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Chip Kelly
UCLA
Lincoln Riley
Oklahoma
Urban Meyer
Ohio State

Chris Petersen

Washington

Lance Leipold
Buffalo
Jimbo Fisher
Florida State
Nick Saban
Alabama
Joe Moglia
Coastal Carolina
Dabo Swinney
Clemson
David Shaw
Stanford

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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

Chip Kelly

UCLA

55

Pac-12

$6,000,000

5

46

7

0

.868

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

2

Lincoln Riley

Oklahoma

35

Big 12 

$4,000,000

2

12

2

0

.857

2

12

2

0

.857

12

2

0 0

3

Urban Meyer

Ohio State

54

Big Ten

$7,000,000

17

177

31

0

.851

7

73

8

0

.901

12

2

0 0

4

Chris Petersen

Washington

54

Pac 12

$5,000,000

13

129

29

0

.816

5

37

17

0

.685

10

3

0 0

5

Lance Leipold

Buffalo

54

MAC

$600,000

12

122

29

0

.808

4

13

23

0

.361

6

6

0 0

6

Jimbo Fisher Texas A&M 53 SEC $7,500,000 9 83 23 0 .783 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0

7

Nick Saban

Alabama

67

SEC

$12,000,000

22

223

62

1

.781

12

132

20

0

.868

13

1

0 0

8

Joe Moglia

Coastal Carolina

69

Sun Belt

$750,000

6

51

15

0

.773

6

51

15

0

.773

10

2

0 0

9

Dabo Swinney Clemson 49 ACC $8,500,000 11 101 30 0 .771 11 101 29 0 .771 12 2 0 0

10

David Shaw Stanford 46 Pac 12 $6,000,000 8 73 22 0 .768 7 73 22 0 .768 9 5 0 0

11

Kirby Smart Georgia 43 SEC $6,000,000 3 21 7 0 .750 3 21 7 0 .750 13 2 0 0

12

Jason Candle

Toledo

39

MAC

$1,200,000

3

21

7

0

.750

3

21

7

0

.750

11

3

0 0

13

Joe Moorhead

 Mississippi State

44

SEC

$2,600,000

5

38

13

0

.745

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

14

Tom Herman

Texas

43

Big 12

$5,750,000

4

29

10

0

.744

2

7

6

0

.538

7

6

0 0

15

Bryan Harsin

Boise State

42

MWC

$2,000,000

6

49

17

0

.742

5

42

12

0

.778

11

3

0 0

16

Mark Richt

Miami

58

ACC

 $5,000,000

18

164

58

0

.739

3

19

7

0

.731

10

3

0 0

17

Gary Patterson

TCU

58

Big 12

$5,500,000

18

160

57

0

.737

18

160

57

0

.737

11

3

0 0

18

Scott Frost

Nebraska

43

Big Ten

$5,000,000

3

19

7

0

.731

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

19

Clay Helton USC 46 Pac 12 $6,000,000 4 27 10 0 .730 4 27 10 0 .730 11 3 0 0

20

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame

57

Ind. 

$5,000,000

29

240

91

2

.724

9

69

34

0

.670

10

3

0 0

21

Steve Campbell

South Alabama

52

Sun Belt

$600,000

8

59

23

0

.720

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

22

Bobby Petrino

Louisville

57

ACC

$4,200,000

14

117

48

0

.709

9

75

27

0

.735

8

5

0 0

23

Jeff Brohm

Purdue

47

Big Ten

$4,000,000

5

37

16

0

.698

2

7

6

0

.538

7

6

0 0

24

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan

55

Big Ten

$8,000,000

11

86

38

0

.694

4

28

11

0

.718

8

5

0 0

25

Mike Norvell

Memphis

37

AAC

$2,500,000

3

18

8

0

.692

3

18

6

0

.692

10

3

0 0

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD RECORD WITH SCHOOL 2017 2018

