Baylor Fires Head Coach Guy Morriss
Posted by Matt on November 18, 2007
Baylor University fired Guy Morriss after the team’s 12th straight Big 12 loss and after going 18-40 in five seasons, reports ESPN.com. Morriss was the guy (no pun intended) whom current University of Kentucky head coach Rich Brooks replaced in 2003 amidst groans and ‘what ifs’ from the Bluegrass Nation. At the time, Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart was unwilling to match the salary Guy wanted and Baylor was offering and considering Kentucky was still being punished by the NCAA for infractions from the previous administration, it was an easy decision for Morriss to go back to his home at Baylor.
And as much criticism as Brooks has garnered, looking back I wonder how many who wanted Morriss over Brooks at the time would be on the other side of the argument now that Kentucky has put together back-to-back 7-win seasons for the first time since 1976 and 1977. Coach Brooks has almost as many wins the past two seasons as Coach Morriss had in all five years of his time at Baylor and it seems as if Guy’s career never fully recovered from the premature Gatorade bath seconds before the “Bluegrass Miracle” against LSU in Lexington in 2002.
We’re just eight days removed from the fifth anniversary of that faithful hail mary and I would venture to say Morriss still has nightmares of Marcus Randall to Devery Henderson in his dreams.
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