at USC and I wish I had .... oh well.
Our next HBC will be from this group: Charlie Strong, Lorenzo Ward, Shawn Elliott or Kirby Smart.
Robert Gillespie? This guys on crank.
THIS ^^^^ IS A MACAVELIAN BLOGGER..........FOOOOOOOOTBALLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!
I think the OP is really trying to say that Sands is the best option.
Five years down the road, just like five miles down the road, the landscape usually changes. This topic will pop up from time to time until the next hire is really made. The names will change like the seasons. What if Spurrier decides to stay until he catches the Bear? That could take up to eight good years.
Was OP discussing who shot Kennedy?
It was you and me.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Bob Stoops or Jon Gruden. Take it to the bank.
I think the OP meant GA Mangus, not Gillespie who has virtually no chance.
Gillespie, as in Tom from IP?
good VP but dont think he's a HC
Wellbutrin try it
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