Sunday, October 09, 2005

Can Steve Spurrier Build a SEC Competitor in South Carolina?

Can Steve Spurrier Build a SEC Competitor in South Carolina?

No. Not according to Paul of Paulwesterdawg's Blog.

http://georgiasports.blogspot.com/2005/09/can-south-carolina-ever-build-elite.html

Why? According to Paul the recruiting pool is too small in South Carolina.

Here is my retort:

Paul,
You don't think Spurrier can build a team that will seriously compete in the SEC because of recruiting? Because, as you put it, he doesn't have access to the players?
Come on, man, you're joking right?
You don't think any top college-bound passing QB in the nation wouldn't seriously consider getting schooled in the art by a Heisman QB who also mentored a Heisman QB?
You understand that Steve Spurrier can draw top players from beyond South Carolina, don't you? And no better place than Florida where the Spurrier legacy is still very much alive and well, my friend. That's a sizable pool to draw from. If the younger players in Florida need a SOS refresher, you can bet their parents still have a fresh understanding of the winning charisma of Steve Spurrier teams.
But this business of South Carolina being too small a pool is a dawg turd. (no offense even cocks drop turds)
Compare these numbers, from the source you're using Scout.com:
South Carolina:
5 Star Players 2
4 Star Players 3
3 Star Players 16
Louisiana (LSU):
5 Star Players 1
4 Star Players 4
3 Star Players 17
Tennessee
5 Star Players 0
4 Star Players 4
3 Star Players 8
Look at these numbers from perennial powers outside the SEC:
Oklahoma (BCS#2 2004)
5 Star Players 1
4 Star Players 5
3 Star Players 11
Nebraska
5 Star Players 0
4 Star Players 1
3 Star Players 1
And check this one out from last year:
Utah (BCS #6 2004 ahead of #7 UGA)
5 Star Players 0
4 Star Players 4
3 Star Players 4
And there's a whole lot more of these kinds of comparisions too.
Does being located in a state with a large recruiting pool help? Of course.
But having a smaller pool is not any show-stopper. It won't have much effect on Coach building South Carolina into a competitor in the SEC.
I noticed you've pretty much conceded next year's contest between USC and UGA in Columbia. lol.
Why don't we re-visit this theory of yours in 3 years, my friend?