In a move that would shake college football, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has been targeted as a leading candidate to succeed Larry Coker should he be dismissed as Miami head coach, a source close to the situation said Sunday. Coker is expected to be fired after Thursday's game against Boston College.When Spurrier went to South Carolina, Kirk Herbstreit said on ESPN College Gameday what the rest of the college football world was thinking....."If Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier can't win at South Carolina, no one can." These are Hall of Fame coaches, and they can't move the needle beyond an occassional 8 win season. Who on earth could SC get?
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One fan has published his list of candidates. Most of these guys wouldn't get elected Dog Catcher in Columbia. Much less get named coach. Obviously, that's not an official list...just idle chatter, but it's comedy gold reading the SC message boards today.
Why would Spurrier leave?:
-- He's unhappy with the facilities
-- South Carolina's finances won't let them upgrade facilities fast enough
-- He's struggling with recruiting.
-- His record at Columbia is a blistering 13-10 with a great chance to finish the season with another Clemson loss bringing him to the toweringly unimpressive and frustrating 13-11.
-- He's called his current group of players: Idiots, Dumbasses and Losers.
This is schadenfreude at its best. It's a stick in the eye to UF and the Gamecocks.
BTW -- Miami's Rivals.com site also lists Spurrier as the top candidate. (Subscription)