GAMECOCK HEAD FOOTBALL COACH SIGNED THROUGH 2017
University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier has received a two-year contract extension from the school’s board of trustees, a deal which will keep him coaching the Gamecocks through the 2017 season. Spurrier – who makes $2.9 million a year – did not receive a pay raise as part of the extension, although he will make $3 million next year per the terms of his current deal.
The coach can earn more money if the Gamecocks win a conference or national title.
Spurrier, 67, has elevated USC’s program to unprecedented heights over the last three years – something that few thought possible after he posted an uninspiring 35-28 mark (including an 18-22 record against Southeastern Conference opponents) through his first five seasons.
Seriously … anyone who sat through the Gamecocks’ 20-7 loss to Connecticut in the 2010 Papajohns.com Bowl knows exactly how precarious Spurrier’s position was at the end of the 2009 season. Critics – including this website’s founding editor – were venomous.
Since then, though, Spurrier’s Gamecocks have evolved into one of the nation’s premier programs – posting a 30-9 mark (including a 17-7 mark against SEC opponents). Spurrier has won three in a row against both Georgia and Tennessee, and two out of three against Florida. He’s also beaten Clemson four times in a row – something that hasn’t happened in six decades.
Along the way, the Gamecocks have won their first SEC Eastern Division championship and posted their first ever 11-win season and Top Ten finish.
No. 10 South Carolina (10-2, 6-2 SEC) will play No. 18 Michigan (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) in the 2013 Outback Bowl – the school’s fifth straight bowl appearance.
(For a complete 2012-13 bowl schedule, click here).
We challenged Spurrier three years ago to win football games. He has responded – and then some. And while we wish there were times he did a better job bottling the prima donna act, there’s no arguing with the results on the field.
Pic: Travis Bell, Sideline Carolina
His position was never in doubt after the Papa John’s Bowl. Only those like yourself, who failed to see the bigger picture, thought so.
Money money money money… Money!
Hey Smirks, just curious, but were you referring to the Red Cafe lyrics:
“Red Cafe Money Money Money”
[feat. Diddy & Fabolous]
Money money money
Money money money
Or perhaps it was the ABBA lyrics:
“Abba Money Money Money Lyrics”
I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain’t it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That’s too bad
In my dreams I have a plan
If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn’t have to work at all, I’d fool around and have a ball…
;-p Anyway, had to ask. Somehow you just don’t strike me as a “Dancing Queen” type. I mean I just don’t see you as young and sweet. I think you’re older than seventeen, so old that I doubt you could feel the beat from a tambourine. I doubt you can dance or jive, but then again, mayhap you may very well be having the time of your life when you see that girl and watch the scene!! Mayhap you are indeed diggin’ the dancin’ queen!!
Seriously, why do you have to bring up the 35-28 start and the Papa John’s Bowl in every…single…article about Spurrier? Aren’t we wayyyyyy past that now?
“We challenged Spurrier to win football games. He has responded.”
Yes, d-bag, I’m sure it was you he has directly responded to.
He’s getting too old; it’s time to trade up! We’ll be left nursing a Bobby Bowden through the next several years of depletion.
If we trade up now the program can continue to advance as we could attract a top notch young guy.
For the life of me I don’t see where a guy who’s 67 and a multimillionaire would want to go through all that stress. Guess there’s a larger than life ego to feed.
Yeh I was thinking the same thing.
Like I’ve posted before:
know the difference between God & Steve Spurrier??
God dosen’t think he is Steve Spurrier!!!!
Another ridiculous article about USC. I agree with the above posters that it is a little strange that Fits mentions the 35-28 start and the Papa Johns bowl almost every time he says anything about Spurrier. Furthermore, anyone that really followed USC over the years would realize that 35-28 was not half bad considering the history, and surely no reason to be “venomous” .. Oh well I guess the improvement is due to the fact that Steve Spurrier paid lots of attention to FITS founding editors challenge to win games.
I bet there’s an clause in there stating he can quit/retire at any time. So the contract extension is nothing more than a recruiting tool that can be used to tell recruits he’ll be here their entire college career. But in reality, it means little.
You don’t need a clause. He can quit or retire whenever he wants, just like anyone else with a contract.
That’s exactly what it is — a way to tell recruits that he’s here for a long time.
Spurrier is going to keep coaching for as long as it keeps entertaining him. As long as we keep winning, he’s going to keep coaching.
So the Clemsux Pussycats will be grabbing their ankles until 2017?
First, I would like to thank FITS for the confidence he has shown over the last few years. It has meant so much to me and my coaching staff.
But most of all, I would like to thank him for the reminder after the UCon game that winning really is what this is all about. The refocusing of our efforts his voice of reason provided made us concentrate laser like on my duties. FITS’ innuendo that once we lost Marcus, last year and this, would sink us to mediocrity was just the catalyst our team needed to pull together and lose, well, one game in both seasons after his departure.
Fits, your commentary means the world to me. Sort of like RON MORRIS’. Keep it up!
FITS Wrote: “Spurrier, 67, has elevated USC’s program to unprecedented heights over the last three years – something that few thought possible”….
Only Stupid MotherF^&*er losers like FITS did not think it was possible..
It will never cease to amaze me How Ignorant FITS is. His Loser, ‘Can’t-Do’ mentality is Unbelievable when you consider he was (is) the head Idiot for one of the most selfish, narcissistic pieces of $#!* to ever slime his way into our governor’s office…
FITS: Seeing that fool you sucked-off to the top, did not teach you that ANYTHING is possible…????
T, come on man. the dude is an admitted womanbeater, drug addict, brags about fucking any skank dumb enough to spread her legs, and seems to revel in humiliating his wife publicly. (or either she likes it.) the lowlife runs a transparent disinformation outfit masquerading as a political website. the admitted and convicted woman beater and heroin addict probably cant look at enough pics of lady gaga’s dick bulge, but you know what, T? youre still on this site EVERY DAY, running your fucking yapo like it matters at all. LOL YOURE A FCKIN BIGGER CLOWN THAN THE WOMANBEATER DRUGADDICT LOWLIFEW PIECE OF SHIT THAT RUNS THIS SITE. your whole existnce seems to be obsessed with every little article, every lie, everypiece of propaganda, scarp of gossip, and ESPECIALLY EVERY TRANSVESTITE POPSTAR DICKBULGE PIC that is posted on this site. LOL
FITS also is a gay lover with Wes Donehue
I’m a Gamecock fan and a Spurrier fan, but fits, in order to become a truly “premier” program we have to win the big games. LSU was an interesting game that we could have won. Florida was an embarrassment.
I guess you were asleep during the UGA, Clemson, and (to some extent) UT games the past 3 years?
Did YOU just call someone a prima donna?!
At this point, win or lose, we should keep the HBC for as long as he is willing,
given that he doesn’t cover up any sex abuse crimes by his staff, etc., etc.
Football should be a tradition and as long as you have a first-class coach giving 100% to recruit and win, then any institution worth its salt should accept that there will be ups and downs and display loyalty to the guy who is willing to face the grind.
Doubt you read this rag coach, but when and if you do, well, I drink Dos Sequis.
So 9 in a row.