‘Cock envy

I just shake my head over comments like this one from The State’s Ron Morris:

… That is part of the rub with Spurrier. His success at Florida and Duke works against him at USC and has fueled great unrest among Gamecocks fans.

“His success at Duke”?  The Duke University?

Don’t get me wrong – what the OBC did at Duke was impressive, relatively speaking.  It’s pointing out that South Carolina fans are jealous about it that’s… so sad.  Yet not so surprising.

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  1. Spurrier won his conference at Duke. USC, not gonna happen.

  2. peacedog

    I’d never stopped to consider this. Granted, the ACC-co championship was fluky (same conference record as UVA but lost the head-to-head, and this not being a conference title game era that’s how it ended with UVA going to the citrus bowl).

    South Carolina has a dream of a fluky co-championship.

  3. How long do his supporters get to play the Duke card before someone notices that this was the pre-FSU ACC, with no conference championship? His basketball school beat a couple of other basketball schools. Ho-hum.

  4. peacedog

    I think most people recognize that it was pre-ACC/pre-conference championship.

    It was still *Duke*. 1989 was highly improbable.

  5. Yeah, it was Duke. In an eight-way sissy fight. Somebody’s gotta win.

    I guess my issue with Spurrier is that he’s pretty good when he’s playing with a stacked deck, i.e., when he was coaching Florida against the likes of DiNardo, Goff, Dubose, etc. But heaven help him when he has to recruit, motivate and recover from adversity — all the stuff that good coaches do to revive moribund programs. He’s in year four, playing with almost entirely his recruits, and he’s losing ground to Vandy. This is Spurrier Football.

  6. peacedog

    The ACC never consistently put out quality depth or high tier teams. But it still put out some good teams, even back then. I’m not so blind that I don’t recognize it.

  7. UgaMatt

    If I’m not mistaken, Ron Morris has picked Carolina to beat us for 75 years in a row, so I take everything he says with a huge hunk of salt.

  8. I think most people recognize that it was pre-ACC/pre-conference championship.

    It was still *Duke*. 1989 was highly improbable.

    Keep in mind that Tech was only a year from a national championship, and that Clemson was churning out 10-win seasons with regularity. And yeah. It was friggin Duke.

  9. The best line is the last, beat the number two team in the country, we will crush them

  10. Robert

    I think the USC poll results in Morriss’ column says it all.

    GATA!

  11. You owe me a roll of paper towels. Your headline made me spew my coffee all over my computer screen and desk.

  12. NebraskaDawg

    Hard to work “Cock”, “Rub” and “Envy” all in the same story without being dirty.

  13. Thomas Brown

    Steve Spurrier, from the time of his failed NFL botched attempt at coaching, has done extremely poorly at South Carolina. And, he blames the University of South Carolina Administration with whom he has had several sparring sessions about his recruits which they will not let in to play for him.

    22-17 is his record at South Carolina.

    This is his 4th season.

    He does not have a winning bowl record.

    In fact, not at South Carolina and not at Florida either.

    This Loss to Intramural Vandie 6 days ago leaves Steve Spurrier with only two more games he could Lose at South Carolina in the Next Entire 4 years.

    Steve Spurrier has 17 Losses in 3 years and 2 games at South Carolina.

    Coach Richt has 19 Losses in 7 years and 2 games at UGA.

    It’s amazing for the once-storied Ole Ball Coach.

    It’s his 4th season, yet he has won exactly one bowl game.

    He can’t keep a coaching staff over there.

    He cannot recruit his way out of a wet paper bag.

    It all started when Steve Spurrier announced coming in before the bowl game 4 years ago, but refusing to coach in the game that with a 6-5 South Carolina winning record in 2004 for Lou Holtz saying that he did not believe that South Carolina earned a bowl bid. He refused to let the team play in a bowl game, saying they were bad boys. This for a school who has a Grand Total of 4 Bowl Wins in their stinking 114-year football history. South Carolina began playing football in 1894 and have 4 Bowl Wins ever.

    But, Steve Spurrier did not stop with his Petulant Child ways at just refusing to allow his team to play in a bowl game in 2004, **in addition, Steve Spurrier took the recruits both committed to South Carolina and those On-Scholarship at South Carolina and booted them out.** He stole their Scholarships from them. It was a huge big stink. Coach Richt has recruited South Carolina better than Steve Spurrier since that date. Do you see the connection ?

