2005's other college coaching hires

by John Helsley Published: October 16, 2012
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Pittsburgh, Walt Harris, 8-4, Dave Wannstedt, 4-7

How it turned out: The former OSU assistant went 42-31 in six seasons at Pitt — not good enough. He's now the defensive coordinator with the Buffalo Bills.

South Carolina, Lou Holtz, 6-5, Steve Spurrier, 7-5

How it turned out: After flaming out with the Washington Redskins, Spurrier has done a solid job in charge of the Gamecocks, currently at 61-36.

Syracuse, Paul Pasqualoni, 6-6, Greg Robinson, 1-10

How it turned out: Not a good transition, with Robinson going just 10-37 overall and 3-25 in the Big East in four seasons. He's currently out of coaching.

Utah, Urban Meyer, 12-0, Kyle Whittingham, 7-5

How it turned out: Whittingham has continued Meyer's excellence, posting a 68-29 mark in nine seasons. His resume includes BCS bowl wins in the Fiesta and Sugar.

Washington, Keith Gilbertson, 1-10, Ty Willingham, 2-9

How it turned out: Ushered out amid controversy from Notre Dame, Willingham never managed a winning season at UW, fired after an 0-12 year in 2008. He's currently out of coaching.


by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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