SEC Coaches with losing record since 92

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    http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20131112/COLUMNISTS/131119943/0/fast?p=1&tc=pg

    As we are expected to finish with a losing record, Pat Dooley had an interesting (if incomplete) statement in his latest article about Florida being the only team since SEC expansion in 92 to NOT have a losing record.

    He almost says it as if we should just say "Oh ok. Well I guess it was just our turn" and move on. I wish he would have followed the idea through a little bit and dug a little deeper and told us what happened to all those coaches that posted those losing records. But its Pat Dooley, what should I have expected? So I looked it up myself for UGA, UT, LSU, Auburn and Alabama (similar programs to ours, plus I didnt feel like tallying all the losing records at Vandy and Kentucky and the like. We all know whats happened there):

    Team---Coach (Losing Seasons) ---Coach's Fate

    UGA ---Goff(90,93) --- fired in 95
    UGA---Richt(10) --- current coach
    UT---Fulmer(05,08) ---fired in 08
    UT---Dooley(10,11,12) ---fired in 12
    Aub---Bowden (98) --- resigned in 98
    Aub---Tuberville (99,08) --- resigned in 08
    Aub---Chizik (12) --- fired in 12
    Bama---Dubose (97,00)---fired in 00
    Bama---Shula (03,06) --- fired in 06
    LSU---Hallman (92-94) --- fired in 94
    LSU---DiNardo (98,99) --- fired in 99

    As you can see just about everyone got canned immediately, including coaches that had won SEC and even national titles in a couple cases. The only ones to have some decent success after a losing season were Tuberville (who had his first losing season in year 1, which is understandable. But ultimately was mostly an 8-4 Peach Bowl type team) and Richt (who had previously accumulated six 10 win seasons and 2 SEC titles). Also note that none of those coaches have gone on to accomplish much afterwards.
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    Seems like most got a second chance, and repeated the losing season. I say we do not even let ourselves get to that second season.
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    Agree 100%.
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    would be interesting to also look at how many have lost 4 consecutive games in 2 different seasons and not been fired....
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    Yep in most cases it would have actually behooved the school to fire the coach after their first losing season.
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    I wonder if Foley will read this thread
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    Gator07 is Jeremy Foley the one who started the thread!
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    LoL, If I were Foley we would be well into the joker Phillips interim head coach era by now ;)
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    Thats probably a very short list.

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