New math, Plains style

So, I came across this on a message board…


… and that got me to wondering about Dennis Dodd’s piece on Harsin, where he noted,

If that was the picture of a lifer, it wasn’t a bad one. Harsin comes to The Plains as the ninth-winningest active FBS coach, (with more than one year experience) having won 76% of his games. The issue with that stat is Harsin will now play three coaches annually with better career winning percentages (Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher at 76.8%, Georgia’s Kirby Smart at 78.8% and Saban at 80%).

Hmmm.  Something doesn’t appear to add up.  Aha!  There’s an eighth year.

Screenshot_2021-02-24 Bryan Harsin - Wikipedia

The comparison is ludicrous enough on its face, but to crimp his track record to make the numbers fit is even cringier.  Although I suspect it’ll become a moot point after the 2021 season.


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21 responses to “New math, Plains style

  1. munsonlarryfkajim

    I compete in the business world with people that will flat out blatantly lie to our prospective clients. It’s maddening


  2. Of all the coaches in college football, Harsin’s certainly one of them.

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  3. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    such a good fit for the barn

    Liked by 3 people

    • Down Island Way

      Knowing that the #AUBURN SUCKS! hc followed in the steps of 1-800-stripper and gus at ark state selling that win % crap is only the beginning of details that will dazzle the mind and confound your senses, this potato head from the big mountain western sky tater country conference will enjoy his scalloped cupcakes, the taste of sec football might send him back to potato land wondering why the barners make such a big deal out of in door plumbing…

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  4. mddawg

    Is it the movie Major League where the commentator says something like “He’s got a .280 average while facing left handed pitchers in the month of September”?

    Liked by 8 people

  5. Salty Dawg

    Good luck, Bry! You’re gonna need it, no matter how they fudge they numbers.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. NotMyCrossToBear

    He’s fixing to get his ass beat.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. That is so little brother. In other words, that’s so Greater Opelika Cow College.


  8. back9k9

    Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.

    Liked by 6 people

  9. Ran A

    Such an Auburn thing to do… Still feels more like the right hire for Vanderbilt to me.


  10. stoopnagle

    A Penn Stater has played in every Super Bowl*

    LOL. Why?

    Liked by 1 person

  11. akascuba

    He should be able to enjoy his summer of love while he can. LOL

    The shit storm is coming his way this fall. Better buckle up big boy.

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  12. Harold Miller

    How dare you let the whole picture obfuscate the Barner’s narrative.


  13. gurkhadawg

    Reminds me of some of the bullshit “trading systems” I’ve seen in the past. Such as: At the beginning of the third week of every month when the S&P has been trending down for the last 17 days and gold has been trending up for the last 13 days, the S&P will be higher at least 1% over the next 8 days. The chances of making money with that strategy and Harsin winning at a .790 clip are about the same.


  14. MGW

    He never coached at Arkansas State. You’re entitled to believe what you want and so am I. Who the hell do you think you are to be the arbiter of what a “fact” really is? Statisticians are a bunch of Auburn thing dorks, and a whole lot of people are saying he’s the third most winning coach. It needs to be reported. You think you can just steal college football from good hard working Auburn people? Not on my watch buddy! We’re coming for you!

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  15. W Cobb Dawg

    Give the man a raise, contract extension, and huge buyout clause!


  16. I hate Awburn as much as just about anyone, 2nd on my list to the swamp lizards, but am I missing something here? Didn’t read the article, but the picture says winning % for last 7 years (.793) and the body of the article says 76% all time, which includes the 2013 record. Please help me with my reading comprehension if I’m off here.