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South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier
SEC Record: 128-43 (41-31 at South Carolina)
Overall Record: 219-79-2 (77-39 at South Carolina)
Steve Spurrier has led South Carolina to three straight 11-win seasons.
Think about that for a second. South Carolina. Eleven wins. Per season.
Playing at that level was unthinkable 10 years ago when the program had precisely one double-digit win season in its history before Spurrier arrived. When he got there, the Gamecocks were the Chicago Cubs of college football—the program that had no hope but still managed to boast one of the most passionate fanbases in the sport.
Since Spurrier's arrival, he's given the fanbase something that it lacked forever: hope. Three straight top-10 finishes have transformed the program into a perennial division title contender, a team that's on the periphery of the national title discussion and, with five straight wins over Clemson, the unquestioned top dog in the state.
That's a compliment to Spurrier's ability has the Head Ball Coach, because it has never been better than this for South Carolina.