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Mizzou 25: Coaches Edition (Quarterfinal #4)

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UPDATE: Called after 62 votes.  Pinkel wins big (a little bigger than I'd have guessed), 83%-16%.

It's on to the Quarterfinals in the Mizzou 25 Coaches Edition, the tournament to determine who was the best, most likable, most influential Mizzou coach in the last 25 years!  We rounded through an upset-free first round, and we'll hopefully see a little more competition in the second.  Click here for the bracket.

5/14: 1 Norm Stewart vs 8 Joann Rutherford
5/15: 4 The Kreklows vs 5 Rick McGuire
5/16: 3 Brian Smith vs 6 Gene McArtor
5/17: 2 Gary Pinkel vs 7 Tim Jamieson

2 Gary Pinkel vs 7 Tim Jamieson

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2001-present

1995-present

Career Record at Mizzou:
49-37

Five Best Seasons:
2002 - 5-7
2003 - 8-5 (Independence Bowl)
2005 - 7-5 (Independence Bowl)
2006 - 8-5 (Sun Bowl)
2007 - 12-2 (Cotton Bowl)

Career Record at Mizzou:
476-325-2

Five Best Seasons:
1996 - 39-19, 0-2 NCAA Regional
2003 - 36-22, 1-2 NCAA Regional
2005 - 40-23, 1-2 NCAA Regional
2006 - 35-28, NCAA Regional Champs
2007 - 42-17, 2-2 NCAA Regional

Gary Pinkel has survived all the peaks and valleys a coach can see and has come out the better for it.  After three seasons of steady progress, the bottom fell out for Mizzou in 2004, and a 5-6 season left Pinkel's tenure on the rocks.  Since then, Mizzou has gone from 7 to 8 to 12 wins, earning its first #1 ranking in 47 years late in 2007.  Mizzou will start the 2008 season in the Top 10, and Pinkel's slow-but-steady grind toward success has won over Mizzou fans, to say the least. Like Gary Pinkel, Tim Jamieson struggled a few years into his coaching tenure before righting the ship in a major way.  Just looking at his career record (441-308-2 heading into 2008) doesn't cut it.  Under Jamieson, Mizzou averaged a 36-21 record between 1996-99 before struggling at the turn of the decade.  However, they've averaged 38 wins a season since 2003 and found themselves ranked #2 in the country a few weeks into the 2008 season.

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 81%
    Gary Pinkel
    (67 votes)
  • 18%
    Tim Jamieson
    (15 votes)
82 votes total Vote Now