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Message Posted On Monday, October 13th 2008 at 10:09 am
Tommy Bowden became the first NCAA football coach to be fired this season when he was given the axe at Clemson. The Tigers, picked to finish in the Top 10, had gotten off to a disappointing 3-3 start including a blow out loss to Alabama to open the season and a 12-7 loss to long-time rival Wake Forest which sealed Bowden's fate.
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Message Posted On Monday, October 13th 2008 at 11:51 am
He must be better than what we have at Syracuse. Send your resume Tommy....Please!

Syracuse had a slim chance of getting back into the West Virginia game being behind 10-6. "Coach" Robinson decided to go for a 4th and goal on the eight yard line. Of course they didn't come close. Next play was an 92 yard run to seal the deal. They could of kicked an easy FG and been behind by 1 with 4 minutes remaining.
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Message Posted On Monday, October 13th 2008 at 8:20 pm
The perfect replacement for Greg Robinson would be the great Algroh from Virginia. He's a strategic genius by his own admission, and he coached Lawrence Taylor in the NFL. Of course, this will destroy the hopes and dreams of every Virginia Tech fan who want Algroh to remain where he is now.
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Message Posted On Thursday, October 23rd 2008 at 3:21 pm
Looks like Coach Robinson may be fired after all. A story in the New York Times says the school is hiring a firm to search for a new coach.
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Message Posted On Thursday, October 23rd 2008 at 7:40 pm
I hear Paul Pasqualoni is looking for a job. Or maybe they can dig up Dick McPherson. Is he still alive?
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Message Posted On Friday, October 24th 2008 at 6:03 am
God, Pasqualoni is the guy who started killing the program. He left the cupboard bare when Robinson entered the scene, which is why he has been given such a long leash so far. When Pasqualoni left the recruiting deadline had past, so Robinson missed out bringing in his first class. His second season is really his first recruiting class, which would be the sophomores on this years team.

McPherson is the color commentator for the radio broadcast of the games. He is horrible at the job because he looses his chain of thought and seems to ramble on. He gets the players names wrong and has a tendency to shout damn when a fumble or interception takes place.
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Message Posted On Tuesday, October 28th 2008 at 7:51 pm
Phil Phulmer and Tommy Tuberville might be looking for work real soon. All Syracuse would have to do to get Phulmer would be to give him a Krispy Kreme franchise. Tuberville would enjoy coaching indoors because it would keep his huge ears free from the wind.
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Message Posted On Wednesday, October 29th 2008 at 12:29 pm
The huge ears may become a hindrance inside the dome when the crowd cheers...or boos.
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Message Posted On Sunday, November 2nd 2008 at 6:47 am
Woohoo, Syracuse won another game vs. Louisville. Now they will probably use this as a means of keeping Coach Robinson
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Message Posted On Sunday, November 16th 2008 at 2:58 pm
Greg Robinson was just fired from Syracuse U.! I feel like tipping over cars in the streets with the others cheering this decision.

Syracuse Newspapers Wrote:
Syracuse University head football coach Greg Robinson was fired on Sunday by director of athletics Daryl Gross, ending a turbulent era that began with great optimism only to deterioriate into misery, hopelessness and the worst four-year run in the program's 119 years of competition.

Robinson's record at Syracuse is 9-36 overall and 3-24 in the Big East. The Orange is 2-8 and 1-5 after losing to Connecticut 39-14 on Saturday night at the Carrier Dome. The Orange has remaining games against Notre Dame on Saturday and Cincinnati November 29. Robinson, who has a year remaining on his contract and earns $1.1 million per season, is expected to coach the Orange for the last two games.


Hopefully their recruits will stay since they signed the top player in the central NY are, a 6' 6" 285 pound lineman.
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Message Posted On Tuesday, November 18th 2008 at 7:32 am
Somehow, I don't think the Syracuse job is going to be considered a plum one. Especially since Tennessee, Washington, Clemson, and possibly Auburn are also open. An elite coach isn't going to give Syracuse a serious thought. They'll have to roll the dice and hope they can find a diamond in the rough.
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Message Posted On Tuesday, November 18th 2008 at 8:11 am
I laughed at their list of possible replacements which included Mike Leach of Texas Tech, the current #1 team. WTH would make anyone think he would leave a team which is loaded for next season, to go to SU which will be even worse since they are losing their few good players, such as RB Brinkley?

Here's a list that was in the newspaper:
UConn head coach Randy Edsall (he already said "no way")
East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz
Former Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin (gimme a break)
Boise State head coach Chris Petersen
Buffalo head coach Turner Gill
Illinois offensive coordinator Mike Locksley
Former Washington head coach Ty Willingham
Oregon's offensive coordinator Chip Kelly
Tennessee's offensive coordinator Dave Clawson
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Message Posted On Tuesday, November 18th 2008 at 4:45 pm
On that list the only three who would probably take the job are Gill, Locksley, and Clawson. Not exactly the cream of the crop. Why on earth would they hire Willingham, who's been fired from two straight jobs?
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Message Posted On Tuesday, November 18th 2008 at 5:23 pm
I wouldn't be surprised if they stayed in house and hired the offensive coordinator Mitch Browning, since they waited 2 years for his contract to complete at Minnesota so they could hire him. Now after 1 season, he may have been set up as Robinson's replacement. They newspapers and media want a big name, but as you said the job is not luxurious right now. I figure it'll take 3 years to get back to a winning season.

Edit: former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr is also available for someone.
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Message Posted On Thursday, November 20th 2008 at 10:06 am
Dennis Franchione and Mike Shula are available too.
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