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We all know things don't last forever. Though we should enjoy the present, I can't help but wonder who will be our next head coach. All I know is, the ole ball coach will leave us in good hands. Who are some of the people y'all would like to see take over after the legend in Steve Spurrier??
Shawn Elliot (?)
GA Mangus (???)
Internal + C Strong.
If you would have asked me a year ago, I would have been somewhat indifferent. Now, I would give the edge to Ward.
You may run like Hayes, but you hit like $*!#
After Spurrier wins a National Title and retires, Saban will be a bit envious that he didn't get a title at a lesser known school like USC, and he will be beating down our door to follow Spurrier as our next coach...but we turn him down. abo hears the news while in Walmart and is seen on his knees bawling his eyes out as he thought for sure he would be the next Bama coach.
Charlie Strong. There is a reason he turned down offers this year imo. Elliot promoted to full time OC.
Strong or Kirby Smart
He turned down others offers because he got a fat contract to remain at Louisville. Longevity bonuses and his buyout will make him almost impossible for us to get IMO.
The reality is that very few successful coaches just retire their ego's won't let them if they are still healthy. (and yes, you need a healthy ego to be a successful coach) They end up kind of getting run off, like Frank McGuire, Jo Pa, Bobby Bowden etc.
I guess Vince Dooley and Ray Tanner took AD jobs.
I expect Spurrier to be here a long long time.
Its Head Ball Coach but important hire to say the least.
That's true Lowcountry. And it's hard to imagine Spurrier leaving football willingly, but he has stated multiple times that he doesn't want to "fade out" either. I think him seeing a number if his peers fade out and be forced to leave (ex. Bobby Bowden) has really affected him.
That all being said, I give us 3-4 more years of strong seasons (which I think will happen) before Spurrier retires. And even then I can't see him fully leaving football, there's gotta be some way he can still participate and have imput.
Fun thought- now that his family is all in Cola if he does help support a school post retirement, there's a great chance it'll be Carolina.
If not Charlie or Franklin, then it will be Kirby Smart.
Top 2: Shawn Elliott, Kirby Smart
Next 2: Les Miles, Sonny Dykes
Future 2: Marcus Lattimore, Shaq Wilson
It is Head Ball Coach not Ole Or Old Ball Coach.
Internally, Ward's the only one who makes sense. He's the only assistant who's coordinated one side of the ball by himself. He's not been in charge of the defense long, though, so I'm not sure he'd get hired if Spurrier left in the next two or three years.
Spurrier...I appreciate him plenty
I'm not looking forward to Spurrier's retirement at all. Just about anybody will be a step down. I don't know that even I fully appreciate just how good of a coach that he is, and I think the world of him. I am not sold on Strong, really. They played like absolute crap against some bad teams last year, and Bridgewater bailed them out of at least 4 games. Their defense was really bad most of the year. I like Strong as a person, but I don't know about him.
I trust that Tanner will make a good hire. Whammy, or Elliot would be good choices. I guess a lot of people think that a lot of coaches would be upgrades on the recruiting front, but I don't know about that either. This staff has done a WHALE of a job getting the in state kids, and have gotten enough OOS talent to be very successful. South Carolina, as much as we love it, is not a school that kids outside the state have grown up dreaming of playing for. Our recent success will pay off the next couple of years, but these kids grew up watching us be a very mediocre team. The recruiting we have done has been amazing, imo.
Also, to call Spurrier "The Ole Ball Coach" is disrespectful. He doesn't like it. Calling him Old does not help our cause. Perpetuating this name is disrespectful, imho. Not hating, just trying to be reasonable.
This post was edited by steve miller 10 months ago
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
I'll be yo huckleberry...
The rug really tied the room together, did it not?
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