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Ryan Day
Ohio State
Kalen DeBoer
Fresno State
Lincoln Riley
Oklahoma
Kirby Smart
Georgia

Dabo Swinney

Clemson

Nick Saban

Alabama

Shawn Clark
Appy State

Jeff Traylor

UTSA

Chris Klieman
Kansas State
Jimbo Fisher
Texas A&M

KEY

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2020

2021

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

1

Ryan Day

Ohio State

43

Big Ten

$8,000,000

4

32

3

0

.914

4

32

3

0

.914

7

1

9 1

2

Kalen DeBoer

Fresno State

47

MWC

$2,000,000

7

78

9

0

.897

2

11

6

0

.647

3

3

8 3

3

Lincoln Riley

Oklahoma

38

Big 12 

$7,000,000

5

54

9

0

.857

5

54

9

0

.857

9

2

9 1

4

Kirby Smart

Georgia

46

SEC 

 $8,000,000

6

62

14

0

.816

6

62

14

0

.816

8

2

10 0

5

Dabo Swinney Clemson 52 ACC $10,000,000 14 147 36 0 .803 14 147 36 0 .803 10 2 7 3

6

Nick Saban

Alabama

70

SEC

$12,000,000

26

270

66

1

.803

15

179

24

0

.882

13

0

9 1

7

Shawn Clark

Appalachian St

46

Sun Belt

$1,000,000

2

18

5

0

.783

2

18

5

0

.783

9

3

8 2

8

Jeff Traylor Texas-San Ant 53 CUSA $800,000 2 17 5 0 .773 2 17 5 0 .773 7 5 10 0

9

Chris Klieman

Kansas State

54

Big 12

$4,500,000

9

91

27

0

.771

3

19

14

0

.576

4

6

7 3

10

Jimbo Fisher Texas A&M 56 SEC $8,000,000 12 116 36 0 .763 4 33 13 0 .717 9 1 7 3

11

Lance Leipold

Kansas

57

Big 12

$2,500,000

15

148

47

0

.759

1

2

8

0

.200

6

1

2 8

12

Billy Napier

Louisiana

42

SunBelt

$1,200,000

4

37

12

0

.755

4

37

12

0

.3755

10

1

9 1

13

Bryan Harsin Auburn 45 SEC $6,000,000 9 82 28 0 .745 1 6 4 0 .600 0 0 6 4

14

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame

60

Ind.

$7,500,000

32

282

97

2

.743

12

111

40

0

.735

10 2 9 1

15

Josh Heupel

Tennessee

42

SEC

$5,000,000

4

33

13

0

.717

1

5

5

0

.500

0

0

5 5

16

Luke Fickell

Cincinnati

48

AAC

$3,000,000

6

51

21

0

.708

5

45

14

0

.763

9

1

10 0

17

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan

58

Big Ten

$6,000,000

14

116

50

0

.699

7

58

23

0

.716

2

4

9 1

18

Gary Patterson

TCU

61

Big 12

$6,0000,000

21

181

79

0

.696

21

181

79

0

.696

6

4

3 5

19

Hugh Freeze

Liberty

52

Ind

$4,000,000

11

94

41

0

.696

3

25

9

0

.735

10

1

7 3

20

David Shaw Stanford 49 Pac 12 $7,000,000 11 93 43 0 .684 11 93 43 0 .684 4 2 3 7

21

Mike Houston

East Carolina

50

CUSA

$1,500,000

11

93

43

0

.684

3

13

18

0

.419

3

6

6 4

22

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State

54

Big 12

$6,000,000

17

146

68

0

.682

17

146

68

0

.682

8

3

9 1

23

Kyle Whittingham

 Utah

62

Pac 12

 $6,000,000

18

141

69

0

.671

18

141

69

0

.671

11

3

7 3
24 Bill Clark UAB 53 CUSA $1,750,000 7 58 29 0 .667 6 47 25 0 .653 6 3 7 3
25

Eliah Drinkwitz

Missouri

38

SEC

$5,000,000

3

22

11

0

.667

2

10

10

0

.500

5

5

5 5

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD

RECORD WITH SCHOOL

2020

2021

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

 Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

26

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin

56

Big Ten

$5,000,000

10

82

41

0

.667

7

63

21

0

.741

4

3

7 3

27

Will Hall Southern Miss 41 CUSA $1,000,000 7 57 29 0 .663 1 1 9 0 .100 0 0 1 9

28

Chip Kelly

UCLA

58

Pac-12

$6,000,000

8

62

32

0

.660

4

16

25

0

.390

3

4

6 4

29

Mack Brown North Carolina 70 ACC $5,000,000 33 264 137 1 .658 13 89 61 1 .593 8 4 5 5

30

James Franklin Penn State 49 Big Ten $8,000,000 11 90 47 0 .657 8 66 32 0 .673 4 5 6 4

