Previous 2 years before Les Miles arrived at LSU, LSU lost 4 games. They also won a national title. Les inherited a team that could recruit with any program in the entire United States.
Previous 2 years before Steve Spurrier arrived at South Carolina, South Carolina lost 12 games with one of those a losing season and no bowl games. Spurrier inherited a program that got left over players in Georgia, and every once in awhile- Florida. They also routinely lost major recruiting battles within the state.
Spurrier is 31-9 in the last 3 years- including back to back 11 win seasons at South Carolina- something never done in our history. We also finished in the top 10 last year.
That's not a "joke" of any kind. The job Spurrier has done at South Carolina, of all places, is remarkable. That's why folks rank him so high in such polls.
Originally posted by Friendly Foe:
and putting Steve Spurrier that high is a joke. He has been at South Carolina for exactly the same time Miles has been at LSU. Only Miles is averaging over 80% W's and Spurrier has averaged 64%. You can't add in his Florida record of 20 years ago when he and South Carolina have been a joke since before he arrived and ever since.