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Who are the worst college football hires of the last 30 years?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mizzougrad96, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm guessing Notre Dame will occupy several spots on this top 10 list.

    Ron Zook at Florida

    John Blake at Oklahoma

    Dan Hawkins at Colorado

    Gerry Faust at Notre Dame

    Ty Willingham at Notre Dame

    Charlie Weis at Notre Dame

    Ray Goff at Georgia

    I'm sure there are a ton I'm forgetting...

  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I'd rather approach it like poker: Decisions, not results. For example, Faust was a bad hire for Notre Dame. But Willingham and Weis were good hires at the time they were made that didn't work out. Same with Blake at OU.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Outstanding point. The same can be said about Hawkins.

    So Zook and Faust go to the top of the list.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Mike DuBose at Alabama: Was a terrible in-game coach, couldn't manage a staff and got them hit with major NCAA sanctions within four years.

    Dennis Franchione at Texas A&M probably falls into the category Dick was talking about.
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking, too.
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Don Morton at Wisconsin. The reason Wisconsin needed a Barry Alvarez was because of Don Morton.

    The Badgers were on a nice track when Dave McClain died of cancer in the mid 80s. Wisconsin hired Morton and his vaunted veer offense, and within two years, the Badgers were a 1-10 laughing stock playing in front of 40,000 at Camp Randall Stadium.

    Fuckabuncha Don Morton.

    Stan Parrish, who has taken a Ball State team on the fringe of BCS recognition a few years back to total mediocrity, is rising fast on my list.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If I remember correctly when Florida hired Zook to replace Spurrier, they went after Mike Shanahan and Bob Stoops before picking Zook.

    I don't know if that's worse than picking a high school coach to lead the most famous football program in the country, but it might be a close second.
  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Paul Hackett at Pitt.

    Foge Fazio at Pitt.

    Johnny Majors Part II at Pitt.

    Keith Gilbertson at Washington.

    Greg Robinson at Syracuse.

    John Mackovic at Texas and Arizona.

    Wlat Harris at Stanford :)
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    How could I forget this guy?:

  10. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    If that's the case, what about Bill Callahan at Nebraska? Changing a program's approach -- not just tactically but organizationally -- so suddenly was a big ask for a man whose track record as a head coach was, at best, mixed.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    That's a really good call.
  12. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

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