2013 National Coach of the Year Semifinalists Couldn’t Even Win at Ole Miss

Nov 23, 2013; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Duke University head coach David Cutcliffe (Center) and players Dezmond Johnson (42) and Anthony Boone (7) prepare to take the field against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB

Ole Miss loves to talk about their “great” history. They love to tell you all about how prestigious their football program is. How they’ve been able to $ecure some top recruits over the last 12 months and that’s just an example of how they are expressing their power as a sleeping giant (for the last 50 years).

It’s interesting to note when looking down the list of NATIONAL coach of the year candidates. Two names stand out: David Cutcliffe and Ed Oregeron.

David Cutcliffe coached at OM from 1999-2004, but was fired after he was unable to win games without Eli Manning. Now he’s winning games at DUKE (9-2 this year). He’s about to take DUKE to the ACC Championship Game. But he couldn’t get to the SEC title game with a 2-time Superbowl winning quarterback in Oxford.

Coach Orgeron is widly regarded by OM fans as a monumental disaster during his three years, 2005-07, in Oxford. Now he’s leading Southern California to a resurgent season in LaLa land. He won 10 games in 3 years at Ole Miss but has already won 6 in just 7 games at USC….and this isn’t even his team.

Not only are these coaches having success, but they are doing so despite major obstacles, and for that both have been nominated for coach of the year honors. Coach O is the 1st interim coach in history to be nominated.

So….these two are clearly good coaches, but they couldn’t win at Ole Miss? Reflects pretty poorly on their program.

Topics: Mississippi State Bulldogs, Ole Miss Rebels

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