There’s always a hot take when you need one.

And this one’s… something.

You know, there’s no rule that says once you type something moronic you have to click on “Tweet”.

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32 responses to “There’s always a hot take when you need one.

  1. gotthepicture

    Not touching the political side of it, but I was a bit surprised they jumped on Beamer. I guess Billy Napier turned them down. I would have at least taken a swing a Sarkisian before jumping on Beamer after all that buyout money they spent.

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    • Apparently according to Josh Kendall at The Athletic, Beamer was the leading candidate with Ray Tanner since his interview last week.

      I imagine Shane is heading up to Rabun County as soon as the ink is dry on everything to convince Stockton to hang with his commitment.

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      • gotthepicture

        Yes, I heard that Beamer had a lot of support and was a leading candidate and maybe he does a great job, but maybe they just spent a lot of money to rearrange the chairs on the Titanic.

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      • bigjohnson1992

        Ray Turner knows that no established, successful D1 coach will come to SC. So, saying this is our guy all along, is a very PC way of saying no one worth a dang wanted it. Classic wordsmith deflection.

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  2. SCU has UGA, Clemson, Florida, A&M every single year. Throw in the West crossover, and in a typical year, they are significantly out talented in 5 games. Not to mention Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri.

    This is the ultimate deadend job.

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  3. This isn’t “Being a Gamecock fan is like being a Jewish person in 1930s Germany,” but it’s on the way there.

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  4. practicaldawg

    Promoting a journeyman TE coach to HC of a flailing SEC program amid a pandemic. What could possibly go wrong. Congrats to Beamer for locking in that golden parachute money though.

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  5. sniffer

    The hire smells of mediocrity. Not that Beamer is likely no good but rather that none of the top coaching prospects would make the move to Columbia. They would have been better served keeping Bobo, IMO. I guess no record is better than a record.

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  6. 86bone

    The ANGC was why Holtz and Spurrier came to Columbia. Hootie promised Holtz a membership and he got it. Payne would never allow Spurrier in, the rest is history!
    BTW…Holtz is the most disliked member, take that to the bank!

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    • Russ

      Well, he does keep the turf watered when he plays. Just have to get him to tell a story.

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      • James A Mercer Jr

        These comments about a guy who just received the highest award given to an American citizen, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And, if you ever met him you’d know he was a good human being. Plus, a pretty fair coach!

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  7. The South Carolina is tougher than the Vanderbilt job when you throw in fan expectations. They have arguably 2 of the top 5 programs in the sport as the games in which their coach is measured against. Spurrier gave them just enough success to make them believe it’s possible to be SEC and nationally relevant. They are in a state that has good (but not deep) high school football. They get the leftovers from Georgia after UGA, Clemson, Auburn and Alabama scoop up the blue chips. Same in Florida.

    Just a tough job to be successful year in and year out.

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  8. 3rdandGrantham

    JC seems to be trying to ailenate as many cock fans as possible with that tweet. And that tweet itself literally is comparing apples to space rockets.

    So Carolina is hiring a guy with no HC experience and no coordinator experience. Talk about a proverbial rolling of the dice. I’m surprised they didn’t at least go after the Coastal Carolina coach…maybe he turned them down as well. Either way, it just feels like a desperate move, in which SCU is hoping Shane will be the next Dabo (followed by him sticking around and not leaving for greener pastures).

    As for SCU fans, I’m surprised just how positive they are over this; I thought for sure a majority of them would be downright angry over the hire. But, when optimism, hope and a ‘wait till next year’ attitude has been your calling for 110+ years, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised after all.

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  9. Derek

    Shane Beamer is a “cannon shot!”

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  10. theotherdoug

    What if we elected head coaches every 4 years? What if they could be recalled? lol.

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  11. gurkhadawg

    I have a hypothetical question. Considering his recruiting chops, how do you think Kirby would do at little usc. I doubt he would be pulling the #1 or #2 class each year, but do y’all think he could get the 4, 5, or 6 class consistently and make them a very good program?

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    • W Cobb Dawg

      First of all, he wouldn’t have inherited players like Chubb, Michel, Wynn, Zo Carter, Baker, etc. And if UGA had a HC who prioritized a recruiting fence around the state, Kirby would have a much tougher time. And considering he’s showing himself as not being a top X’s and O’s guy, stealing wins would be a struggle. I think he’d be better than Boom. But getting to the secc would be a one-off event. Even 3 for 5 secc’s at UGA might be seen by many as underachieving.

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      • rigger92

        Roquan made 2017 happen as much as Chubb, Michel did. Fromm just rode the wave. That was a special combination that ticked all the boxes. What a year.

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    • bigjohnson1992

      Without the recruiting prowess and the talent rich state of Georgia, Kirby is muschamp. He better thank god every night that he let muschamp take the SC job instead of him. Kirby is no x and o, gameday coaching guru. That much is clear.

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  12. TN Dawg

    What is Beamer getting paid?

    If they are getting him for $500 k a year, might not be the worst idea.

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  13. Mid-Age Man Coniston

    Shutburtt is a usc jr. fan, and, like all fans of that program, he is both desperate for success and extraordinarily loyal. He wants this hire to work so bad that he’s fine doing whatever mental gymnastics it takes to convince himself it will work. I don’t see it happening, but there again I’m not a gamecock fan.

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