Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks: Not His Fault

Ken Campbell@@kenniman1951Contributor IMarch 13, 2009

In this age of, "It's not how you play the game, it's whether you win or lose," it's easy to blame the coach.

He is, or course, the CEO of a football franchise that has been given the responsibility to turn the team around.

When South Carolina brought the 'ol ball coach into its' lackluster football program, it was excitement like I haven't seen or felt before. Well, maybe when Lou was brought in.

The fact is, no matter who has taken the helm of my Gamecocks' football team, the players have not played up to their potential. It's the same old story year after year—the team will start out playing pretty decent in a game or the beginning of the season.

Then it happens—they start to fall apart. In no time, the crumbling begins.

How can a coach, even with the skills and success of Spurrier, be expected to turn a program around in just a few years—especially one that has always been average at best?

Of course, we don't want to comment on the worst.

There is still time Steve—You can do it!

Go Cocks!