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Urban Meyer
Ohio State
Tom Herman
Texas
Lance Leipold
Buffalo
Jimbo Fisher
Florida State

Chris Petersen

Washington

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma

David Shaw
Stanford
Nick Saban
Alabama
Dabo Swinney
Clemson
Jeff Brohm
Purdue

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Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W L

1

Urban Meyer

Ohio State

52

Big Ten

$6,750,000

15

165

28

0

.855

5

61

5

0

.923

12

1

11 1

2

Tom Herman

Texas

41

Big 12

$5,250,000

3

22

4

0

.846

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

3

Lance Leipold

Buffalo

52

MAC

$600,000

10

116

23

0

.835

2

7

17

0

.292

5

7

2 10

4

Jimbo Fisher

Florida State

51

ACC 

$5,500,000

7

78

16

0

.830

7

78

16

0

.830

10

3

10 2

5

Chris Petersen

Washington

52

Pac 12

$3,800,000

11

119

25

0

.826

3

27

13

0

.675

7

6

12 1

6

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma

56

Big 12 

$6,000,000

18

189

48

0

.797

18

189

48

0

.797

11

2

10 2

7

David Shaw Stanford 44 Pac 12 $4,000,000 6 63 17 0 .788 6 63 17 0 .788 12 2 9 3

8

Nick Saban

Alabama

65

SEC

$8,250,000

21

209

60

1

.776

10

118

18

0

.868

14

1

13 0

9

Dabo Swinney Clemson 47 ACC $4,750,000 9 87 28 0 .757 9 87 28 0 .757 13 1 12 1

10

Jeff Brohm

Purdue

46

Big Ten

$3,300,000

4

30

10

0

.750

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

11

Gary Patterson

TCU

56

Big 12

$4,000,000

17

149

53

0

.738

17

149

53

0

.738

11

2

6 6

12

Mark Richt

Miami

56

ACC

 $4,000,000

16

154

55

0

.737

1

9

4

0

.692

0

0

9 4

13

Bryan Harsin

Boise State

39

MWC

$1,600,000

5

38

14

0

.731

3

31

9

0

.775

9

4

10 3

14

Bobby Petrino

Louisville

55

ACC

$3,750,000

12

109

42

0

.722

7

67

21

0

.761

8

5

9 3

15

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame

55

Ind. 

$4,500,000

27

230

88

2

.722

7

59

31

0

.656

10

3

4 8

16

Chuck Martin

Miami, Ohio

48

MAC

$550,000

9

85

33

0

.720

3

11

26

0

.297

3

9

6 7

17

Jason Candle

Toledo

37

MAC

$700,000

1

10

4

0

.714

1

10

4

0

.714

0

0

9 4

18

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan

53

Big Ten

$9,000,000

9

78

32

0

.709

2

20

5

0

.800

10

3

10 2

19

Kalani Sitake

BYU

41

ACC

$2,000,000

1

9

4

0

.692

1

9

4

0

.692

0

0

9 4

20

Bobby Wilder

Old Dominion

52

CUSA

$600,000

8

67

30

0

.691

8

67

30

0

.691

5

7

10 3

21

Guz Malzahn

Auburn

51

SEC

$4,000,000

5

44

20

0

.688

4

35

18

0

.673

7

6

8 4

22

Hugh Freeze

Mississippi

47

SEC 

$4,500,000

8

69

32

0

.683

5

39

25

0

.609

10

3

5 7

23

Clay Helton USC 44 Pac 12 $4,000,000 2 15 7 0 .682 2 15 7 0 .682 6 4 9 3

24

Craig Bohl

Wyoming

58

MWC

$1,000,000

14

118

56

0

.678

3

14

24

0

.368

2

10

8 6

25

Kevin Sumlin Texas A&M 52 SEC $5,250,000 9 79 38 0 .675 5 44 21 0 .677 8 5 8 5

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD RECORD WITH SCHOOL 2015 2016

