Cutting edge

Leave it to Steve Spurrier to innovate:  with the hiring of his second (!) defensive coordinator, he’s now the only coach in the country with two defensive assistant coaches making $700,000 or more.


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16 responses to “Cutting edge

  1. Will Trane

    SOS like sideline action among his coaches when things start going south of the border.


  2. Cojones

    He needs a D coor of the first sort, but doesn’t want to discourage recruits by getting rid of the second sort. When Hoke’s D becomes known, the second sort will become the Garner of SC.


    • Otto

      Did Ellis just retire after Auburn? or did I miss a hire? He had some solid defenses at USCe.


      • Cojones

        Yes indeedy. And he hurt us. But what happened at Auburn that hurt him? He was only there two years, right? The fact that we creamed them last year could have added to his demise, but he is a respectable D coor. I thought he headed to the pros.


        • Bulldog Joe

          Two years is about the normal shelf life of a DC at Auburn.

          Historically, AU burns through DCs as fast as Florida burns through OCs.

          Injuries in the defensive line was the main contributor to Ellis’ departure.


  3. JCDAWG83

    Spurrier sealed his fate with his “2 or 3 more years” comment. On top of that, he came across as not being particularly enthusiastic about those 2 or 3 years. It’s hard to un ring a bell, especially when every other coach that recruits against him will keep that quote fresh in the minds of high school kids. Their recruiting class ended up ranked about #20, not exactly elite SEC program territory.

    Maybe he will go ahead and leave after this season, it wouldn’t surprise me.


    • PTC DAWG

      I also could see him bugging out…he doesn’t seem the type that wants to sit through too many 6-7 win seasons.


  4. LorenzoDawgriquez

    Now he will have two guys to throw under the bus after losses


  5. Argondawg

    The crazy thing is that going 6-6 at South Carolina 15 years ago would have gotten someone a lifetime contract. The OBC is one of the best game time coaches around. He just is to many generations removed from this generation of prima donnas. That won’t change and the state doesn’t produce enough top D1 talent to support two top notch programs.


    • 69Dawg

      I saw an article that said the Metro Atlanta area had more high schools than the whole state of South Carolina. No wonder SOS has to recruit GA or lose big.


  6. AusDawg85

    How will he have room for a Special Teams coach? You just HAVE to have one, amirite?!


  7. Macallanlover

    How did that non-descript class get a Top 20 ranking? Same with FU, makes you wonder about all the stars and class rankings. Lots of games played in these recruiting circles based on which program you are, or are not. These middle of the road schools push the top guys regularly 2-3 times a season. Does that mean the highly paid coaches get out coached that much? Seems there is less gap between class rating than fans think given how many want to slit their throats every NSD or ridicule others about signings.


    • Get some perspective… FU is still 10th in the SEC and the ButtChuggers lapped them. uT hasn’t beaten the gators in a decade. Cocks at 8 in SEC. Butch Please can recruit… no doubt about it. Can he coach?


  8. Rebar

    Spurrier has pissed me off plenty, but I’m gonna miss him when he’s gone


  9. what’s the old saying too many cooks spoil the broth. This isn’t going to work. Is he going to pull his D coordinator just like he use to pull his QB’s? The smell of panic is emanating from Columbia.