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Sports Gambling - Spurrier Yet To Break Through

Sports gambling expectations were sky high in at the start of the 2005 season when Steve Spurrier took over as head coach of South Carolina.

Sports gambling domination and success were synonymous with Spurrier from his online sports gambling days at Florida where he won a national championship. South Carolina had a long history of struggling to attain consistent sports gambling success and Spurrier was believed to be the man that could change that.

South Carolina was quickly established as an online sports gambling favorite to dominate the Southeastern Conference and win a championship.  But after 5 sports book gambling seasons Spurrier is running a program that resembles a tread mill.

South Carolina finished the 2009 sports gambling season with a record of 7-6 both straight up and against the spread.  To make matters worse the Gamecocks collapsed down the stretch with a sports gambling mark of 1-4 straight up and 2-3 against the spread.

South Carolina ended the 2009 sports gambling season with a listless effort in a 7-20 loss to Connecticut in the PapaJohn’s.com bowl.  In 5 sports gambling seasons Spurrier has never won more than 8 games, doing that only once in 2006.

He has now coached South Carolina to straight up sports gambling records of 6-6, 7-6, and 7-6 in the last 3 consecutive campaigns.  Spurrier has also not been able to duplicate his explosive passing attack that he created when at Florida.

The sports gambling facts were that in 2009 South Carolina was ranked 109th for scoring, an unbelievable number for a Spurrier coached team.  South Carolina has long had a reputation as a school that had significant recruiting challenges.  Spurrier was expected to change all of that but it hasn’t happened.

Although he was given a 1-year contract extension, the fact remains that Spurrier’s Gamecocks have not lived up to the championship expectations of when he took the job.  The seats are no longer full at Williams-Brice Stadium and in a down economy the 2009 season is not about to help increase ticket sales.