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W L

26

Kyle Whittingham

 Utah

57

Pac 12

 $3,400,000

13

104

50

0

.675

13

104

50

0

.675

10

3

9 4

27

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State

49

Big 12

$3,750,000

12

104

50

0

.675

12

104

50

0

.675

10

3

10 3

28

Willie Fritz

Tulane

56

AAC

$1,500,000

20

158

77

0

.672

1

4

8

0

.333

0

0

4 8

29

Chris Creighton

E. Michigan

47

MAC

$525,000

20

149

73

0

.671

3

10

26

0

.278

1

11

7 6

30

Paul Johnson

Georgia Tech

59

ACC

$2,900,000

20

176

87

0

.669

9

69

48

0

.590

3

9

8 4

31

Matt Viator La. Monroe 53 SunBelt $700,000 12 82 41 0 .667 1 4 8 0 .333 0 0 4 8

32

Mark Hudspeth

La. Lafayette

48

SunBelt

$1,250,000

13

102

53

0

.658

6

36

32

0

.529

4

8

6 7

33

Bill Snyder

Kansas State

77

Big 12

$3,200,000

25

202

105

1

.657

25

202

105

1

.657

6

7

9 4

34

Bronco Mendenhall

Virginia

50

ACC

$3,250,000

12

101

53

0

.656

1

2

10

0

.200

0

0

2 10

35

Rod Carey

Northern Illinois

45

MAC

$600,000

4

36

19

0

.655

4

36

19

0

.655

8

5

5 7

36

Bret Bielema

Arkansas

46

SEC

$4,200,000

11

93

50

0

.650

4

25

26

0

.490

8

5

7 6

37

Butch Davis Fla. Int'l. 66 CUSA $1,000,000 11 79 43 0 .648 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0

38

Ken Niumatalolo Navy 51 AAC $2,250,000 9 77 42 0 .647 9 77 42 0 .647 11 2 9 5

39

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State

60

Big Ten

$4,500,000

13

108

59

0

.647

10

90

42

0

.682

12

2

3 9

40

Scott Satterfield

Appalachian St.

44

Sun Belt

$400,000

4

32

18

0

.640

4

32

18

0

.640

11

2

10 3

41

Jay Hopson Southern Miss 48 CUSA $800,000 5 39 22 0 .639 1 7 6 0 .538 0 0 7 6

42

Larry Fedora North Carolina 54 ACC $3,200,000 9 74 43 0 .632 5 40 24 0 .625 11 3 8 4

43

Dino Babers Syracuse 55 ACC $2,500,000 5 41 24 0 .631 1 4 8 0 .333 0 0 4 8

44

Jim Mora

UCLA

55

Pac-12

$3,600,000

5

41

24

0

.631

5

41

24

0

.631

8

5

4 8

45

Frank Solich

Ohio

72

MAC 

$700,000

18

146

86

0

.629

12

88

67

0

.568

8

5

8 6

46

James Franklin Penn State 44 Big Ten $4,500,000 6 49 29 0 .628 3 25 14 0 .641 7 6 11 2

47

Jim McElwain Florida 54 SEC $4,200,000 5 40 23 0 .625 2 18 8 0 .692 10 4 8 4

48

Lane Kiffin

Florida Atlantic 

42

CUSA

$1,000,000

6

35

21

0

.625

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

49

Terry Bowden

Akron

60

MAC

$500,000

24

165

99

2

.624

5

24

37

0

.393

8

5

5 7

50

Butch Jones

Tennessee

48

SEC

$4,200,000

10

79

48

0

.622

4

29

21

0

.580

9

4

8 4

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD RECORD WITH SCHOOL 2015 2016

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W L

51

Pat Narduzzi Pitt 50 ACC $2,500,000 2 16 10

0

.615

2 16 10 0 .615 8 5 8 5

52

Mike Norvell

Memphis

35

AAC

$1,250,000

1

8

5

0

.615

1

8

5

0

.615

0

0

8 5

53

Todd Graham

Arizona State

52

Pac 12 

$3,200,000

11

89

54

0

.615

5

39

26

0

.600

6

7

5 7

54

Dave Doeren NC State 45 ACC $2,400,000 6 48 30 0 .615 4 25 26 0 .490 7 6 7 6

55

Philip Montgomery Tulsa 45 AAC $800,000

2

16

10

0

.615

2

16

10

0

.615

6

7

10 3

56

Matt Campbell

Iowa State

37

Big 12

$2,200,000

6

38

24

0

.613

1

3

9

0

.250

0

0

3 9

57

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin

51

Big Ten

$2,600,000

5

39

25

0

.609

2

20

6

0

.769

10

3

10 3

58

Mark Whipple

Massachusetts

59

MAC

$550,000

19

129

87

0

.597

9

57

54

0

.514

3

9

2 10

59

Dana Holgorsen West Virginia 45 Big 12 $3,200,000 6 46 30 0 .597 6 46 30 0 .597 8 5 10 3

60

Mike Leach Washington State 55 Pac 12 $3,200,000 15 113 77 0 .595 5 20 26 0 .435 9 4 8 5

