Now that Wisconsin has a new Badger boss, the college football coaching carousel is grinding to a merciful stop.
It has been a busy winter for job changes. Again.
Last year there were 28 openings at FBS schools. You’d think that high number would slow down the pace the following year, but only a little. Right now the number stands at 26. Since 2010, nearly half of FBS has turned over.
That means schools are more impatient than ever for results, and coaches are more willing than ever to pick up and leave in search of a bigger payday or brighter spotlight. College football has never been more of a bottom-line business than it is right now.
With 24 of the 26 FBS jobs now filled, this seems like a good time to categorize and grade the hires – with the large caveat that none of us really knows how these will work out.
These schools all made surprise hires of coaches who were arguably overqualified for the job:
Arkansas: Bret Bielema.
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