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  • sccoastdude said... (original post)

    And that further proves my point about HBC. We were actually better offensively last year with Mangus calling the plays

    thought you were "out". Take off.

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  • I'm not in favor of firing Spurrier, as he's earned the right to leave on his own terms, but I'm starting to get to the point where I wouldn't mind if he moved on. I've always been in his corner, and he's done a lot for this program and helped continue what Holtz started to build. But he's handled this season very poorly. Starting Shaw for a quarter was a gimmick that did nothing but divide the team. And not pulling Garcia after his horrible play is baffling. The team has looked uptight all season. They don't seem to be having much fun. And there is no excuse for that clock management debacle we saw last Saturday. Most HS coaches know how to use their timeouts better.

    I hope we turn it around this season and Spurrier redeems himself, but the early returns are not positive and it's scary to think that we might not have a sufficiently talented QB on this roster to play in the SEC.

  • No, I'm over 25 and have suffered for years and I'm covinced the large majority of you have never played a down of football in your lives and truly have no clue as to what is actually going on on the field. I believe it's more important for most of you make sure you have a good time in the parking lots before the games than to actually see us succeed on the field. It's time to stop being freaking sunshine pumpers and demand a product that is worthy of our great university and state.

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  • JC, I know he's unorthodoxed, but that is no excuse for his inability to mismanage certain situations. I mean, when the situation was presented yesterday, did you really think we could execute in the two minute? Were you not floored after the Navy game with the onside kick deal. How could your Head Coach not be aware that we had no "special" onside kick? Listen, I appreciate what the HBC has done for the program to this point, but it's becoming apparent that he will not take us to the next level.

  • sccoastdude said... (original post)

    JC, I know he's unorthodoxed, but that is no excuse for his inability to mismanage certain situations. I mean, when the situation was presented yesterday, did you really think we could execute in the two minute? Were you not floored after the Navy game with the onside kick deal. How could your Head Coach not be aware that we had no "special" onside kick? Listen, I appreciate what the HBC has done for the program to this point, but it's becoming apparent that he will not take us to the next level.

    R you serious he can not take us to the next level??? We lost a game its going to be ok. I respect your opinion because we all have our own. SOS is and will make the changes to win. We must unite and not argue a point of firing a coach that has done what no other coach has done for this University.

    I truely bleave the reason behind leaving SG in was the simple fact that we were winning regardless of how ugly. He will let the next man play now that we lost. Years before the same people bashed him for rotating the qb. He was giving our 5th year senior every chance to get it together. Again we all have our own opinon as to what needs to happen but let's let the man who has given us the oppertunity to be great finish what he has started! After all we want to win right? Let's face it he knows a little somthing about that!

  • I'm really doing my best to not be a jerk here but listen, my issues with coach go way beyond our qb situation. No doubt, if we could even get the level of play from SG that we got last year, there is no telling how good we could be so I don't even want to think about how good we could be if he would have improved as much as most of us anticipated. With that being said, it doesn't excuse our other problems, and like it or not, those problems begin with our HBC.

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  • sccoastdude said... (original post)

    I'm really doing my best to not be a jerk here but listen, my issues with coach go way beyond our qb situation. No doubt, if we could even get the level of play from SG that we got last year, there is no telling how good we could be so I don't even want to think about how good we could be if he would have improved as much as most of us anticipated. With that being said, it doesn't excuse our other problems, and like it or not, those problem begin with our HBC.

    I am aware of the other issues you are talking about. Do they warrant a mid year firing? Would we be talking about this if we would have won and were 5-0 no!!!

    Firing a coach or even talking about it mid year is just flipping crazy. Have a good night because you are pretty firm on your opinon and you have every right to be.

  • And do you really think that a team can get to the "next level" when there is constant offensive confusion, constant clock mismanagement; it doesn't make you wonder? Believe me, when we hired him, I was the happiest guy on earth. I was a qb in high school and there wasn't anyone I enjoyed watching more than UF because of the offense and his brashness on the sideline and I could only dream that I would get to see my beloved Gamecocks look like that one day....I'm still dreaming. Let's face it, as tough as our conference is week in, week out, coaches can not afford to make the management gaffes that we constantly have and it's been going on for seven years now. That part of the game is just as it was his first year. And "one game"? If it weren't for the defensive touchdowns where would we be right now. Honestly, you really think we deserve to be 4-1, much less undefeated.

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  • I never said fire him now. I said if significant improvement is not made the second half of the year, you have to look at making a change.

  • And I've been feeling like this for a couple of weeks now, so yea if we were 5-0, with the way we've looked offensively, I would still be talking about this because it was obvious what happened yesterday was going to happen sooner or later.