61

Dan Mullen

 Mississippi State

44

SEC

$5,000,000

8

61

42

0

.592

8

61

42

0

.592

9

4

6 7

62

Skip Holtz

La. Tech

52

CUSA

$750,000

17

119

93

0

.591

4

31

22

0

.585

9

4

9 5

63

Blake Anderson Arkansas State 47 Sun Belt $800,000 3 23 16 0 .590 3 23 16 0 .590 9 4 7 6

64

Jeff Tedford

Fresno State

56

MWC

$1,600,000

12

82

67

0

.590

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

65

Troy Calhoun Air Force 50 MWC $1,100,000 10 76 53 0 .589 10 76 53 0 .589 8 6 9 3

66

Doc Holliday Marshall 59 CUSA $825,000 7 53 37 0 .589 7 53 37 0 .589 10 3 3 9

67

Charlie Strong South Florida 57 AAC $1,000,000 8 53 37 0 .589 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0

68

P. J. Fleck

Western Michigan

36

MAC

$1,000,000

4

30

21

0

.588

4

30

21

0

.588

8

5

13 0

69

Kirby Smart Georgia 41 SEC $4,000,000 1 7 5 0 .583 1 7 5 0 .583 0 0 7 5

70

Rich Rodriguez

Arizona

53

Pac 12

$3,000,000

23

156

113

2

.579

5

36

29

0

.554

7

6

3 9

70

Tracy Clayes Minnesota 48 Big Ten $1,700,000 2 11 8 0 .579 2 11 8 0 .579 2 4 9 4

72

Jeff Monken

Army

49

Ind.

$950,000

7

52

38

0

.578

3

14

23

0

.378

2

10

8 5

73

Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech

40

ACC

$3,200,000

4

36

27

0

.571

1

10

4

0

.714

0

0

10 4

74

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa

61

Big Ten

$4,300,000

21

147

111

0

.570

18

135

90

.600

12

2

8 4

75

Neal Brown

Troy

36

Sun Belt

$750,000

2

14

11

0

.560

2

14

11

0

.560

4

8

10 3

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD RECORD WITH SCHOOL 2015 2016

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W L

76

Rocky Long

San Diego State

66

MWC

$900,000

17

119

95

0

.556

6

54

26

0

.675

11

3

11 3

77

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern

42

Big Ten

$3,400,000

11

77

62

0

.554

11

77

62

0

.554

10

3

7 6

78

Matt Rhule

Baylor

42

Big 12

$3,250,000

5

28

23

0

.549

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

79

Will Muschamp

South Carolina

45

SEC 

$3,000,000

5

34

28

0

.548

1

6

7

0

.462

0

0

6 7

80

Mike Riley

Nebraska

63

Big Ten

$3,000,000

16

108

90

0

.545

2

15

10

0

.600

6

7

9 3

81

Everett Withers Texas State 53 SunBelt $600,000 4 27 23 0 .540 1 2 10 0 .167 0 0 2 10

82

Matt Rhule Temple 41 AAC $2,500,000 4 27 23 0 .540 4 27 23 0 .540 10 4 9 3

83

Mike Bobo

Colorado State

42

MWC

$1,500,000

2

14

12

0

.538

2

14

12

0

.538

7

6

7 6

84

Matt Wells Utah State 43 MWC $825,000 4 28 25 0 .528 4 28 25 0 .528 6 7 3 9

85

Rick Stockstill

Middle Tennessee

59

CUSA

$800,000

11

72

66

0

.522

11

72

66

0

.522

7

6

8 5

86

David Cutcliffe Duke 62 ACC $3,000,000 16 96 90 0 .516 9 52 61 0 .460 8 5 4 8

87

Joey Jones

South Alabama

54

Sun Belt

$550,000

9

51

48

0

.515

8

48

41

0

.539

5

7

7 5

88

Bob Davie

New Mexico

62

MWC

$850,000

10

62

61

0

.504

5

27

36

0

.429

7

6

9 4

89

John Bonamego

Central Michigan

53 MAC $650,000 2 13 13 0 .500 2 13 13 0 .500 7 6 6 7

90

Dave Clawson Wake Forest 49 ACC $2,300,000 17 103 103 0 .500 3 13 24 0 .351 3 9 7 6

91

Tyson Summers Georgia Southern 36 CUSA $600,000 1 6 6 0 .500 1 6 6 0 .500 0 0 6 6

92

Frank Wilson Texas-San Antonio 42 CUSA $600,000 1 6 6 0 .500 1 6 6 0 .500 0 0 6 6

93

Gary Anderson

Oregon State

52

Big Ten

$2,600,000

9

5

56

0

.495

2

6

18

0

.250

2

10

4 8

94

Steve Addazio

Boston College

57

ACC

$2,750,000

6

37

38

0

.493

4

24

27

0

.471

3

9

7 6

95

Kliff Kingsbury Texas Tech 37 Big 12 $3,400,000 4 24 26 0 .480 4 24 26 0 .480 7 6 5 7

