A slim job market for college football coaches?
- November 24, 2010 - 12:13 AM
A SLIM JOB MARKET?
Early indications are there will be fewer-than-usual Football Bowl Subdivision coaching jobs open after this season. Here's a look at numbers from the past decade (year listed is first season of hired coach):
2011: Three total so far, two BCS (Colorado, Minnesota)
2010: 23 total, 12 BCS (Cincinnati, Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Texas Tech, USC, South Florida, Vanderbilt, Virginia)
2009: 22 total, 11 BCS (Auburn, Boston College, Clemson, Iowa State, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Oregon, Purdue, Syracuse, Tennessee, Washington)
2008: 18 total, 11 BCS (Arkansas, Baylor, Duke, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Texas A&M, UCLA, Washington State, West Virginia)
2007: 24 total, 13 BCS (Alabama, Arizona State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, Miami, Michigan State, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Stanford)
2006: 11 total, four BCS (Colorado, Kansas State, Northwestern, Wisconsin)
2005: 23 total, 12 BCS (Florida, Illinois, Indiana, LSU, Mississippi, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Pitt, South Carolina, Stanford, Syracuse, Washington)
2004: 13 total, five BCS (Arizona, Cincinnati, Duke, Mississippi State, Nebraska)
2003: 18 total, 10 BCS (Alabama, Baylor, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Oregon State, Texas A&M, UCLA, Washington, Washington State)
2002: 13 total, eight BCS (California, Florida, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kansas, Notre Dame, Stanford, Vanderbilt)
2001: 25 total, 16 BCS (Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, USC, Virginia, Wake Forest, West Virginia)
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