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W L

26

Chuck Martin

Miami, Ohio

50

MAC

$650,000

11

90

40

0

.692

5

16

33

0

.327

5

7

0 0

27

Guz Malzahn

Auburn

53

SEC

$6,800,000

7

54

25

0

.684

6

45

22

0

.672

10

4

0 0

28

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State

51

Big 12

$5,000,000

14

114

53

0

.683

14

114

53

0

.683

10

3

0 0

29

Craig Bohl

Wyoming

60

MWC

$1,500,000

16

126

61

0

.674

5

22

29

0

.431

8

5

0 0

30

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin

53

Big Ten

$3,300,000

7

53

26

0

.671

4

34

7

0

.829

13

1

0 0

31

Kevin Sumlin

Arizona

54

Pac 12

$2,000,000

10

86

43

0

.667

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

32

Kyle Whittingham

 Utah

59

Pac 12

 $4,000,000

15

111

56

0

.665

15

111

56

0

.665

7

6

0 0

33

Paul Johnson

Georgia Tech

61

ACC

$3,000,000

22

182

93

0

.662

11

75

54

0

.581

5

6

0 0

34

Bobby Wilder

Old Dominion

54

CUSA

$750,000

10

72

37

0

.661

9

72

37

0

.661

5

7

0 0

35

Willie Fritz

Tulane

58

AAC

$1,200,000

22

163

84

0

.660

3

9

15

0

.375

5

7

0 0

36

Tim Lester Western Michigan 41 MAC $900,000 8 56 29 0 .659 2 6 6 0 .500 6 6 0 0

37

Neal Brown

Troy

38

Sun Belt

$1,000,000

4

25

13

0

.658

4

25

13

0

.658

11

2

0 0

38

Lane Kiffin

Florida Atlantic 

43

CUSA

$1,200,000

7

46

24

0

.657

2

11

3

0

.786

11

3

0 0

39

Bill Snyder

Kansas State

79

Big 12

$3,400,000

27

210

110

1

.656

27

210

110

1

.656

8

5

0 0

40

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State

62

Big Ten

$4,500,000

15

118

62

0

.656

12

100

45

0

.690

10

3

0 0

41

Chris Creighton

Eastern Michigan

49

MAC

$525,000

22

152

80

0

.655

4

15

34

0

.306

5

7

0 0

42

James Franklin Penn State 46 Big Ten $6,000,000 8 60 32 0 .652 5 36 17 0 .679 11 2 0 0

43

Scott Satterfield

Appalachian St.

46

Sun Belt

$800,000

6

41

22

0

.651

6

41

22

0

.651

9

4

0 0

44

Rod Carey

Northern Illinois

47

MAC

$700,000

7

44

24

0

.647

6

44

24

0

.647

8

5

0 0

45

Butch Davis Fla. Int'l. 67 CUSA $1,000,000 12 87 48 0 .644 1 8 5 0 .615 8 5 0 0

46

Bronco Mendenhall

Virginia

52

ACC

$3,500,000

14

107

60

0

.641

3

8

17

0

.320

6

7

0 0

47

Matt Viator La. Monroe 55 SunBelt $500,000 13 86 49 0 .637 3 8 16 0 .333 4 8 0 0

48

Ken Niumatalolo Navy 53 AAC $2,250,000 12 84 48 0 .636 12 84 48 0 .636 7 6 0 0

49

Frank Solich

Ohio

74

MAC 

$700,000

20

155

90

0

.633

14

97

71

0

.577

9

4

0 0

50

Jay Hopson Southern Miss 50 CUSA $700,000 7 47 28 0 .627 3 15 11 0 .577 8 5 0 0

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD RECORD WITH SCHOOL 2017 2018

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W L

51

Dave Doeren NC State 47 ACC $3,000,000 8 57 34 0 .626 6 34 30 0 .531 9 4 0 0

52

Bill Clark UAB 50 CUSA $1,000,000 4 25 15 0 .625 3 14 11 0 .560 8 5 0 0

53

Charlie Strong South Florida 58 AAC $1,000,000 9 63 39 0 .618 2 10 2 0 .833 10 2 0 0

54

Terry Bowden

Akron

62

MAC

$500,000

25

171

106

2

.616

7

31

44

0

.413

7

7

0 0

55

Matt Campbell

Iowa State

39

Big 12

$2,300,000

8

46

29

0

.613

3

11

14

0

.440

8

5

0 0

56

Blake Anderson Arkansas State 49 Sun Belt $800,000 5 31 20 0 .608 4 31 20 0 .608 7 5 0 0

57

Jeff Tedford

Fresno State

57

MWC

$2,000,000

13

92

60

0

.605

2

10

4

0

.714

10

4

0 0

58

Mike Leach Washington State 57 Pac 12 $3,500,000 17 122 81 0 .601 7 38 38 0 .500 9 4 0 0

59

Dan Mullen Florida 46 SEC $6,000,000 10 69 46 0 .600 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0

60

Jeff Monken

Army

51

Ind.

