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Firing a football coach after 2 games

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by lantaur, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    Wisconsin has let go of its offensive line coach - Mike Markuson - after 2 games, according to a number of reports.

    Can anyone recall a football coach - head or assistant - being fired so quickly?
  2. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Jack Crowe, Head Coach at Arkansas in 1992 after they lost their opener to The Citadel.

    The OC at Houston just last week after they lost their opener to Texas State - though technically he "resigned."
  4. Mr. X

    Mr. X Member

    I believe George Allen was fired by the Los Angeles Rams after two exhibition games in 1978.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Raheem Morris got rid of OC Jeff Jagodzinski in pre-season. Todd Hailey fired Chan Gailey as OC of the Chiefs in pre-season.
  6. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Especially noteworthy as most University of Wisconsin employees have to do something along the levels of murdering puppies with an axe in the middle of campus to get terminated.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I figure he'll still get paid, maybe reassigned. Makes sense though, Markuson was hired just this year after hanging with Houston Nutt for the last 20 years or so.
    He was one of six new coaches for Wisconsin this year. Three left with Chryst.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Crowe coached the 1990 and 1991 seasons at Arkansas after Hatfield left.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    The Steelers fired their special teams coordinator two games into the preseason this year, though he had been on staff since 2010.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    And one game in 1992.
  11. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Gene Chizik just rapid-clicked the hell outta this thread to see who you were talking about.
  12. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

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