I love the site. I just feel that there is a little anti-Spurrier slant, and I say this as a person who is not a big Spurrier fan. Other than that all good. Thanks so much.
South Carolina’s loss to Georgia in early-September created quite a bit of friction inside the Gamecocks’ program. You might remember two coaches fighting on the sideline or Jadeveon Clowney questioning the way coaches were using him. You might also recall Steve Spurrier saying that his coaches needed to be more creative with their defensive looks and vowing to give “Coach (Lorenzo) Ward some suggestions.”
Apparently none of those suggestions dealt with stopping big plays. Only one BCS team has allowed three pass plays of 70 or more yards on the season. In fact, no other SEC defense has allowed three passing plays of 60 or more yards.
“We’ve got some issues that we haven’t cleaned up yet, and we’re going to try to clean them up. I’ll be helping out with the secondary. Obviously, we haven’t gotten it corrected yet, but we’ll keep working on it.”
There’s certainly nothing wrong with a head coach doffing his CEO hat in order to take a hands-on approach with a specific unit on his team. But to say suggest he’s coming to the rescue every time a particular problem comes up sorta/kinda hangs out to dry the coach charged with handling that group.
Of course, that in itself might be a Spurrier motivational tactic.