$1,200,000

9

62

42

0

.596

5

24

26

0

.480

10

3

0 0

61

Larry Fedora North Carolina 56 ACC $2,800,000 11 77 53 0 .592 7 43 34 0 .558 3 9 0 0

62

Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech

42

ACC

$4,000,000

7

45

31

0

.592

3

19

8

0

.704

9

4

0 0

63

Doc Holliday Marshall 61 CUSA $900,000 9 61 42 0 .592 9 61 42 0 .592 8 5 0 0

64

Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech

42

ACC

$3,500,000

7

45

31

0

.592

3

19

8

0

.704

9

4

0 0

65

Dana Holgorsen West Virginia 47 Big 12 $3,700,000 8 53 37 0 .589 8 53 37 0 .589 7 6 0 0

66

Dino Babers Syracuse 57 ACC $2,700,000 7 45 32 0 .584 3 8 16 0 .333 4 8 0 0

67

Mark Whipple

Massachusetts

61

MAC

$550,000

21

133

95

0

.583

11

61

62

0

.496

4

8

0 0

68

Troy Calhoun Air Force 52 MWC $1,400,000 12 82 60 0 .577 12 82 60 0 .577 5 7 0 0

69

Will Muschamp

South Carolina

47

SEC 

$4,200,000

7

43

32

0

.573

3

15

11

0

.577

9

4

0 0

70

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern

44

Big Ten

$3,500,000

13

87

65

0

.572

13

87

65

0

.572

10

3

0 0

70

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa

63

Big Ten

$4,750,000

23

155

118

0

.568

20

143

97

.596

8

5

0 0

72

Rocky Long

San Diego State

68

MWC

$1,000,000

19

129

98

0

.564

8

64

29

0

.688

10

3

0 0

73

Skip Holtz

La. Tech

54

CUSA

$800,000

19

126

99

0

.560

6

38

28

0

.576

7

6

0 0

74

Pat Narduzzi Pitt 52 ACC $2,500,000 4 21 17

0

.553

4 21 17 0 .553 5 7 0 0

75

P. J. Fleck

Minnesota

38

Big Ten

$3,600,000

6

35

29

0

.547

2

5

7

0

.417

5

7

0 0

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD RECORD WITH SCHOOL 2017 2018

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W L

76

Major Applewhite Houston 40 AAC $2,000,000 2 7 6 0 .538 2 7 6 0 .538 7 5 0 0

77

Mike Bobo

Colorado State

44

MWC

$2,000,000

4

21

18

0

.538

4

21

18

0

.538

7

6

0 0

78

Geoff Collins Temple 47 AAC $2,000,000 2 7 6 0 .538 2 7 6 0 .538 7 6 0 0

79

John Bonamego

Central Michigan

55 MAC $600,000 4 21 18 0 .538 4 21 18 0 .538 8 5 0 0

80

Rick Stockstill

Middle Tennessee

61

CUSA

$1,000,000

13

79

72

0

.523

13

79

72

0

.523

7

6

0 0

81

Seth Littrell North Texas 40 CUSA $1,200,000 3 14 13 0 .519 3 14 13 0 .519 9 5 0 0

82

David Cutcliffe Duke 64 ACC $2,700,000 18 103 96 0 .518 11 59 67 0 .468 7 6 0 0

83

Matt Wells Utah State 45 MWC $1,200,000 6 34 32 0 .515 6 34 32 0 .515 6 7 0 0

84

Dave Clawson Wake Forest 51 ACC $2,000,000 19 111 108 0 .507 5 21 29 0 .420 8 5 0 0

85

Frank Wilson Texas-San Antonio 45 CUSA $1,200,000 3 12 12 0 .500 3 12 12 0 .500 6 5 0 0

86

Steve Addazio

Boston College

59

ACC

$2,750,000

8

44

44

0

.500

6

31

33

0

.484

7

6

0 0

87

Matt Luke

Mississippi

42

SEC 

$3,000,000

2

6

6

0

.500

2

6

6

0

.500

6

6

0 0

88

Kalani Sitake

BYU

43

Ind.

$2,000,000

3

13

13

0

.500

3

13

13

0

.500

4

9

0 0

89

Willie Taggart

Florida State

42

ACC 

$5,000,000

9

47

50

0

.485

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

90

Ed Orgeron

LSU

57

SEC

$3,750,000

7

31

33

0

.484

3

15

6

0

.714

9

4

0 0

91

Bob Davie

New Mexico

64

MWC

$900,000

12

65

70

0

.481

7

30

45

0

.400

3

9

0 0

92

Kliff Kingsbury Texas Tech 39 Big 12 $3,600,000 6 30 33 0 .476 6 30 33 0 .476 6 7 0 0

93

Philip Montgomery Tulsa 47 AAC $1,500,000

4

18

20

0

.474

4

18

20

0

.474

2

10

0 0

94

Sonny Dykes

SMU

49

AAC

$3,000,000

8

41

46

0

.471

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

95

Everett Withers Texas State 55 SunBelt $700,000 6 29 33 0 .468 3 4 20 0 .167 2 10 0 0

