The Quad looks at South Carolina.

There’s always one little fact the writers at The Quad come up with in their college football countdown that makes my day, and they don’t disappoint with their look at #31 South Carolina.

While most of us look at the Spurrier era in Columbia with a sense of some disappointment – not with regard to the OBC’s quipping, which is as funny as ever, but as to results – The Quad manages to put things in perspective.  Which, since we’re talking about South Carolina after all, means mediocrity is about to rear its ugly head.  Again.

Head coach: Steve Spurrier (’67 Florida), 21-16 with the Gamecocks since taking over in 2005. He has a career record of 163-56-2. Though some may have been expecting more out of Spurrier’s start, his 21 wins are the most by a South Carolina coach in his first three seasons, besting Joe Morrison’s 20-win total from 1983-85. [Emphasis added.]

Rejoice, Gamecock fans.  These are the glory years.

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UPDATE: Inspiration from the OBC.

“With the schedule we play, it isn’t going to be easy,” says Spurrier. “But it can be done. I keep telling everybody if Wake Forest can sneak in there and win an ACC championship, certainly South Carolina can sneak in there and win an SEC.”

What does it say when your head coach is looking up to Wake Forest?

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7 responses to “The Quad looks at South Carolina.

  1. dean

    Spurrier had a comment during the media days about how if he couldn’t get it done in about 3 more years it will be time to let another coach try. My question is what coach will want to take this career killing job? If Lou and Spurrier couldn’t get it done then who can? It truly is a coach’s graveyard.

  2. NebraskaDawg

    Wow! He’s right up there with coaching legend Joe Morrison. Impressive.

  3. Chuck

    He only needed the addition of an extra game each year and about 20 new bowls to allow him to get there.

  4. Boz

    “What does it say when your head coach is looking up to Wake Forest?”

    About as much as saying that his former Duke team had more confidence than the current squad o’ cocks.

  5. TomReagan

    The Salad Days.

  6. Ally

    But, y’all know damn well if they are 6-1 after the first 7 games (with the one loss coming at the hands of the Dawgs for sure) they’ll be pounding their chests & struttin’ around like their national title contenders.

    God, I wish our schedule was that easy.

  7. I keep telling everybody if Wake Forest can sneak in there and win an ACC championship, certainly South Carolina can sneak in there and win an SEC.

    Good teams Wake Forest had to account for in the ACC in 2006:

    Virginia Tech (lost Chicken Biscuit Bowl to Georgia)
    Georgia Tech (Reggie Ball)
    Clemson (Clemson)
    …and that’s it.

    Good teams South Carolina has to account for in the SEC in 2008…well, you get the point.