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Bruce has quickly climbed up Auburn's all-time career coaching win list, with a higher win percentage than any other AU coach except Joel Eaves at .681 (aside from a guy named Papke who went 38-18 in the 1920s). Eaves, Pearl and Shug Jordan are the only three AU coaches with winning records against SEC opponents.  Here are the career win totals: 

1. Joel Eaves: 213-100 in 14 seasons (1949–1963); .681

2. Cliff Ellis: 186-125 in 10 seasons (1994-2004); .598

3. Bruce Pearl: 182-101 wins in 8/9 seasons (2014-present); .643

4. Sonny Smith: 173-154 in 11 seasons (1978-1989); .529

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Sani-Freeze said:

Bruce has quickly climbed up Auburn's all-time career coaching win list, with a higher win percentage than any other AU coach except Joel Eaves at .681 (aside from a guy named Papke who went 38-18 in the 1920s). Eaves, Pearl and Shug Jordan are the only three AU coaches with winning records against SEC conference opponents.  Here are the career win totals: 

1. Joel Eaves: 213 wins in 14 seasons (1949–1963); .681

2. Cliff Ellis: 186 wins in 10 seasons (1994-2004); .598

3. Sonny Smith: 173 in 11 seasons (1978-1989); .529

4. Bruce Pearl: 166 wins in 8/9 seasons (2014-present); .631

 

 

I mentioned this in passing in another thread. Glad you made it's as this is a huge deal for our program. He is likely to be #2 at this end of this season, and could be the leader at the end of next season. 

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On 11/3/2022 at 11:34 PM, Dual-Threat Rigby said:

I think it’s impressive how good his splits look like with how horrid the first half of the tenure was, record wise 

I don't know what the strength of schedule was like for Eaves and Sonny, but I don't think Cliff Ellis was actively scheduling competitive out-of-conference matchups like we are now. So you could make the case that Bruce has gotten this many wins faster but also against a tougher field. 

Of course, Eaves wasn't coaching as many games per season so you have to look more at win % rather than total Ws for comparison. Regardless, it's an incredible feat for Bruce to get to this point so quickly.

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2 hours ago, Sani-Freeze said:

I don't know what the strength of schedule was like for Eaves and Sonny, but I don't think Cliff Ellis was actively scheduling competitive out-of-conference matchups like we are now. So you could make the case that Bruce has gotten this many wins faster but also against a tougher field. 

Of course, Eaves wasn't coaching as many games per season so you have to look more at win % rather than total Ws for comparison. Regardless, it's an incredible feat for Bruce to get to this point so quickly.

Not to mention this may be the toughest the SEC has ever been in basketball. Bruce is closing in on the most wins, with the best percentage, playing arguably the toughest schedule of any other Auburn basketball coach.

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On 11/4/2022 at 10:22 AM, Sani-Freeze said:

Bruce has quickly climbed up Auburn's all-time career coaching win list, with a higher win percentage than any other AU coach except Joel Eaves at .681 (aside from a guy named Papke who went 38-18 in the 1920s). Eaves, Pearl and Shug Jordan are the only three AU coaches with winning records against SEC opponents.  Here are the career win totals: 

1. Joel Eaves: 213 wins in 14 seasons (1949–1963); .681

2. Cliff Ellis: 186 wins in 10 seasons (1994-2004); .598

3. Sonny Smith: 173 in 11 seasons (1978-1989); .529

4. Bruce Pearl: 173 wins in 8/9 seasons (2014-present); .638

 

 

he wil be the AU legend in a few yrs

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If we don't drop any games He could tie for 2nd on the 25th of Jan. vs A&M. 

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23 hours ago, JwgreDeux said:

If we don't drop any games He could tie for 2nd on the 25th of Jan. vs A&M. 

Unless things go south in a bad way, he should be 2nd, at least by the end of this season.  

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Now six wins away from #2 spot.

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