96

Randy Edsall

Connecticut

60

AAC

$1,500,000

19

99

113

0

.467

13

77

79

0

.494

3

9

0 0

97

Mike Sanford

Western Kentucky 36 CUSA $1,000,000 2 6 7 0 .462 2 6 7 0 .462 6 7 0 0

98

Matt Rhule

Baylor

43

Big 12

$3,500,000

6

29

34

0

.460

2

1

11

0

.083

1

11

0 0

99

Shawn Elliott

Georgia State

45

Sun Belt

$700,000

3

8

10

0

.444

2

7

5

0

.583

7

5

0 0

100

Barry Odom

Missouri

42

SEC

$2,750,000

3

11

14

0

.440

3

11

14

0

.440

7

6

0 0

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD RECORD WITH SCHOOL 2017 2018

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

101

Dama Dimel

UTEP

56

CUSA

$700,000

7

30

39

0

.435

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

102

Mark Stoops

Kentucky

51

SEC

$4,000,000

6

26

36

0

.419

6

26

36

0

.419

7

6

0 0

103

Justin Wilcox

California

42

Pac-12

$2,000,000

2

5

7

0

.417

2

5

7

0

.417

5

7

0 0

104

Mike MacIntyre Colorado 53 Pac-12 $3,200,000 9 40 59 0 .404 6 25 38 0 .397 5 7 0 0

105

D.J. Durkin

Maryland

40

Big Ten

$2,750,000

3

10

15

0

.400

3

10

15

0

.400

4

8

0 0

106

Luke Fickell

Cincinnati

45

AAC

$2,300,000

3

10

15

0

.400

2

4

8

0

.333

4

8

0 0

107

Chad Morris

Arkansas

50

SEC

$3,500,000

4

14

22

0

.389

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

108

Nick Rolovich Hawaii 39 MWC $600,000 3 10 16 0 .385 3 10 16 0 .385 3 9 0 0

109

Tom Allen Indiana 48 Big Ten $2,000,000 2 5 8 0 .385 2 5 8 0 .385 5 7 0 0

110

Derek Mason

Vanderbilt

44

SEC 

$3,000,000

5

18

31

0

.367

5

18

31

0

.367

5

7

0 0

111

Mario Cristobal

Oregon

48

Pac 12

$3,000,000

7

27

48

0

.360

1

0

1

0

.000

0

0

0 0

112

Chad Lunsford Georgia Southern 41 Sun Belt $750,000 2 2 4 0 .333 2 2 4 0 .333 0 0 0 0
113

Tony Sanchez

UNLV

44

MWC

$700,000

4

12

24

0

.333

4

12

24

0

.333

5

7

0 0
114

Doug Martin

New Mexico State

55

Ind.

$425,000

13

46

97

0

.322

6

17

44

0

.279

7

6

0 0
115

Brad Lambert

Charlotte

53

CUSA

$650,000

6

17

41

0

.293

6

17

41

0

.293

1

11

0 0
116

Mike Jinks

Bowling Green

46

MAC

 $500,000

3

6

18

0

.250

3

6

18

0

.250

2

10

0 0
117

Mike Neu

Ball State

48

MAC

$550,000

3

6

18

0

.250

3

6

18

0

.250

2

10

0 0
118

Scottie Montgomery

East Carolina

40

CUSA

$1,250,000

3

6

18

0

.250

3

6

18

0

.250

3

9

0 0
119

Jay Norvell

Nevada

55

MWC

$600,000

2

3

9

0

.250

2

3

9

0

.250

3

9

0 0
120

Lovie Smith

Illinois

60

Big Ten

$3,200,000

3

5

19

0

.208

3

5

19

0

.208

2

10

0 0
121 Brent Brennan San Jose State 45 MWC $600,000 2 1 11 0 .083 2 1 11 0 .083 1 11 0 0
122

David Beaty

Kansas

48

Big 12

$1,800,000

4

3

33

0

.083

4

3

33

0

.083

1

11

0 0
123

Billy Napier

Louisiana

39

SunBelt

$800,000

1

0

0

0

.000

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0
124

Josh Heupel

UCF

40

AAC

$1,750,000

1

0

0

0

.000

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0
125

Mike Bloomgren

Rice

41

CUSA

$1,000,000

1 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
126

Jeremy Pruitt

Tennessee

44

SEC

$4,000,000

1

0

0

0

.000

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0
127

Herm Edwards

Arizona State

64

Pac 12 

$2,000,000

1

0

0

0

.000

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0
128

Sean Lewis

Kent State

32

MAC

$500,000

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129

Jonathan Smith

Oregon State

39

Pac 12

$2,000,000

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