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Comment 08 Aug 2016

I remember thinking so at the time, but if it had not been for the fact that OSU completely botched the Earle Bruce dismissal, Cooper would have been fired after the 1990 season.  Let's look at what he had accomplished to that point:

First losing season since 1966, Three straight losses to Michigan, Three straight losses to Illinois, The whole USC game debacle, getting blown out in a historic fashion by Pitt and USC in 88 and 89, the embarrassment in the Liberty bowl to top it off. Think about the miracle wins against LSU, Minnesota and Iowa, take those away and there is a potential bowl drought on top of the losing season in 1988.  Reading back on it, it seems strange that he wasn't fired even despite the university still feeling the sting from the Earle situation.