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Nuts4LSU
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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of the 4 losses, we've had a chance to win 3 of them, esp. '08 and '12.


And just as good a chance of losing in all three wins. The close games have split 3-3 in the last six years, and Alabama won the one that wasn't close.

Having a chance to win doesn't mean anything. It's like Alleva saying it's not about winning championships, it's about competing for (i.e. almost winning) them.



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Nuts4LSU
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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Charlie didn't average 9 wins a season


Correct. He averaged 7.6 wins per season.

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I do remember calling a radio station to ask the question, "why do you want to get rid of a coach that wins 77% of his games?"


Probably because he only won 69% of his games for his career, and only 59% over his last six years.



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BeeFense5
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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It's like Alleva saying it's not about winning championships


Alleva didn't say that






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Nuts4LSU
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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Alleva didn't say that


Yes he did, at the time he announced Miles' extension and raise:

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You can talk all you want about winning championships. It's really not always about winning championships. It's about being in the hunt to win championships, and (Miles) has shown that he's consistently in the hunt to win championships.


LINK



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HuRRiCaNe MiLeS
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


Win 10 games. Get a raise. Profit.





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TexTgrTed
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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Ferguson was NEVER going anywhere else but Arkansas.


Don't know if there's any truth to it, but REALLY old-timers used to tell me the Bahr would tell kids from LA to go anywhere else but LSU.

I think he knew deep down that if the sleeping giant ever woke up, it would cause more trouble for Bammer that most any other school.

Legend has it that Bahr told Ferguson that since Bammer couldn't take him, he would be best to go to UArk.






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Tommy Patel
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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where did the heat come from back then? was it mainly talk radio?


I remember the Bumper sticker, "help Mac Pack" on cars around Shreveport, can't imagine how bad it was in Baton Rouge.






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denvertiger
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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If beating Alabama were the test, then he never would have lasted 18 years.


Didn't read all 9 pages but Mac wasn't that great against OM, either. I believe he beat OM and Bama the same year once or twice. That's what I remember my old man bitching about when he talked about Coach Mac.



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Nuts4LSU
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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Didn't read all 9 pages but Mac wasn't that great against OM, either. I believe he beat OM and Bama the same year once or twice.


Yep, just once, in 1970. He went 1-6-1 against Ole Miss and 1-5 vs. Alabama through 1969, including posting LSU's worst-ever defeat at the hands of the Rebels, 37-3 in 1963.

In the 1970s, he turned it around against the Rebs, going 8-2, but went 0-9 vs. Alabama after beating them in 1970.



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airbornetiger
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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Yes he did, at the time he announced Miles' extension and raise:


are you that cluesless to his intent?






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emigretiger
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I was in school 64-68 and 72-73 I had a 4 year detour in SEA but Cholly couldn't beat Bama, neither could anyone else. But the big deal as I remember was that he refused to get rid of Charley Peavy, the Offenseive Coordinator. Cholly was loyal to his assts but Peavy was a 3 yds and a cloud of dust type and back then the Veer and the I formation were the new things and we didn't adjust. Cholly Mac was a great coach and a great guy.





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JawjaTigah
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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Charlie didn't average 9 wins a season

Correct. He averaged 7.6 wins per season.

And let's remember a season then was 10 games only. There was no SEC championship game. And maybe a bowl would stretch it to eleven games. But many, many fewer bowls back then, too. So a post-season bowl was not a "given" for most teams, esp. not for those who are what we call "bowl eligible" today. Out of curiosity, I'm wondering if the average you took of Mac's 7.6 wins per season includes wins in bowls LSU played in back then, or is it for regular season games only?






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CITWTT
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


I can remember my father bitching as far back as the Arky Cotton Bowl days. The '68 Sugar bowl had the ole man on the verge of a stroke/heart attack during the broadcast. That occurred three weeks later and again six months later. He didn't have a mechanism for just relaxing and getting over life.





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Gus Tinsley
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


Both..."Help Mac Pack" signs were everywhere...





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YellowShoe
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


Nuts.. This thread jumped the shark when your Miles obsession bled into it. Stop trying to bitch about Miles every opportunity you get. This thread was great till you (and your brethren) started the Miles angle.





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jcb236
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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This thread jumped the shark when your Miles obsession bled into it.

Definitely, absolutely agree!






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DaSaltyTiger
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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Charlie didn't average 9 wins a season


Actually, Mac went through a five year streak of winning nine a season - late 60's to early 70's.






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AlwysATgr
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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And let's remember a season then was 10 games only.


I think we went to 11 game seasons beginning in '70.






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MonroeTiger80
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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Terry Bradshaw, believe or not couldn't get in LSU.


I've heard this for years and assume it is true but if someone like Ramsey Dardar could qualify to enroll and stay eligible at LSU for four years, God knows LSU could have kept Bradshaw eligible, too.

I'd have loved to see Terry play in Tiger stadium.

He had THE CANNON of all cannons of an arm and threw what is still the longest, damdest touchdown pass in a game I've ever seen.



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denvertiger
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re: For the old-timers...when did Cholly Mac first get on the hot seat?


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Bradshaw couldn't get in LSU, by his own admission


And I'm not sure he was even the best QB on his Tech team






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