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Sport7 Coaches Who Need To Win Their Bowl Games

03:20  07 december  2018
03:20  07 december  2018 Source:   collegefootballnews.com

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This is a list of Super Bowl head coaches . ( Win number in parenthesis). [Loss number in brackets]. Click on heading arrows to sort table.

The man who won the Super Bowl over Seattle three years ago with a goal-line interception was inexplicably benched by Bill Belichick as the Pats got Brandon Graham, defensive end, Philadelphia. Brady and the Patriots had their chance to pull off another late Super Bowl comeback, down 5 but

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Which head coaches could use a bowl game win? Who has the most pressure on to come up with a big victory with the spotlight on?

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If you're a head coach and you got your team to a bowl game, you probably did your job.

It's why coaches, college presidents, and people who rely on happy fan bases like the idea of bowls more than one big, giant playoff. Everyone but one team finishes the season happy in a playoff.

In the bowl world, 37 teams outside of the College Football Playoff will get to hold up a trophy and give everyone warm-fuzzies going into the offseason.

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But as soon as you win that game , people look at you differently. I’m always introduced now as a Super Bowl - winning coach . The lineup of headline names who have that distinctive bullet point on their resume reads like the who ’s who you’d expect, with some of the most successful coaching careers

The 2007–08 NCAA football bowl games concluded the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS regular season in college football. A total of 32 team-competitive plus four all-star postseason games were played. While bowl games had been the purview of only the very best teams for nearly a century

The bowls are exhibitions, and they really don't matter in the bigger scheme of sports things. It's why coaches can skip them to go take on other jobs, and it's why players with pro dreams can and should bail on them.

However, if you're a head coach who came up with a disappointing season, need a boost to give everyone some positive vibes for the offseason, or needed got get bowling to get off a hot seat, winning is a must.

None of these seven coaches will be fired if they lose. But if they do, they're going to have to hear about it for the next eight months, and the loss will change or define the narrative of everything that happened this season.

For these seven, everything overall is fine, but … win your bowl game.

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These five coaches need a win in the worst way this week. Multiple games are going to have huge implications and there is a very real chance a program could make a move after this week. That means it’s up to each coach to go out and have their team produce.

7. Mario Cristobal, Oregon

It was a good year for Oregon. It wasn't a Pac-12 Championship year, and it wasn't anything too special, but it was an 8-4 run with a trip to a decent bowl game.

Considering that Willie Taggart left for Florida State, and the 35-year run of bowl games ended this season for the Noles, Oregon and Cristobal did just fine.

But the RedBox Bowl against Michigan State is going to become one of those moments for Cristobal to show whether or not he can take this team to another level when he has time to prepare.

Last year, Taggart left, the players stumped for Cristobal to be the head coach, and the Ducks came out and got their doors blown off by Boise State in the first half of the 38-28 Las Vegas Bowl loss.

There's no dogging losing the 2015 season College Football Playoff National Championship to Ohio State, but the program has lost three straight bowl games going back to the 2015 Rose Bowl in the first ever CFP game.

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Given all the games he won , he certainly could've reached more of them. His Long Beach State Nobody was going to win in Gregg's situation, and indeed he didn't, going 3-19 in two seasons. (Weeb Ewbank, the Jets coach in their Super Bowl III win , did one year as a Columbia assistant at

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The collapse and three-overtime loss to TCU in the 2016 Alamo turned out to be the beginning of the end of the Mark Helfrich era.

If Oregon wins, then Cristobal was able to beat Mark Dantonio and the program was able to get by the big bad Big Ten program that shows up for bowl games. Lose, and it's a pedestrian 8-5 that closes with a thud.

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6. Major Applewhite, Houston

Unfortunately for Applewhite, the only national attention he received this season came from his on-field spat with Ed Oliver because he was wearing a coat on the sidelines.

Houston came up with a solid 8-4 season, but it collapsed late in the year with Oliver missing games and with the loss of star QB D'Eriq King. Even before that, the defense wasn't there all season long, and almost all of the wins were over the weak and the sad.

The only wins over bowl bound teams came against mediocre USF and Tulane squads.

And now Applewhite has one of those no-win bowl games coaches dread.

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It's not like the Cougars are getting to play up against some Power Five team with a chance to make a statement. They're dealing with a dangerous Army squad with a devastating rushing attack that gave Oklahoma problems and has the ability to hold on to the ball for 40 minutes.

The program has had bowl issues over the years, going 4-12 since 1980, and it lost its last two, with Applewhite's teams dropping the Hawaii Bowl to Fresno State last season and getting destroyed 34-10 by San Diego State in the 2016 Las Vegas.

Considering the bowl success Tom Herman had before Applewhite took over, getting a win in Fort Worth would do wonders.

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5. Rod Carey, Northern Illinois

All the guy did was pull off a MAC championship with a thrilling comeback win over Buffalo, but it's time to win a bowl game.

Carey has been wonderful for the Huskies, keeping it all going from what Jerry Kill and Dave Doeren were able to do.

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The Wildcats won five of their last six games after a 2-4 start; the Wolverines lost four of their last five Carey ranked fifth among FBS players with 1,716 yards and needs 284 rushing yards to reach 2 The Compass Bowl features two underrated coaches who have their programs headed in one

Regular season wins needed : Seven or more. Matthew Kirchner of The Smoking Musket says Holgorsen's security could depend on how he gets Regular season wins needed : ? Instead of getting thoughts from UNC fans, we polled Twitter. Just know that Fedora should try to win as many games

He was thrown to the wolves in the Orange Bowl against Florida State to close out the 2012 season, and he had a clunker of a losing campaign in 2016, but in six full seasons has two MAC titles, has won the West four times, and is about to coach in his sixth bowl game.

