Hope springs eternal. It’s the offseason, it’s predictable, but it’s still fun to read.
First, the Tech fan who wants some cheese served with his whine:
Once again there are people (including ESPN bloggers) doubting Paul Johnson and Georgia Tech. What does it take for a coach with an conventional (sic) offense to silence critics for good? Urban Meyer did it with a national championship. Is that what it’s going to take for PJ to do the same?
He is a well-respected coach, but it’s not like they’re coming off a top 10 season. They didn’t finish last season off well. I think they’re a top 25 team, but I think there are 3-4 teams in the league who are more talented/complete.
It’s okay, Richard. At least you’ll have something to chat with Feldman about next year.
Or maybe you can be this dude’s pen pal.
Please answer these questions: Will Steve Spurrier ever win an SEC title with the Gamecocks? If so, is this the year? Assuming that it is, wouldn’t that also put them in the national championship game? And if South Carolina does win, would that make him the greatest college football coach ever?
D.H. in Lawtey, Fla.
Only a legitimate clairvoyant (if such really exists) could know whether South Carolina will win an SEC championship and maybe more under Spurrier. Personally, I have my doubts, but I’ve been around too long to rule anything out.
For example, I never saw it coming when Northwestern won the Big Ten under Gary Barnett. And Wake Forest‘s ACC title blindsided me. Heck, I’ll even admit surprise to Oregon winning the Pac-10 championship last season.But if the Gamecocks did win (and that is a huge “if”) the SEC and maybe more, your question about Spurrier’s place among college football’s greatest coaches is certainly interesting…
Translation: feel free to keep in touch.