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Fresno State fires head coach Pat Hill

Posted on: December 4, 2011 8:14 pm
Edited on: December 4, 2011 8:16 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Long time head coach Pat Hill has been fired by Fresno State after 15 seasons, the school announced Sunday afternoon.

The Bulldogs lost to San Diego State 35-28 on Saturday to finish the season at 4-9. Athletic director Thomas Boeh made the decision to let Hill, 59, go the next day.

The head coach known in part by his trademark mustache wraps his time in the San Joaquin Valley, which began in 1997, with a 112-80 record. The team went to a bowl game 11 times under Hill's tenure, winning four. He never shied away from a challenge and frequently played larger BCS schools thanks to an "anytime, anywhere" scheduling philosophy.

The highlight of his tenure might have been a narrow 50-42 loss to top-ranked USC in 2005. Hill couldn't maintain momentum however and went just 40-41 since the game. With the school struggling with finances, Hill agreed to take a more than $300,000 pay cut in this year.

Fresno State is moving from the WAC to the Mountain West in 2012.


Comments

Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:54 am
 

Fresno State fires head coach Pat Hill

First of all I want to say Thank You to Pat Hill for bringing BIG TIME FOOTBALL to Fresno!!  I wish you the best and hope you enjoy being a grandpa in July.  Now let's hope they bring in a coach with the same idea of taking Fresno State to the next level.



Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Fresno State fires head coach Pat Hill

Who cares......Fresno isn't worth my 5 seconds of typing this. It is stinky, hot, and the place seems to try and act bigger than they really are. Out of town comes to mind when I go through the redneckville of Fresno. My favorite stat was last year where 40% of their fans never went to college. Perhaps they should stick to picking grapes instead of trying to play football.



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:30 pm
 

Fresno State fires head coach Pat Hill

Worse, try the spot between the anus and scrotum on someone who hasn't showered in a week. Seriously, if you've been there you'd agree....I have, thankfully just passing through that gang infested rat hole.


You are disgusting human being





Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:04 am
 

Fresno State fires head coach Pat Hill

The fact that you know what that is like says a lot about you.



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:52 am
 

Fresno State fires head coach Pat Hill

Fresno is an armpit compared to Boise.

Worse, try the spot between the anus and scrotum on someone who hasn't showered in a week. Seriously, if you've been there you'd agree....I have, thankfully just passing through that gang infested rat hole.



Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:35 am
 

Fresno State fires head coach Pat Hill

Hill is a class act. Sad to see him go but he just couldn't get the job done these last few years.



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:53 am
 

Fresno State fires head coach Pat Hill

Much "Thanks" to Coach Hill for what you did for Fresno.  You ran a clean program, raised graduation rates significantly, got exposure on TV and placed players in the NFL.  However, despite all that, I believe you were too stubborn to change your ways and rested on your laurels.  You will be a better coach at your next gig if you get the resources you need.  Actually -- that Illinois job could be a great fit for you.  We need to find the next Pat Hill -- an "up-and-comer" who has NFL coordinator experience and/or an innovative coach from a FCS school.  Looking forward to see who we get.  Hopefully someone who is hungry and wants 5 - 7 years in Fresno.  They will inherit some great offensive talent...we need help on D.  Rumors in Fresno include Tim McDonald and Trent Dilfer along with names like Mike Martz (alum).  Any other speculation out there???



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 12:45 am
 

Fresno State fires head coach Pat Hill

Fresno is an armpit compared to Boise.  Guy got hosed.



Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2011 9:39 pm
 

Fresno State fires head coach Pat Hill

That's why you never take a paycut.... Way to say thank you...  He made a nothing program as relevant as it's ever going to be... This guy is a good coach and should get another job.



Since: Aug 3, 2009
Posted on: December 4, 2011 9:18 pm
 

Fresno State fires head coach Pat Hill

Classy and well articulated post. 


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