Monday, November 26, 2007

Weirdness continues

Southern Coach Jeff Bower has been fired. After 14 consecutive winning seasons...

17 comments:

Supermom said...

stupid, stupid, stupid...

puddintane said...

I'm in shock! "Heart-dropped-to-bottom-of-stomach" kind of shock!

Old Bopper said...

Holy Mackerel Sapphire! Why???

skeet said...

They have all lost their minds.

SoMissTV said...

This is what happens when the big money donors threaten the AD by withholding donations.

clstigger said...

Wow! I am in shock too. Didn't see this coming. Got an email from a friend telling me.

Jonathan said...

Ole Miss fans, here is your chance. Bower is a polarizing coach in Mississippi. He's taken a team in the conference of abbreviations (USM, UCF, UAB, UTEP, etc.) and has made them a national name. Grab him quick 'cause he won't be on the market long.

To USM's AD, dumb, dumb, dumb.

NOTE: CBS Sportsline is saying he "resigned." The CL's headline is more accurate.

Jennifer said...

We are keeping Croom.

Susan said...

Maybe Bower will get picked up at Ole Miss... HA!

I saw the headline this morning and just about fainted. He's legacy at USM. No college football coach stays with the same team 17 years. Just plain wrong.

Marshall Ramsey said...

At the beginning of the season, I would have said that Coach O and Bower would have survived and Croom would have been the one on the hotseat.

Coach O, I get. Bower, I don't. What a knuckle-brained decision. A winning program, a clean program. Boom.

As supermom said, stupid, stupid, stupid.

Marshall Ramsey said...

As the old saying in coaching goes, it's not if you will be fired, it's when.

regina Butler said...

So what's the old saying D#$@ if you do win and D#@#% if you don't? Do they need their heads examined????

Maybe Leagel Eagle needs to fly over there and straighten them out.

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Forcedtoretirelegaleagle said...

Legal Eagle was hatched as a Southern Eagle and I still know where to go to peck someone severely!!! I'm headed that way now and luckily don't need that gold out of the gas pump to get there - just exercising my wings and eating a turkey sandwich before I take off.

Watercolor said...

huh?

The Library Guy said...

Unfortunately, it's not surprising. Being an alumnus of USM with family and friends in the Hattiesburg area, I know quite a few people who've not appreciated Bower in the past few years because they expect more out of USM considering the Eagles' schedule.

regina Butler said...

Go get 'em eagle! And sharpen your taloons before you go.