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Steve Spurrier is entering his seventh season as head coach at South Carolina.
Over that span, he's led the Gamecocks to a less-than-stellar 44-33 overall record, and a slightly worse 23-25 record in the SEC.
But Spurrier is leading the Gamecocks on a steady upwards climb.
Last season, USC won their first ever SEC-East Division title, and finished the season 9-5, the best under Spurrier.
With the amount of talent returning, the smart money is on another positive season at South Carolina.
Beyond that, Spurrier has proven himself as a successful coach over time. While the head coach at Florida, Spurrier led the Gators to a 122-27-1 record overall, a 87-12 SEC mark, six SEC titles, and a national title. Spurrier also never failed to reach a bowl game (other than his first year, in which Florida was ineligible), and posted a 6-5 record in bowl games. Florida also played in three BCS bowls in the four years Spurrier was head coach in the BCS era.
Point being, Spurrier is one heckuva coach, and given time, he has the ability to turn SC into a perennial SEC and national contender.