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    Bill Curry to retire at the end of this season at Georgia State.

    He only had one 10 win season, which was at Bama. My question is why was he hired at Alabama to begin with? Its not like he won a ton a games at GT.

    Curry’s coaching career
    Georgia Tech

    1980/1-9-1

    1981/1-10

    1982/6-5

    1983/3-8

    1984/6-4-1

    1985/9-2-1

    1986/5-5-1


    Alabama

    1987/7-5

    1988/9-3


    1989/10-2

    Kentucky

    1990/4-7

    1991/3-8

    1992/4-7

    1993/6-6

    1994/1-10

    1995/4-7

    1996/4-7

    Georgia State

    2010/6-5

    2011/3-8

    Total/92-118-4
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    Re: Bill Curryto retire at the end of this season at Georgia State.

    Ok maybe back to ESPN?

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    Re: Bill Curryto retire at the end of this season at Georgia State.

    Quote Originally Posted by Florida Tom View Post
    Ok maybe back to ESPN?
    hope not.

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    Re: Bill Curryto retire at the end of this season at Georgia State.

    I can't wait for his new book, "Ain't Never Been Nothin' But Sort Of A Winner"

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    Re: Bill Curryto retire at the end of this season at Georgia State.

    Oh well. College football just won't be the same without him.
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    Re: Bill Curry to retire at the end of this season at Georgia State.

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaGoose View Post
    He only had one 10 win season, which was at Bama. My question is why was he hired at Alabama to begin with? Its not like he won a ton a games at GT.

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    Re: Bill Curryto retire at the end of this season at Georgia State.

    He just couldn't take it anymore that he didn't have the time to bash Alabama on national tv. So he retires hoping ESPN will hire him back as a commentator and we'll be blessed with this type of dialogue during the games he calls

    San Diego St vs BYU game

    Color analyst- "WOW! What a play by #58, the outside linebacker! Coach Curry, is that what you coaches mean by a player being able to play 'sideline to sideline'?"

    Bill Curry- "Well, you know John, when it comes to Alabama and their boosters and alumni. It is a lot like the mafia. I coached there so I know."

    Color analyst-
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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaGoose View Post
    He only had one 10 win season, which was at Bama. My question is why was he hired at Alabama to begin with? Its not like he won a ton a games at GT.



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    Context clarifies.

    The public story in the spring of 1987 was that President Joab Thomas wanted Alabama to be known as "more than a football factory." And though time has justified the view that Curry was hardly a very good coach, if you look at it through the eyes of 1987, you see this:

    Guy took over a team on a crippling probation with strict academic standards (since loosened) and won 9 games - including a bowl game where he benched seven starters including the QB and star RB for violating curfew.

    So you look at that if you're Joab Thomas and say, "If he won 9 games under those circumstances, imagine what he could do at Alabama." And that logic is not necessarily flawed but it also fails to take into account other variables. Curry did have a good rep as a moral authority as well. And just to point out - Curry won his ten games in TEN games of a 12-game season. Dubious, Fran, and Shula all needed the extra games to attain ten wins.

    That said, Curry will be remembered as a mediocre head coach who could recruit quite well (the seniors on the 92 champs were recruited by Curry) but was not a good game day coach. Tide fans never wanted him and what coach uses Alabama as a stepping stone to head coach at Kentucky in FOOTball? Basketball, yes.

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    Re: Bill Curry to retire at the end of this season at Georgia State.

    Can't you see Bill Curry and Craig James teaming up on ESPN! Two losers!
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    Re: Bill Curry to retire at the end of this season at Georgia State.

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    Curry won his ten games in TEN games of a 12-game season. Dubious, Fran, and Shula all needed the extra games to attain ten wins.
    This cannot be said enough.

    Curry's clearly not Saban (as if that had to be said). Curry's not Stallings. I don't think Curry's even Ray Perkins but he's far from the worst hiring choice Bama's made since Bear retired.

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    Congrats to Bill Curry, the winningest coach in Georgia State University football history!

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    Re: Bill Curryto retire at the end of this season at Georgia State.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache View Post
    I can't wait for his new book, "Ain't Never Been Nothin' But Sort Of A Winner"
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    Re: Bill Curry to retire at the end of this season at Georgia State.

    Quote Originally Posted by efd840 View Post
    This cannot be said enough.

    Curry's clearly not Saban (as if that had to be said). Curry's not Stallings. I don't think Curry's even Ray Perkins but he's far from the worst hiring choice Bama's made since Bear retired.
    I personally think he was doing a very good job. Before he lost his last two games against Auburn in Jordan Hare and a way better Miami in the Sugar Bowl his 26-6 record was the best by a third year coach in Bama history including Bryant, Saban, Stallings, anybody.

    People can argue that until they're blue in the face but it's a fact.

    Some say "Yeah...but he won with Ray Perkins recruits." Yep, the same recruits Ray Perkins couldn't win with.
    And by the way, I thought at the time and think today that Perkins was a joke.

    Curry was better than people give him credit for and he was a class coach during his tenure.

    He did get bitter towards Bama after his departure which he had no right to. He left of his own accord.

    But I get tired of seeing nothing but bashing him because he wasn't "family". The guy won at Bama, it's that simple.

    I wish him the best. He's a good man.

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