Coaches Hot Seat Blog gets to the heart of the matter with the Spurrier Era in Columbia:
… At Florida, Spurrier’s teams averaged scoring 37.11 points per game, and gave up on defense 18 points per game. At South Carolina, Spurrier’s teams are averaging scoring 25.5 points per game, and the defense is giving up 21.7 points per game. It doesn’t take a genius to see why Spurrier won so many games at Florida, and has struggled so at South Carolina, and the way out of this mess is strikingly simple. Spurrier and the Gamecocks simple needs to score more points, averaging at least 28 to 30 points per game, and Ellis Johnson (the new USC defensive coordinator) needs to keep the opposing teams below 25 points per game…
Unfortunately if you’re a Gamecock fan, CHSB doesn’t see that happening this year.
We predict that Steve Spurrier and South Carolina will have a 6-6 record in 2008. Steve Spurrier is a great football coach, but the lack of a quality QB and a very tough schedule in the SEC will hold the Gamecocks back in ’08.
Tough SEC schedule? Somebody better clue Corso in.
Oh, and don’t miss the “he coulda been a contenda” conclusion.