I see your point but give me Saban over Spurrier all day long
I admire what Spurrier did at Duke but lets not kid ourselves, it was the ACC and even then the ACC wasn't a powerhouse conference
South Carolina had everything in place for a coach to succeed: facilities, fan support, lots and lots of recruits within 200 miles, plenty of money for assistant coaches, plus Spurrier didn't win at South Carolina until Tennessee went into the pooper and FLA and GA went downhill a little bit. Maybe Spurrier is a part of that, but the SEC East is not the West.
And if it were that easy to win at Alabama and LSU everybody could do it. Both LSU and Alabama have had plenty of coaches that have failed. I even think LSU has gone downhill since Saban was there. LSU is still premier, but Saban had that program at a much higher level.
Spurrier was at Florida and to be honest I think he underachieved. Florida has everything Alabama and LSU have.
Again, give me Saban all day long.
The only coach in the modern era that I think can compete with Saban is Pete Carroll. Both guys were made to coach college football.