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Coaching changes: coaches hired and fired, comings and goings

Discussion in 'College Football' started by ScriptOhio, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Syracuse Fires Robinson

    AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli
    Greg Robinson's job security at Syracuse was shaky for some time. He leaves the program with nine wins just shy of four seasons.

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse coach Greg Robinson was fired Sunday with the Orange nearing the end of a fourth straight dismal season under his leadership.
    Robinson, who will coach the final two games of this season, is 9-36 overall and 3-25 in the Big East. He had another year left on a contract that pays $1.1 million per season.
    Syracuse (2-8, 1-5 Big East) lost to Connecticut 39-14 Saturday night and is trying to avoid a third 10-loss campaign under Robinson with two games remaining. The Orange had never reached double-digit losses in a season before Robinson was hired by athletic director Daryl Gross in January 2005 to replace Paul Pasqualoni.
    "Last week we fell out of bowl contention and this week was senior week. We just thought at this point the community could relax," Gross said, explaining why he waited until Sunday to make a decision. "He's a guy who wanted to live here the rest of his life. A guy like that you give a chance."
    After Syracuse went 2-10 last season, Gross decided to retain Robinson despite calls for change from both alumni and fans. But Gross said he needed to see "tangible improvement" in the program and that never happened.

    Entire article: ESPN - Syracuse Orange fire Greg Robinson with 2 games to go
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
  2. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    And...Clay Aiken is gay.
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Utah State fires head football coach Guy

    Utah State football coach Brent Guy, who has failed to win more than three games during any of his four seasons in Logan, was fired Sunday, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned.
    According to multiple sources close to the program, Guy and USU athletic director Scott Barnes delivered news of the dismissal to the team during a Sunday afternoon meeting.
    Guy will finish out the season, with his last game on Nov. 29 at Romney Stadium against New Mexico State.

    Entire article: Utah State fires head football coach Guy - Salt Lake Tribune
  4. mross34

    mross34 Rock, Flag, and Eagle

    Turner Gill anyone?
  5. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Randy Edsall at UConn is a Syracuse grad, and was an assistant there from '80-'90. He's got to be high on their list.
  6. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    This program sunk itself when it left the Sun Belt. I don't think they've had a servicable player there since Merlin Olsen. And there are 2 other FBS schools in freaking Utah. Who in the hell wants that job?
    FCollinsBuckeye likes this.
  7. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Society isn't what it once was, with Merlins running around making plays and such...
  8. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Bring Back Ohio State Football Now!

    I guess I don't understand why his name keeps popping up for large schools. I mean how many MAC championships has Buffalo won since he has been there. If he was so great why didn't Nebraska look at him last year.:huh:
  9. mross34

    mross34 Rock, Flag, and Eagle

  10. mross34

    mross34 Rock, Flag, and Eagle

    He's not ready for a Nebraska-level job and they knew that. He could very well be their next coach.

    Buffalo could very well have been the worst team in 1A before Gill got there. Since moving up from 1AA in 1999 these were their records before Gill arrived:

    1999: 0-11
    2000: 2-9
    2001: 3-8
    2002: 1-11
    2003: 1-11
    2004: 2-9
    2005: 1-10

    In Gill's first year, Buffalo went 2-10. In 2007, they improved to 5-7, the same amount of wins Buffalo had from 2002-2005. This year, Buffalo sits at 6-4, in first place in the East division of the MAC, in line for a shot at the conference championship.

    Gill's familiarity with upstate New York and, in comparison to Nebraska, Syracuse's staggeringly low expectations (see: Greg Robinson era vs. Frank Solich era) make Gill a really good fit at Syracuse for his first BCS coaching job. And if you want to get real, given his proximity, Syracuse would take some serious shit from the BCA if they didn't interview him.
  11. FWBuckeye

    FWBuckeye Newbie

    Nebraska did consider him, rumors stated that he was the second choice if Pelini turned down the job. As for the job he's done at Buffalo, he transformed the football program from one of the worst in the country to being bowl eligible this year and possibly conference champions this year. Assuming they get an invite, this will be only the 2nd post season game that Buffalo has ever been to in the 91 seasons that the program has existed. In the previous seven seasons before Turner Gill got there, Buffalo was 10-69. In his three seasons at Buffalo he was already won 13 games. They are currently leading the MAC East right now. With two games left in the regular season, plus possibly the MAC championship game, plus a likely bowl invite left in the season, he has the opportunity to win 10 game this season. Before he got there, Buffalo was considered one of those jobs that would basically be career suicide to take. I think he has done an excellent job of establishing credibility for the football program and turning them into a serious contender in the MAC.

    The only reason I have followed Turner Gill's career this closely is because he is a graduate of my high school here in Fort Worth. I wish him all the success in the world! :biggrin:
  12. mross34

    mross34 Rock, Flag, and Eagle

    Jinx. Buy me a coke.
  13. FWBuckeye

    FWBuckeye Newbie

    Blah you beat me to it while I was looking a few things up on it. :wink2:
  14. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    Chris Cooley of the Redskins played for them
  15. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    You have to understand how hopeless Buffalo football was (I grew up in Western NY and still have ties there) when he got there to understand what a job he's done.

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