Steve Spurrier and his staff are expected to receive raises tomorrow, as The State first reported this morning (Here). The move was expected and the actual vote should be a mere formality.
What is unexpected – and still fluid, I might add, as nothing’s ever over in the coaching carousel – is for South Carolina’s staff to remain intact for the first time under Spurrier. That made me think of all of the other coaches who have come and gone since Spurrier took over in 2005.
Steve Spurrier Jr. is the only assistant from the original staff remaining. Due to my extensive collection of old media guides, take a walk down memory lane:
Original staff, 2005
Steve Spurrier Jr.
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Hill, Stockstill, Thompson leave; Fred Chatham, Robert Gillespie, Brad Lawing arrive (Lawing started his second stint at USC in 2006)
Wommack leaves; Shane Beamer arrives
Chatham, Nix leave; Ellis Johnson, Ray Rychleski arrive (Note: Brian VanGorder had been hired as defensive coordinator before Johnson but left before ever coaching a practice)
Cooper, Gillespie, Hunt, Reaves, Rychleski leave; Jay Graham, Jeep Hunter, G.A. Mangus, Lorenzo Ward, Eric Wolford arrive
Wolford leaves; Shawn Elliott arrives
Beamer leaves; John Butler arrives
Butler, Graham, Hunter, Johnson leave; Kirk Botkin, Grady Brown, Joe Robinson, Everette Sands arrive
Lawing leaves; Deke Adams arrives
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