3 Worst head coach hires in BYU football history

BYU football has had a football program that has had some great football coaches, but what about the ones that left fans scratching their heads?

Sep 16, 2017; Provo, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars mascot Cosmo poses during a NCAA football game.
Sep 16, 2017; Provo, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars mascot Cosmo poses during a NCAA football game. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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. BYU football. . 18-49-3 overall record. Chick Atkinson. 1949-1955. Chick Atkinson. 2. player. 540

Chick Atkinson had the second-worst win percentage in BYU football history and was the head coach for the Cougars for seven seasons. Atkinson had only one winning record in seven at BYU and never had a winning record in conference play.

Here is a break down of Atkinson's time with the Cougars.

  • 1949: 0-11, 0-5 conference
  • 1950: 4-5-1, 1-3-1 conference
  • 1951: 6-3-1, 2-3-1 conference
  • 1952: 4-6, 3-4 conference
  • 1953: 2-7-1, 1-5-1 conference
  • 1954: 1-8, 1-6 conference
  • 1955: 1-9, 0-7 conference

Atkinson went winless in his first season with the Cougars, but that was his only winless season. However, in his final season, he went winless in conference play and was fired following the 1955 season.