Wednesday, July 19, 2006
It's a Lost Cause for Brown and Brooks
It's OK if you've lost 100 games and your name happens to be Bobby Bowden or Joe Paterno, the biggest winners among the 119 Division I-A coaches. It's another thing to lose 100-plus games and have a winning percentage well below .500. Such is the case for Alabama Birmingham's Watson Brown, left, who has a record of 91-142-2, and Kentucky's Rich Brooks, who is 100-134-4. Of the 10 coaches in I-A who have lost more than 100 games, Brown and Brooks are the only two with losing records. Minnesota's Glen Mason (117-114-1) is a threat to join this exclusive group, but the rest of the losers — for the most part — happen to be big winners. Other coaches with 100 losses: Florida State's Bowden (359-107-4); Penn State's Paterno (354-117-3); Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer (188-102-4); Air Force's Fisher DeBerry (165-101-1); San Jose State's Dick Tomey (161-118-7); Texas El Paso's Mike Price (145-130) and Florida Atlantic's Howard Schnellenberger (128-107-3).
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