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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LSU worse coaches. 1. player. . Curley Hallman. Curley Hallman. 1991-1994. 16-28 record. 529.

Curley Hallman is one coach many Tiger fans will remember as he had the worst win percentage in LSU football history by a coach who coached more than one season. Hallman was hired to replace Mike Archer who had back-to-back losing seasons to finish his LSU coaching career. In his first season, Hallman had to deal with his players being accused of starting a fight with the LSU men's basketball team.

Hallman then brought LSU thier third losing season in a row, the first time that had happened since the 1950s. His second season wasn't much better as the Tigers finished with their worst record in school history to that point.

Here is how Hallman faired in his time with the Tigers.

  • 1991: 5-6, 3-4 conference
  • 1992: 2-9, 1-7 conference
  • 1993: 5-6, 3-5 conference
  • 1994: 4-7, 3-5 conference

Hallman never had a winning season in his four years at LSU. After blowing a 23-9 lead in the fourth quarter to Auburn in the 1994 season, the Tigers went on to lose to Southern Miss, which signaled the end was near for Hallman. The LSU athletic director Joe Dean have Hallman an ultimatum that he either resign or be fired and with Hallman refusing to resign, he was fired but was allowed to finish out his final season.

Hallman is the only coach in LSU football history since the formation of the SEC to never get a winning season or coach in a bowl game.

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