Congratulations to Brent Guy, winner of the WAC's first head coach firing of 2008! Our condolences to Hal Mumme and Robb Akey.
Guy was fired on Sunday for a lot of different reasons, the most important being that he didn't win football games. There is a press conference scheduled this morning to explain as much.
Multiple sources close to the program confirmed Guy and USU athletic director Scott Barnes delivered news of the dismissal to the team during a Sunday afternoon meeting. Guy will finish out the season, with his last game on Nov. 29 at Romney Stadium against New Mexico State.
And what a battle that NMSU game will be.
Guy's coaching record at the university spoke for itself, saying, "8-38 in four seasons?! No wonder he got fired!" And despite conference wins over Idaho and Hawaii, as well as taking Fresno State down to the wire, there was simply no escaping Guy's two wins per year at the school.
Guy took over at Utah State in 2005 with one of the worst teams in the WAC, and despite marginal improvement this season, he will leave his successor with one of the worst teams in the WAC. And who exactly will that successor be? Former Aggie coach John L. Smith is rumored to be in the mix, as are a bunch of other people with far inferior name recognition.
Here's a thought: Guy was a former defensive coordinator at Boise State. Justin Wilcox is the current defensive coordinator at Boise State and the brains behind one of the best defenses in the country.
Let the speculation begin!
Read more: Aggies give up on coach Guy [Salt Lake Tribune]