New Game: Name the Coach That Got Fired! (AKA Does He Remind You of Anyone Else?)

Who Am I?

I won the last 3 games in the season to get into a mediocore bowl game.  In the bowl game, I played a good team and had the lead, but choked it away.

I was subsequently fired less than a week after the bowl game.

My Contract

I signed a 4 year extension less than a year ago.

My Record as Head Coach

I had one 10 win season as the head coach (10-3).  The year before the 10 win season, I was 8-5.  The year after the 10 win season, I was 7-5. Overall, I've got a 53% winning percentage at my school.

My Bowl Record

3-4 (All mediocore bowl games)

My Record Against Rivals

Rival 1: 2-8
Rival 2: 4-6
Rival 3: 1-7
Rival 4: 4-4

What the Polls Show

84% of my Fans Support Firing Me based on a Website Poll

Some of my favorite quotes:

"This is the kind of game that puts a smile on your face. When you're outcoached and outplayed and still win."

"What I really like to say is, fine, if you don't like me that's one thing. But do you love the [Mascot for School]? Are you really a [Mascot for School] fan? Now ask yourself that question...There's a cumulative effect. When you act that way, don't you realize there's prospective student-athletes there that are looking at the school? Is that what they want to get involved in? Is that the kind of support they want?"

"We're 5-3, ... Right now, it doesn't feel, to anybody associated with our organization, like we're 5-3. Probably because of how we self-destructed against [Intra-Conference Opponent] and maybe what could have been today."

"I'm trying to instill confidence in these kids . . . It's like playing golf and your partner says, 'Don't hit it right. Don't hit it left. Don't over-swing. Don't under-swing.' Hey, just hit the ball."

What Alumni and Fans Say About Me

"[He] first took over as the coach of the [School Mascot] when they were the joke of the [School Conference]. I think most people would agree that he did a good job of bringing this program to the middle of the pack. However, once the program became mediocre, we all soon found out that we had hit a peak and would soon be in a downward spiral."

"Ever since that season [School Mascot] fans have come to expect disappointments, 4th quarter collapses, questionable coaching, top [School State] recruits leaving for other programs, and an alarming sense of satisfaction from the University in a program that has been mediocre at its best. Every year the [School Mascot] achieve bowl eligibility by beating up on smaller schools in the non-conference schedule and going .500 or less in the [School Conference]. It has come to a point where a change needs to be made if [School Mascot] fans ever want to have a chance at celebrating greatness from its Football Program. Think about it, if you are a blue chip high school star in [School State] and have a choice between consistent winners like [Intra-conference Rivals], or a program that could only muster a 4th place finish with a team that had actual NFL talent on the roster, who are you going to pick? A coaching change needs to be made to get rid of the stigma that is attached to this current [School Mascot] team. The time is now, lets get a new coach and a fresh start before we kickoff at the new stadium"

So Who Am I?

Glen Mason -- Former HC at the Prestigious Minnesota Gophers Football Program


So What?

I think y'all are smart enough to figure out any parallels/implications on your own. :)

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.

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