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15 worst coaching hires in college football history

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, May 2, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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  2. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    in our "Age" of unsubstantiated techno-fetishist hyperbole, anything more than 15 years ago was crap, regressive or boring. people used to be chained to rocks 23 hours a day and the only food available was mayonnaise.....in the 80's. i remember it. both fun and sex were invented in the late 90's.

    if you are going to have 1 Duke coach, there have to be more. what about the hire SMU made to go death penalty....i'd say that was a pretty bad hire. David McWillams and the other guy who also stunk at Arizona who;s name i forget...that was a back to back doozy for a program just 4-5 years (Fred Akers in the interim wasn't bad, but not DKR) removed from back to back NC's in 69 and 70. Mike Shula at Bama, Fran at ATM....etc.
     
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    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    Pretty lame article IMO. The perspective is only a few years old in most cases and it has a heavy Western bias...like the author is 24 years old and lives on the west coast (oops, he may only be 22).

    Last year their list was a little different. Twenty worst coaches.

    I agree with some on that list but many I do not. Hawkins will make a lot of lists but so would Fairbanks. Callahan for sure along with Blake. Jerry Faust would make my list as would Mike Shula at Alabama.

    I have a hard time putting a Duke coach on the list because they have so little to work with...no tradition in Football - Steve Spurrier is the only Duke coach in the last 50 years to have a winning record. Roof took over a program that only had 7 wins in the previous 5 years and he had 6 wins in 5 years...seemed like he just maintained. Not meeting expectations is not necessarily a bad hire. Charlie Weiss did have a winning record at ND.
     
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    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    gerry faust has to be on any list for it to have cred. foge fazio at pitt would be another one who cratered a national championship level team. mike shula gets strong consideration. i used to think fairbanks would always be considered the worst CU coach ever, but lately i have decided it is ****ing hawkins (of course, that could just be due to recentness of the psychic wounds). neuheisal at uw might be a contender for the list, too. john blake at ou...

    mostly, if i were making a list, i'd probably focus on who did the least with the most built-in talent and advantages. it is a helluva lot harder to suck the chrome off a trailer hitch as a coach at nd than it is at washington state for example.
     

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