Fired University of Arizona football coach John Mackovic talks with reporters after leaving McKale Center on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003. Photo by A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

After losing 59-13 to LSU, 48-10 to Oregon and 59-7 at Purdue, John Mackovic was fired on Sept. 28. His teams had gone 2-11 over two seasons, which included a 2002 midseason gathering — a player mutiny — to voice displeasure to President Peter Likins. The ’03 Wildcats yielded 429 points, the most in the school’s first 104 years of football. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.