96

Randy Edsall

Connecticut

59

AAC

$2,225,000

18

96

104

0

.480

12

74

70

0

.514

0

0

0 0

97

David Bailiff

Rice

58

CUSA

$925,000

13 77 84 0 .478 10 56 69 0 .448 5 7 3 9

98

Sonny Dykes

California

47

Pac-12

$2,500,000

7

41

45

0

.477

4

19

30

0

.388

8

5

5 7

99

Willie Taggart

Oregon

41

Pac 12

$3,500,000

8

40

45

0

.471

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

100

Scott Frost

UCF

41

AAC

$2,000,000

1

6

7

0

.462

1

6

7

0

.462

0

0

6 7

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD RECORD WITH SCHOOL 2015 2016

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

101

D.J. Durkin

Maryland

38

Big Ten

$3,000,000

1

6

7

0

.462

1

6

7

0

.462

0

0

6 7

102

Seth Littrell North Texas 38 CUSA $1,500,000 1 6 7 0 .462 1 6 7 0 .462 0 0 6 7

103

Nick Rolovich Hawaii 37 MWC $1,000,000 1 6 7 0 .462 1 6 7 0 .462 0 0 6 7

104

Luke Fickell

Cincinnati

44

AAC

$2,250,000

1

6

7

0

.462

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

105

Ed Orgeron

LSU

55

SEC

$2,000,000

5

21

29

0

.420

1

5

2

0

.714

0

0

7 4

106

Mike MacIntyre Colorado 51 Pac-12 $2,300,000 7 36 52 0 .409 4 20 31 0 .392 4 9 10 4

107

Mark Stoops

Kentucky

49

SEC

$3,400,000

4

19

29

0

.396

4

19

29

0

.396

5

7

7 5

108

Sean Kugler

UTEP

50

CUSA

$550,000

4

18

31

0

.367

4

18

31

0

.367

5

7

4 8

109

Derek Mason

Vanderbilt

45

SEC 

$2,500,000

3

13

24

0

.351

3

13

24

0

.351

4

8

6 7

110

Brad Lambert

Charlotte

51

CUSA

$650,000

4

16

30

0

.348

4

16

30

0

.348

2

10

4 8

111

Mike Neu

Ball State

46

MAC

$600,000

1

4

8

0

.333

1

4

8

0

.333

0

0

4 8

112

Barry Odom

Missouri

40

SEC

$3,500,000

1

4

8

0

.333

1

4

8

0

.333

0

0

4 8
113

Mike Jinks

Bowling Green

44

MAC

$600,000

1

4

8

0

.333

1

4

8

0

.333

0

0

4 8
114 Paul Petrino Idaho 49 Ind $450,000 14 15 33 0 .313 4 15 33 0 .313 4 8 9 4
115

Doug Martin

New Mexico State

53

SunBelt

$425,000

11

39

91

0

.300

4

10

38

0

.208

3

9

3 9
116

Chad Morris

SMU

48

AAC

$2,600,000

2

7

17

0

.292

2

7

17

0

.292

2

10

5 7
117

Tony Sanchez

UNLV

42

MWC

$625,000

2

7

17

0

.292

2

7

17

0

.292

3

9

4 8
118

Paul Haynes

Kent State

47

MAC

$500,000

4

12

35

0

.255

4

12

35

0

.255

3

9

3 9
119

Scott Montgomery

East Carolina

38

CUSA

$1,250,000

1

3

9

0

.250

2

3

9

0

.250

0

0

3 9
120

Lovie Smith

Illinois

58

Big Ten

$2,000,000

1

3

9

0

.250

1

3

9

0

.250

0

0

3 9
121

Chris Ash

Rutgers

43

Big Ten

$2,200,000

1

2

10

0

.200

1

2

10

0

.200

0

0

2 10
122

Shawn Elliott

Georgia State

44

Sun Belt

$6000,000

2

1

5

0

.167

2

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0
123

David Beaty

Kansas

46

Big 12

$1,200,000

2

2

22

0

.083

2

2

22

0

.083

0

12

2 10
124 Brent Brennan San Jose State 44 MWC $650,000 1 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
125

Mike Sanford

Western Kentucky 35 Sun Belt $800,000 1 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
126 Major Applewhite Houston 39 AAC $1,500,000 1 0 1 0 .000 1 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 0
127

Jay Norvell

Nevada

54

MWC

$750,000

1

0

0

0

.000

1

0

0

0

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