How long before economists are forced to revisit the "too big to fail" theory?
Given the failures of Weis and Mangino...
And look at those winning. Saban, Meyer, Brown, etc.
I thought for sure this was yet another "is RR crappy coach x or crappy coach y". Instead it is quite funny and an intriguing thought.
Tressel in the Big Ten Dominates
Carroll Dominates Pac-10
Mack dominates the Big 12
Urban and Saban dominate the SEC
Kelly is the only exception
Heck my HS coach is fat and we suck.
I would say Kelly has more of bear-of-a-man proportions than whale-of-a-man proportions. So it still fits.
Don't forget about Ralph Friedgen in Maryland. The only reason he still has a job after a 2-10 year is because Maryland can't afford to pay the buyout.
Also, supposedly, he barely recruits anymore. Let's just be happy we don't have to deal with that at least.
I was in their field house/locker room after the loss to UVA and he came out to talk to the recruits and basically said "well, that's sucks that we lost... thanks for coming" and left. The recruits were less than impressed.
Friedgen lost 100 pounds this past offseason.
Obviously it didn't help.
Andy Reid, Bill Parcells, Mike Holmgren....
Though I would suggest that skinny coaches also suck in college...
I would say the sample size is too 'small' to draw any conclusions, but, well, ya know...
quite huge iirc.
Was quite huge. They fired him after 2008 I think. Add it to the list!
their first few years. Mangino's problem wasn't wins and losses but the abuse allegations it seems.
No coaching stamina eh? Kind of like how fat people get tired so easily. Coincidence? Nope.
Mangino reminds me of this Monte Python sketch (appearance at the 0:58 mark) from The Meaning of Life.
Big Coaches at the college level, Amstuz at Toledo and Fulmer both lost their jobs.
The Fridge at Maryland is the last big man standing, and as mentioned above that is just because Maryland couldn't afford to fire him.
It was only a few years ago where it looked like the fat coach had come of age. Looks like the era is over now.
I'm not sure I would describe Mangino's tenure at Kansas as a failure. He compiled the best winning % of any coach at the school since the early 50's and led them to the most wins in a single season in school history (12).
Kansas coaching fun fact #1: Did you know that Fielding H. Yost coached one season at Kansas in 1899...and went undefeated, of course.
Kansas coaching fun fact #2: Kansas had a coach whose nickname was Potsy? George M. "Potsy" Clark coached at KU from 1921-1925.
Bonus Question: What the H*ll is a "Potsy"? And did the writers of Happy Days get that name for the character from the Kansas coach or is that nickname actually popular enough to have been used by more than one real human being in the history of mankind?