Thursday, April 24, 2008

Spurrier on the Hot Seat???

The The Dead Guy's SEC site has a interesting post concerning the Fox Sports article about 20 burning questions about the 2008 college football season.

The Question that stuck out to me was #7 on the list. It asks -

Which coaches will be on the hot seat if the team doesn't meet expectations?

It says -

Charlie Weis, Mike Stoops, Steve Spurrier, Tommy Bowden, Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno. Ok, those last two coaches will never be fired, and rightfully so. But there will be discontented whispers, and that may cause a new opening in the Athletic Department to come up, if the Nits and the 'Noles don't have winning seasons and/or a bowl berth. Or the conduct of their players continues to be a sore spot. Weis has already been explained in question #14, and Mike Stoops is sharing the hot seat with him. Simply put, Arizona hasn't improved, and it looks like Stoops' real talent- that of a DC- would be better served back in Norman, Oklahoma. Steve Spurrier has been put on the hot seat because when you are making as many millions as he is, dropping five straight games after reaching #6 doesn't cut it. Throw in some questionable discipline techniques, four years to rebuild, and you have a seat dialed up to hot. Tommy Bowden's record is very good at Clemson; 87-46. Heck, he was even coach of the year in 2006. But when are we going to move past the Champs Sports Bowl, Chick-fil-A bowl and the Music City Bowl? The Tigers are loadedthis year, and there is no excuse for them not to be in a BCS bowl. None.

So I ask you - do you think it is just to to even place Spurrier's name in the mix of "being on the hot seat?" I guess what I am asking is if Spurrier delivers the gamecock faithful another 6-6 season would the AD department begin to think of life after Spurrier?

I don't think Spurrier is "on the hot seat;" we gotta understand what he was left with and in today's football world it takes more than 5 years to turn a team around, especially in the SEC. I agree the expectations are high but we also got to realize what we got and who we are up against....give Steve-O some time people and we will work his "black magic."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Post Spring Game Poll #2

Here is the second question for you to respond to based off what you saw or read concerning the USC Gamecocks in the Spring Game and throughout Spring Practice ---

If you were to make the decision of who the starting QB for S. Carolina would be for the first game, who would you name and why?


Monday, April 21, 2008

Post Spring Game Poll

Now that the Spring Game (i.e glorified practice) is complete here is the poll question --

Based on what you saw or read concerning the USC Gamecocks in the Spring Game and throughout Spring Practice, what is your prediction on how the Gamecocks will finish in 08? (you know like 8-5, 9-4, etc)

Post your vote in the comment section!