3 Worst head coach hires in LSU football history

There have been a number of amazing coaches at LSU from Nick Saban to Charles McClendon. However, what about the coaches that were not so successful?
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27-18 record. . Mike Archer. Mike Archer. 3. . player. LSU worst coaches. 1987-1990. 529

Now this one may confuse Tiger fans, but stick with me, I have a point here. Mike Archer did have a good record when you first look at it because it was a winning record. Archer brought LSU their first 10-win season in over 25 years and even finished ranked No. 5 at the end of the 1987 season, Archer's first season, but it went downhill after that.

Here is a breakdown of Archer's career at LSU.

  • 1987: 10-1-1, 5-1 conference
  • 1988: 8-4, 6-1 conference
  • 1989: 4-7, 2-5 conference
  • 1990: 5-6, 2-5 conference

Archer had a fairly good second season finishing 8-4 and tied for first in the conference, but Auburn got the bid to the Sugar Bowl that season and LSU went to the Hall of Fame Bowl in which they lost in. Archer then had back-to-back losing seasons, only amounting to two conference wins in each. After the second losing season, Archer was forced to resign after losing four of his last five games.

Archer still coached after his time at LSU, but only as a defensive coach. He never had another head coaching position again.