  • sccoastdude said... (original post)

    And do you really think that a team can get to the "next level" when there is constant offensive confusion, constant clock mismanagement; it doesn't make you wonder? Believe me, when we hired him, I was the happiest guy on earth. I was a qb in high school and there wasn't anyone I enjoyed watching more than UF because of the offense and his brashness on the sideline and I could only dream that I would get to see my beloved Gamecocks look like that one day....I'm still dreaming. Let's face it, as tough as our conference week in, week out, coaches can not afford to make the management gaffes that we constantly have and it's been going on for seven years now. That part of the game is just as it was his first year. And "one game"? If it weren't for the defensive touchdowns where would we be right now. Honestly, you really think we deserve to be 4-1, much less undefeated.

    Did Auburn deserve being the national champions last year? You know the game as well I do to you play defense and offense and special teams to win games. All I'm saying through all this is SOS has earned the right to make this better. Yes I do beleave we should be 4-1. This team has done what ever it has taken to win. I can't say that teams prior to SOS would have been able to pull the games out that this team has done. I know they could not have I as well as you have seen us lose those games year after year.

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    joetheogre said... (original post)

    Dude, you need to relax. Spurrier has made this program into what it is.

    Totally agree. Spurrier has made this program into what it is today. He took a mediocre team and turned it into a slightly better mediocre team. He can be the best at game planning when we are playing the best teams in the SEC. However, his biggest problem comes when we are playing the also-rans. IMHO, he thinks we are better than them and should beat them just by showing up. He then puts very little effort into ensuring that we have a good game plan to accomplish that.

  • teepee said... (original post)

    I am tired of reading all the sh__ about our HBC. He has taking our team that we all love to a different level. Has he handled this season correctly proably not, but who am I or any of you to second guess what's going on with our team. We are defending SEC east champs and still in position to repeat. When in the past have we had heisman canidate on our team the number 1 recruit in the nation and a potential top 10 recruting class already in oct?? SEC east is still there for us. I am as upset as anyone else for the way we have played so far this season, but firing the coach that has gotten us where we are is insane. Hell we were talking potential National Champs in preseason SOS has done a fantasic job in his time here let's give him a chance to make it right. I still beleave in the man that has taken this team to beat Florida in the swamp for the first time, beating GA back to back in a long time, beating the #1 team in the country, winning the first title since 1969 ACC (SEc East), landing the #1 recruit in america oh almost forgot having the chance this year to beat Clemsux 3 times in a row. Come on guys let's rally around this team when they need us the most I still beleave!!!!! GO COCKS!!!!

    Spurrier has done a lot of good for our program and has surely raised the bar...However, in this conference there is no room for error...You either get better, adapt to the college game, and make sure the team is 100% prepared, or you lose...The talk of Spurrier being asked to leave , etc. is going too far, but expecting him to prepare our team and making sure we play fundamentally sound football while using all available talent is NOT asking too much...Right now, does anyone really feel we are performing that way as a team??

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  • Mike Honcho said... (original post)

    I am convinced that a ton of the posters that are bitching an moaning about Spurrier are 25 or younger. They were to young to remember Richard Bell, Sparky Woods, and Brad Scott. They didn't buy the "Great Scott" video after we won the Carquest Bowl.

    The reality is that the best decision we made was hiring Holtz and Spurrier back to back. We needed coaches that were bigger than the program to raise our national profile for recruiting purposes. My feel is that our next coach will be a guy like a Malzahn who is a young innovative offensive mind. The only reason we would ever be able to make that hire is because a guy like Steve Spurrier built our program to where it is today.

    I am as pissed as the next guy about Spurrier's insistence on playing Garcia and watching our offense sputter. Having said that lets give the guy a break because we needed him a hell of a lot more than he needed us.

    well said

    enough of the knee-jerk reactions

    I'm sure he was the toast of the town by these same detractors 10 months ago.

    Spurrier isn't above anyone, but he's earned the right to catch a damn break especially when the 2011 body of work is less than 50% complete!

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  • sccoastdude said... (original post)

    I hope you all enjoy being average, it's obvious you're all willing to accept it.

    i do accept life as it is, not as i wish it were if there were unicorns & rainbows in my back yard. we lost five games last year folks. we are not the green bay packers under lombardi.

    yeah, fire steve spurrier. we dumped frank mcguire, night as well go for balance on hall of fame coaches. dumpem.

    reality. study it. dont be afraid.

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  • sccoastdude said... (original post)

    You know, that type of attitude is a big reason why we have always been mediocre. It just exemplifies acceptance of mediocrity. SAD

    That and changing coaches every few years.