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Old 11-19-06, 11:25 AM
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Steve Spurrier to Miami?

Man, that would be interesting....


Originally Posted by ESPN.com
Source: If Coker fired, Miami to target Spurrier
By Joe Schad
Special to ESPN.com


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.

Miami president Donna Shalala had hoped Coker could win the final two games of the season and then could argue to bring him back. But at 5-6 and with the team in danger of missing a bowl, influential trustees and boosters have begun inquiring about prospective replacements and identified Spurrier, the former Florida coach, as the top choice with the goal of making a splashy hire.

A person close to Spurrier said he is interested in the position largely because he can compete in the state of Florida against his former school and believes he could win a national championship there.

Spurrier makes about $1.3 million a year at South Carolina and has 5 years remaining on his contract. Miami would likely be able to pay him at least $500,000 a year more annually.

Miami is scheduled to play at Florida on Sept. 6, 2008 in what could potentially pit Spurrier against Urban Meyer. The return date is scheduled for 2013 at Miami.

Miami also plays at Oklahoma on Sept. 8, 2007. Spurrier is close with Sooners coach Bob Stoops, his former defensive coordinator at Florida.

Joe Schad is ESPN TV's national college football reporter.
Link: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2668273
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Old 11-19-06, 11:29 AM
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I would if I were him, Miami is a better program than South Carolina plus I want him out of the SEC
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I'm a Hokie fan and season ticket holder. I love Spurrier and would love for him to join the ACC.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
I'm a Hokie fan

I'm sorry.
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Originally Posted by matta
I'm sorry.
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Old 11-19-06, 11:58 AM
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Wow...that'd be weird. From my understanding Spurrier runs a pretty clean program, no? Might be weird for the U.

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Old 11-19-06, 01:22 PM
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Not gonna happen.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2668273

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier denied a report Sunday that he is a candidate for the head coaching job at Miami, which could become vacant after the season.

A source close to the situation told ESPN's Joe Schad earlier Sunday that Spurrier was being considered as a replacement for current Miami coach Larry Coker, who has suffered through a season full of turmoil and is widely rumored to be on the way out.

"I am not a candidate," Spurrier told ESPN.com's Ivan Maisel. "I took this job to do what the experts said couldn't be done, which was to win an SEC championship here. We've got a good recruiting class coming in, we think.

"That [Miami] is a tough job. This is the challenge for me."

Spurrier is 13-10 in two seasons in Columbia. The Gamecocks are 6-5 as they prepare to play in-state rival Clemson on Saturday.

Miami president Donna Shalala had hoped Coker could win the final two games of the season and then could argue to bring him back. But at 5-6 and with the team in danger of missing a bowl, influential trustees and boosters have begun inquiring about prospective replacements and identified Spurrier, the former Florida coach, as the top choice with the goal of making a splashy hire.

Spurrier makes about $1.3 million a year at South Carolina and has 5 years remaining on his contract.

When Spurrier left Florida to coach the NFL's Washington Redskins in 2002, he said he desired to coach somewhere that expectations weren't so immense on a yearly basis. But a move to Miami would certainly bring added expectation. Coker is under intense pressure and scrutiny despite compiling a 53-9 record prior to this season.

On Friday, South Carolina unveiled a near-$200 million proposal that included expanding the stadium by up to 8,000 seats and an $11.4 million academic learning center.
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Originally Posted by TruGator

That's what everyone says until it's a done deal. Otherwise they'd hang him in SC for looking to leave if that Miami offer dissapeared.
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Spurrier isn't Butch Davis. He isn't going anywhere. He has invested a lot into South Carolina and he enjoys being the underdog. At UF he hated the fact that fans would be disappointed over a 9 win season. He would get that same culture at Miami.
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Yeah, as much as I would love it (let's face it, Miami's offense is what has let them down the last few years, and Spurrier could fix that easily), it won't happen.
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