2005's other college coaching hires

by John Helsley Published: October 16, 2012
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How other coaches hired at the same time OSU promoted Mike Gundy have fared:

Team, 2004 Coach, W-L, 2005 Coach, W-L

BYU, Gary Crowton, 5-6, Bronco Mendenhall, 6-6

How it turned out: Still with the Cougars, Mendenhall has turned around the program, going 70-27.

Florida, Ron Zook, 7-5, Urban Meyer, 9-3

How it turned out: Meyer rescued the program, going 65-15 and winning two national titles in six seasons.

LSU, Nick Saban, 9-3, Les Miles, 11-2

How it turned out: Miles has kept the program rolling, going 81-19, winning one national championship game and losing another.

New Mexico St., Tony Samuel, 5-6, Hal Mumme, 0-12

How it turned out: No place to win, Mumme found his spread offense couldn't change things, going 11-38 in four years. He's now at Division III McMurry.

Notre Dame, Ty Willingham, 6-6, Charlie Weis, 9-3

How it turned out: Weis started strong in South Bend, winning nine and 10 games in his first two seasons, but was gone after Year 5 with a 35-27 mark. He's now at KU.


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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