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TV Shows - Coach

Coach is an American television sitcom that aired for nine seasons on ABC from 1989 to 1997. The series starred Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, head coach of the fictional Division I-A college football team, the Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles. The program also starred Jerry Van Dyke as Luther Van Dam and Bill Fagerbakke as Michael "Dauber" Dybinski, assistant coaches under Fox. The role of Hayden's girlfriend (and later, wife) Christine Armstrong, a television news anchor, was played by Shelley Fabares.

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1 Hayden Goes Pro Move to Orlando weakened show
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 Winning. Minnesota State wins National Championship.
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1 I agree with the comments about winning being the downfall of the show. The show was at its best when Hayden and his staff were struggling and trying to win. When they were winning, he turned into a legendary figure and the humor of the show was put into the background with the focus being on the greatness of Hayden. The move to Orlando and the pros just accelerated this drop in quality. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on January 24, 2013, 10:23 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 To the one comment below, lemme provide some examples... Coach K at Duke... Greg Schiano at Rutgers Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech It can be realistic, especially if we are talking about a school with a "losing tradition, and an AD who knows it takes time to turn around a program. On topic of the show, when he went to the pros, the show just lost something. I understand trying to change things up to keep things fresh, but sometimes, that just backfires. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 19, 2013, 11:49 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 As a lifetime University of Minnesota Football fan, a team that has not won the Big Ten championship since 1967, I lived vigariously through the Screaming Eagles when they became good. The fact that they used Gopher football highlights for the Screaming Eagles helped me live out the dream. -- Submitted By: (jonkaplanseaver) on May 8, 2011, 6:13 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 it was cool when the show was about a coach trying to turn around a losing program. but no real coach would get that much time. -- Submitted By: (VeritechRyan) on October 21, 2010, 12:40 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Meh. Shelly Fabares was the only reason I watched the show to begin with :-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 28, 2010, 9:26 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 The Pro thing was only the icing on the cake for me. The decline started with winning seasons -- before long, the whole premise that made the show funny unraveled. Hayden was supposed to be an earnest, middle-of-the-road kind of coach. Next thing you know, he's Bear Bryant. It didn't make sense, and the show suffered. The comedy with Luther and Dauber was some of the best stuff the show offered -- even Christine was hilarious at times, but Nelson got worse and worse as the "success" model kicked in. The pro job was just stupid -- probably not as stupid as Christine having a baby, though!!! -- Submitted By: (HistoryProf) on July 28, 2010, 4:29 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
7 never really got into this show. I never found Craig T Nelson that funny. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 4, 2009, 10:38 am - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 This show's slow yet steady decline began after Hayden accepted the pro job and moved to Orlando. (bringing seemingly half the population of Minnesota along with him) -- Submitted By: (LoyalPigeon) on May 12, 2009, 4:22 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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