Spurrier Is Mr. College Football
Spurrier starts his second season as South Carolina head coach tonight against Mississippi State, and he’s really got a stake in the game now. He just dropped $250,000 in donations to upgrade the school’s football facility. The ol’ ball coach hopes his actions will show how serious he is about South Carolina football and encourage others to join in.
I like it, a coach putting his money where his mouth (and the school’s outstretched hand) is. You have to keep up with the Joneses, and the Bowdens. That’s just the way it is in today’s game. What’s new today is ancient five years from now and you have to keep up. And they deserve to keep up at South Carolina.
They’re an interesting bunch. You tell me, selling out games when you’re 0-11, is that the sign of a true fan or a glutton for punishment? How else can fans really voice their concern other than to stop giving money and stop attending games (neither of which is good for NCAA Football)? Of course there are more and more message boards.
But to me, you can’t fault them for doing that, because that’s what fans do. Fans show up to the game no matter what, and the Gamecock faithful have certainly done that
And they've definitely paid their dues.
The Clemson rivalry was already fantastic, but when you throw in a little Spurrier vs. Bowden, you get a rivalry on par with any in the nation.
There are great college football equations all over the country, but they don’t get any better than the set up the ‘Cocks have going. And it’s a great way to usher in the new season.