I think that Spurrier really wanted to win there at first. He had something to prove, and he had remarkable success. But the call of the golf course eventually became too much for him.Two of their last 4 coaches are in the college football hall of fame. I realize that Steve Spurrier might have been mailing it in for most of his tenure but Lou Holtz, I'm sure, only knows how to give 100%. USCe usually can't out recruit Clemson in their own state. As for pulling great players from Florida, Georgia and the rest of the South--not likely. From California or Texas? Fergeddiboutit. If I were them I would get an OC or DC in his early 40's with charisma, intensity, a lot of upside and a low price tag. Give him at least 4 years to build a program. Be happy if you get to eight wins.
I agree with you. South Carolina has become Clemson's red headed stepchild and I don't see that changing anytime soon. USCe is resting on the side of a steep hill and climbing above the likes of Georgia and Florida is next to impossible. You might even add Tennessee and Kentucky ahead of them if they continue to strengthen.It's just too difficult to get enough talent to break through in the SEC. During that Spurrier run, he hit several home runs. Clowney, Jeffery at WR, and Marcus Lattimore. There were a lot of guys behind those three that were just good 3/4 star guys. But that was not sustainable.
If Muschamp lets them off the hook on his contract, he's dumber than he looks.I thought it was telling that AD Ray Tanner said at the press conference today that they planned to have a new head coach hired “before the early signing period” (Dec. 18-20). With the last regular season games scheduled for for 12/5 and now make up games being pushed to 12/12, I think the PTB decided they couldn’t wait until the end of the season if they wanted to has a chance to improve this current recruiting class. I think they are currently rated #56 in 24/7 (1 4* & 15 *). I think they hope that finding/naming someone in the next couple of weeks may help them salvage a decent class.
Just speculation but that probably means there is someone they’ve already had discussions with.
Cole Cubelic on WJOX stated that he didn’t believe Muschamp was “fired”. He had heard there was some “negotiations” happening behind the scenes. He doesn’t believe USCe will on the hook for the entire $13-15 million buyout. I guess that remains to be seen.
I would agree. My understanding in speaking with a relative that is a graduate of USC law school is that Muschamp and mega booster Joe Rice have a pretty tight relationship. Rice is supposedly the one heading up the buyout process.If Muschamp lets them off the hook on his contract, he's dumber than he looks.
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