But he has yet to win one.

It isn't just that Northern Illinois has lost its five bowl games - all with Carey on the sidelines - but most of them have been totally disastrous.

To get blown out against FSU in the Orange Bowl is one thing, but the Huskies were destroyed by Marshall 52-23 in the 2104 Boca Raton, and didn't show up against Boise State in the 2015 Poinsettia - one of the worst bowl games in the history of bowl games.

Now he's taking the MAC champ to face the Conference USA champion - UAB - in your 2018 Boca Raton Bowl.

Win it.

NEXT: He started the year on everyone's Hot Seat list …

4. Ed Orgeron, LSU

No pressure, Coach O, but it's up to you and your team to end this.

Lose the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl to UCF, and - even though you're going to be without star CB Greedy Williams, and possibly a few others - it'll fuel the fire of a fan base that thinks that winning one big exhibition game proves worthiness in the national championship discussion in the following season.

It's been a fantastic year for LSU, and Orgeron turned in a terrific coaching job.

No one saw the possibility of a ten-win season with a blowout victory over Georgia, a dominant win over Miami, and with a win at Auburn and the closest of possible calls at Texas A&M - and Coach O was able to get through a brutal schedule to get a New Year's Six game.

However, even though he's a solid 24-9 in his first 33 games, the collapse in last year's 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to Notre Dame set a bad tone for the offseason.

If LSU beats UCF in a walk, then Orgeron and the program will get a big PR boost for the next eight months. Lose, and even though it's not fair, he's guaranteed to be on everyone's preseason Hot Seat list again in August.

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3. Kalani Sitake, BYU

There was an improvement.

BYU went from ugly and a 4-9 season, to ugly in a 6-6 season with a bowl bid.

It's a second straight year with a sluggish offense, but early wins over Utah and Wisconsin gave the fan base hope that the program can eventually win games like that on a regular basis.

However, following a 3-1 start, the Cougars went 3-5 including a collapse to arch-rival Utah to close out the regular season, and with the O rolling against teams like UMass and New Mexico State.

And now the Cougars aren't off playing some Power Five team in a strong bowl. Nothing against the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, but lose this game to Western Michigan, and Sitake will be 19-20 in his three seasons.

Like all the coaches on their list, he's not going to get fired with a loss. But win would make life a whole lot easier.

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2. Mark Richt, Miami

Richt started out his Miami head coaching run on fire, turning the program around in a hurry with 19 wins and an appearance in the 2017 ACC Championship. But the program took a quick slip back down to mediocrity in a big hurry.

Richt went 19-4 in his first 23 games at Miami, and is 7-8 since, losing to Pitt, then to Clemson in the ACC title game, and then to Wisconsin 34-24 to close out last season in the Orange Bowl.

The Canes won two straight to close out the 2018 regular season, but a four-game losing streak with a horrible offensive collapse soured what was supposed to be another run to the Coastal title.

But at least Richt has a Miami bowl win on the resumé.

One of the deadliest bowl programs from the 1987 season to the national championship win over Nebraska in the 2002 Rose Bowl, Miami went 10-3 in the run.

But starting with the 2008 Emerald Bowl loss to Cal, Miami is 1-7 in its last eight bowls. The only win was over West Virginia under Richt in the 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl, and one of the losses in the run was to Wisconsin in the 2009 Champs Sports.

Now the Canes play the Badgers for the third time in ten years, and this is nowhere near the UW team of last season.

As bad as this year was, win, and the Miami narrative is easy - the program is just one decent quarterback away from being a player again.

Lose, and it'll be a 7-6 season with a harsh spotlight being on Richt and his 2019 campaign.

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1. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan

When we last saw Michigan play college football, it was getting flattened by Ohio State 62-39 in a brutally ugly finish to an otherwise wonderful season.

The Revenge Tour might have taken a break, but it has to crank up again, only in a different way. The Wolverines need to take their revenge out on a bowl game, not necessarily a team.

Both coaches in the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl could use the win. Dan Mullen is playing with house money at Florida after a great first year, but a win would set the tone for a whole lot of offseason hype.

On the flip side is Jim Harbaugh, who did just about everything right this year until the end, but now has to win this bowl game just to exorcise a few demons.

Beating the Gators wouldn't erase the loss to Ohio State, but it might make up for the epic choke to South Carolina in last season's Outback Bowl - ruling what would've been a perfect Big Ten bowl season.

Michigan has lost four of its last five bowl games and Harbaugh is 1-2 in the post-season with the Wolverines. His 2015 team destroyed Florida 41-7 in the Citrus Bowl.

Do that again, and OSU game aside, it will have been a fantastic season.

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With the NFL season winding down, that means the coaching carousel is going to spin. Who's going to be looking for new work after the final game of the regular season? Who is on the firing line? 5. Todd Bowles The coach is destined to join the list of others who have been unable to turn this seemingly cursed franchise into a Super Bowl contender. All the "they-gave-it-their-all" performances add up to nothing more than another sad season for a team that hasn't been to the Super Bowl in 50 years. There have been 16 or so coaches who have come up short.

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