Before Jim Harbaugh showed up to Stanford, the Cardinal were mired in losing season after losing season. However, within two years under his coaching, they were considered National Championship contenders. Do you remember the name of the coach who nearly wrecked the program, though? His name was Walt Harris, and his tenure with Stanford was nothing short of a disaster. He’s one of the worst college football coaches of all-time, and he’s in “good company” on this list. To see where he falls among the worst of the worst, you’ll have to stick around.
Dan Hawkins Softened The Edges Of The Colorado Buffs
Dan Hawkins had Colorado fans cheering for him when he took over as the University of Colorado head coach in 2005. His resume included a winning run at Boise State and a tough guy attitude that lead everyone to believe his success would repeat at Boulder.
All the tough talk was quickly silenced when the team went 2-10 in his first season at the helm. Things got worse when a parent complained that his athletes were working too hard and he responded, “this ain’t intramurals!” He was fired in 2010 with a 19-39 record.