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Does heredity work in football coaches?
The Kiffin family suggests not.
The Dooley family? Derek's head coaching record is 17-20, a winning percent of 46%. At the same age, Vince Dooley's head coaching record was 73-32-5, a winning percentage of 66%. By age 41, Vince Dooley had won two SEC championships and had never failed to win fewer than 5 games in a season at Georgia. The younger Dooley's La Tech teams won MORE THAN 5 games only once.
The La Tech coach that preceded Dooley had essentially the same winning percentage (45.2% vs 45.9%) and appeared in the same number of bowl games (one.) Rather than being hired by a once-proud SEC football program, the previous La Tech coach was fired.
As was with the case with the Kiffin family, I would much rather have the father than the son.
Great job, Mike.
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