    Why would a recruit go to Steve Spurrier’s lousy South Carolina team ?

    To have him rip their Scholarship Away ?

    To have South Carolina blot the recruit’s record by saying the recruit would not be allowed into South Carolina, when Steve Spurrier says those denied recruits were eligible and should have been allowed in.

    The best Steve Spurrier has done at South Carolina is 8-5. Lou Holtz had South Carolina years of 9-3 and 8-4, for example.

    South Carolina plays an incredibly tough Strength of Schedule.

    **Did you know that all 6 of the SEC Eastern Division teams have votes in the most recent Polls** ?

    No. 59 in the BCS Rankings, Steve Spurrier must have voted for South Carolina instead of Duke like he used to do every year before this season.

    Steve Spurrier arrived at South Carolina with a 142-40-2 Record.

    Now, he is 164-57-2.

    77 percent of his Games, Steve Spurrier had won before joining lousy South Carolina.

    73 percent of his Games, now, Steve Spurrier has won.

    Once the Best in The SEC, now he is not on the List.

    56 percent winning percentage at only 22-17 at South Carolina Spurrier at USC.

    80 percent winning percentage at 74-19 Coach Richt at UGA.

    No. 19 Final AP Poll in 2000-2001, Lou Holtz did quite well at South Carolina compared to Steve Spurrier.

    No. 13 Final AP Poll in 2001-2002, Lou Holtz did quite well at South Carolina compared to Steve Spurrier.

    **Steve Spurrier hasn’t sniffed the Top 25, and this is year 4 when him buried in the Polls yet again, actually ranked No. 59 in the BCS Poll today. No. 59 Steve Spurrier.**

    Failure.

    **Steve Spurrier has played only 3 BCS Conference Opponents. He has a Losing Record against The SEC, a Losing Record to the Big XII and has a 14-17 Record against BCS Schools at South Carolina.**

    That’s it.

    Those are the only 3 Conferences Steve Spurrier has played who are BCS Conference Opponents.

    **14-17 against BCS Conference Opponents.**

    **Losing Record against BCS Conference Opponents.**

    **Losing.**

    **14-17.** This is Spurrier’s Coaching Record at USC against SEC, ACC, and Big XII Opponents, and he has yet to play anyone in the PAC-10, Big East or Big Ten.

    The Petulant Child bad mouths his opponents (“It’s not like UGA is some great and powerful team we just beat.”)

    The Petulant Child bad mouths his players.

    The Petulant Child bad mouths the University of South Carolina Administration.

    **And, he is a damn loser.**

    Not once in now his 4th season at South Carolina, has Steve Spurrier had a Top 25 team.

    Steve Spurrier at South Carolina :

    Spurrier has a **Losing Record to Coach Richt.**

    Spurrier has a **Losing Record to Tammy Bowden’s Climpson Farmers.**

    Spurrier has a **Losing Record to Les Miles at LSU.**

    Spurrier has a **Losing Record to Phillip Fulmer’s vols.**

    Spurrier has a **Losing Record to Bobby Johnson at Vanderbilt.**

    Spurrier has a **Losing Record to Houston Nutt when he was at Arkansas.**

    Spurrier has a **Losing Record to Urban Meyer at Florida.**

    Spurrier has a **Losing Record to Alabama.**

    Spurrier has a **Losing Record to Tommy Tuberville at Auburn.**

    Spurrier has a **Losing Record to BCS Schools in his 4-year Failure at South Carolina.**

    They say that Spurrier must win this season, or he is gone from South Carolina.

    April 20, 1945, the OLD ball coach is now 63 years old. He has Lost 1 game already this season and has yet face : Coach Richt, Houston Nutt, Les Miles, Phillip Fulmer, Bobby Petrino, Urban Meyer, and Tammy Bowden – not a 1 of which does he have a wining record against at South Carolina. This is Spurrier’s worst season at USC, and yet it is his 4th season. His recruits have been there 4 years now today. Lou Holtz had better teams than Steve Spurrier at South Carolina. A LOT better.

  14. AceG8tr

    Sammy:

    “we will crush them.”

    That might have been a little too strong.

    AG

  15. AceG8tr

    Sammy:

    “we will be in a dawg fight with under 4 minutes to go” sounds a lot better.

    AG

  16. AceG8tr

    You guys should thank your lucky stars that the OBC didn’t do you again!

    AG