Coaches that failed or succeeded that suprised you?

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Coaches that failed or succeeded that suprised you?

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » January 7th, 2019, 11:55 am

What coaches at any school or pro team surprised you with the job they did?

One that surprised me in the negative direction was Rich Rod at Michigan. After his success at West Virginia to completely bomb at Michigan was a surprise. Yeah it was gonna take time for him to overhaul the system, but a good coach should not go 6-18 in the conference at Michigan.

The coach that surprised me in the positive direction was Dabo Swinney. The reason I thought of this topic as he is playing in his 4th straight playoff and going for his 2nd national title and absolutely dominated the ACC. Yet he was an interim coach who had no coordinator or head coaching experience when given the job. He wasn't a "home run hire" by any means yet you could argue he is the second best coach in the sport.



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Re: Coaches that failed or succeeded that suprised you?

Post by ViAggie » January 7th, 2019, 12:06 pm

Urban Meyer at Utah (started with Bowling Green really). Like him or not, the dude had it figured out (ethics be damned maybe).


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Re: Coaches that failed or succeeded that suprised you?

Post by sam tingey » January 8th, 2019, 6:44 am

I was surprised that Matt Wells figured things out last season. I thought for sure we were stuck with him going 6-6 for the next 5 seasons.



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Re: Coaches that failed or succeeded that suprised you?

Post by aggies22 » January 8th, 2019, 9:37 am

sam tingey wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 6:44 am
I was surprised that Matt Wells figured things out last season. I thought for sure we were stuck with him going 6-6 for the next 5 seasons.
Coach Patterson did wonders for the defense.



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Re: Coaches that failed or succeeded that suprised you?

Post by WAAggie » January 8th, 2019, 12:06 pm

Who hired him?


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