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Topic: Help - Notable Worst HCs

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OrangeAfroMan

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Help - Notable Worst HCs
« on: July 28, 2020, 12:35:59 AM »
What are the most famous 'bad' coaches ever?  Along the lines of Lane Kiffin, from the perspective of a Tennessee fan.  

The more commonly known, the better.
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Re: Help - Notable Worst HCs
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2020, 12:48:09 AM »
I am most familiar with Iowa. So Frank Lauterbur was the worst coach at Iowa. 

23-0 his final two years at Toledo. Iowa took the bait. It looked good.

4-28-1 in three years at Iowa.

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Re: Help - Notable Worst HCs
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 12:57:29 AM »
Isnt this the Charlie Weis and Co. Camp?

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Re: Help - Notable Worst HCs
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2020, 01:10:24 AM »
Isnt this the Charlie Weis and Co. Camp?
I am here alone and your sense of humor, or irony, made me laugh audibly. 

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Re: Help - Notable Worst HCs
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 01:23:45 AM »
I feel like this is the Whats the hardest record to break in baseball, and people expect a long debate until I bring up Cy Young's 749 complete games or 7,356 ip.

Yeah,  Joe's 56 game streak is nice and all, same w Kiffin but were talking about a schematic advantage the likes of which you have never seen.  Weis owns this, unanimouslyup.  The Paul Wulff's of the world have no chance in this.  That's why I suggested a Camp with Weis as the Head Master.

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Re: Help - Notable Worst HCs
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2020, 04:29:56 AM »
Isnt this the Charlie Weis and Co. Camp?
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Re: Help - Notable Worst HCs
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2020, 04:32:20 AM »
Yes, it's a tough category - most bad HCs don't last and are lost to time.  So maybe HCs along the lines of Bobby Petrino or that GT guy who lied on this resume.....O'Something.  

Maybe ordinary HCs who bumbled and f-ed up their life.  
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Re: Help - Notable Worst HCs
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2020, 05:55:43 AM »
I thought Mark Richt was mediocre.  I think of a bad coach as one who loses to teams with a lot less talent too often.

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Re: Help - Notable Worst HCs
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 07:58:54 AM »
Bobby Petrino's college record was 119-56. He may have been a scoundrel but he was far from the worst coach. That honor goes to Ears Whitworth who was 4-24-2 at Alabama in the 50's.

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Re: Help - Notable Worst HCs
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 08:14:02 AM »
I would nominate John L Smith during his time a MSU. 

I'm not trying to flame on MSU. I just saw a few games that I thought MSU was a better team, but JLS was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, so to say. 

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Re: Help - Notable Worst HCs
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2020, 08:15:56 AM »
Bobby Petrino's college record was 119-56. He may have been a scoundrel but he was far from the worst coach. That honor goes to Ears Whitworth who was 4-24-2 at Alabama in the 50's.
If it weren't for Ears, there wouldn't have been Bear.  

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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2020, 08:22:19 AM »
I'm also going to nominate another ND coach, Ty Willingham.  He had that one good season in South Bend, but followed that up with two mediocre ones, and then used that 2002 season to get hired at Washington.  He has the dubious distinction of going 0-12 in 2008 - something you might expect to happen on occasion at Washington *State*, but not UW. 

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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2020, 08:41:02 AM »
I thought Mark Richt was mediocre.  I think of a bad coach as one who loses to teams with a lot less talent too often.
He was in Cooper's catagory - in a prospect rich state's Flagship University.Held on to the position longer than his talent/direction warrented
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2020, 08:48:33 AM »
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