31

Chuck Martin

Miami, Ohio

53

MAC

$700,000

14

111

58

0

.657

8

37

51

0

.420

2

1

5 5

32

Clay Helton USC 49 Pac 12 $5,000,000 7 46 24 0 .657 7 46 24 0 .657 5 1 1 1

33

Gus Malzahn

UCF

56

AAC

$4,000,000

10

74

39

0

.655

1

6

4

0

.600

0

0

6 4

34

Tim Albin

Ohio

56

MAC 

$800,000

4

28

15

0

.651

1

3

7

0

.300

0

0

3 7

35

Craig Bohl

Wyoming

63

MWC

$1,750,000

19

147

81

0

.645

8

43

49

0

.467

2

4

5 5

36

Lane Kiffin

Mississippi

46

SEC

$5,000,000

10

74

41

0

.641

2

13

7

0

.650

5

5

8 2

37

Dan Mullen Florida 49 SEC $7,500,000 13 103 60 0 .632 4 34 14 0 .708 8 4 5 5

38

Bronco Mendenhall

Virginia

55

ACC

$4,000,000

17

135

79

0

.631

6

36

36

0

.500

5

5

6 4

39

Chris Creighton

Eastern Michigan

52

MAC

$800,000

25

172

101

0

.630

8

36

55

0

.407

2

4

6 4

40

Mike Norvell

Florida State

40

ACC

$5,000,000

6

45

27

0

.625

2

7

12

0

.368

3

6

4 6

41

Scott Satterfield Louisville 49 ACC $4,000,000 9 68 41 0 .624 3 17 17 0 .500 4 7 5 5

42

Willie Fritz

Tulane

61

AAC

$2,000,000

26

184

111

0

.624

6

30

42

0

.417

6

6

1 9

43

Jason Candle Toledo 42 MAC $1,750,000 7 43 26 0 .621 7 43 26 0 .621 4 2 5 5

44

Kalani Sitake

BYU

46

Ind.

$2,000,000

6

46

28

0

.621

6

46

28

0

.621

11

1

8 2

45

Matt Campbell

Iowa State

42

Big 12

$4,000,000

11

76

47

0

.618

6

41

32

0

.562

9

3

6 4

46

Jamey Chadwell

Coastal Carolina

44

Sun Belt

$1,500,000

12

87

54

0

.617

4

27

19

0

.587

11

1

8 2

47

Jeff Monken

Army

54

Ind.

$2,000,000

12

93

58

0

.616

8

55

42

0

.567

9

3

6 3

48

Dave Doeren NC State 50 ACC $3,500,000 11 85 53 0 .616 9 62 49 0 .559 8 4 7 3

49

Bret Bielema

Illinois

51

Big Ten

$4,000,000

13

101

64

0

.612

1

4

6

0

.400

0

0

4 6

50

Jim McElewain

Central Michigan

59 MAC $1,800,000 9 61 40 0 .604 3 17 13 0 .567 3 3 6 4

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD

RECORD WITH SCHOOL

2020

2021

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

 Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

51

Neal Brown West Virginia 41 Big 12 $4,000,000 7 50 33 0 .602 3 15 17 0 .469 6 4 4 6

52

Blake Anderson

Utah State

52

Sun Belt

$1,000,000

8

59

39

0

.602

1

8

2

0

.800

0

0

8 2

53

Charles Huff Marshall 38 CUSA $1,000,000 1 6 4 0 .600 1 6 4 0 .600 0 0 6 4

54

Andy Avalos

Boise State

40

MWC

$1,500,000

1

6

4

0

.600

1

6

4

0

.600

0

0

6 4

55

Herm Edwards

Arizona State

67

Pac 12

$4,000,000

4

24

16

0

.600

4

24

16

0

.600

2

2

7 3

56

Tim Lester W. Michigan 44 MAC $1,000,000 11 70 47 0 .598 5 30 24 0 .556 4 2 6 4

57

Terry Bowden La. Monroe 65 SunBelt $600,000 25 179 120 2 .598 1 4 6 0 .400 0 0 4 6

58

Ed Orgeron

LSU

60

SEC

$8,500,000

10

65

44

0

.596

6

49

17

0

.742

5

5

4 3

59

Mike Leach Mississippi State 60 SEC $5,000,000 20 149 102 0 .594 2 10 11 0 .476 4 7 6 4

60

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa

67

Big Ten

$5,000,000

26

188

129

0

.593

23

176

108

.620

6

2

8 2

61

Ryan Silverfield

Memphis

41

AAC

$2,000,000

2

13

9

0

.591

2

13

9

0

.591

8

4

5 5

62

Todd Graham

 Hawaii

57

MWC

$1,000,000

14

104

72

0

.591

2

9

11

0

.450

5

4

4 7
 63 Troy Calhoun Air Force 55 MWC $3,000,000 15 108 75 0 .591 15 108 75 0 .591 3 3 7 3

64

Butch Davis Florida Int'l. 70 CUSA $1,500,000 15 103 73 0 .585 5 24 30 0 .444 0 5 1 9

65

Jeff Brohm

Purdue

50

Big Ten

$7,000,000

8

55

39

0

.585

5

25

29

0

.463

2

4

6 4

66

Ken Niumatalolo Navy 56 AAC $3,000,000 15 103 74 0 .582 15 103 74 0 .582 3 7 2 7

67

Butch Jones Arkansas State 53 Sun Belt $1,000,000 12 87 61 0 .581 1 2 8 0 .200 0 0 2 8

68

Pat Narduzzi Pitt 55 ACC $4,000,000 7 50 36 0 .581 7 50 36 0 .581 6 5 8 2

69

Dana Holgorsen

Houston

50

AAC

$4,000,000

11

76

55

0

.580

3

15

14

0

.517

3

5

8 1

70

P. J. Fleck

Minnesota

41

Big Ten

$5,000,000

9

62

45

0

.579

5

32

23

0

.582

3

4

6 4

71

Jeff Hafley

Boston College

42

ACC

$3,000,000

2

12

9

0

.571

2

12

9

0

.571

6

5

6 4

72

Chad Lunsford Georgia Southern 44 Sun Belt $1,000,000 5 28 21 0 .571 5 28 21 0 .571 8 5 1 3

73

Rod Carey Temple 50 AAC $2,500,000 10 64 48 0 .571 3 12 18 0 .400 1 6 3 7

74

Skip Holtz

La. Tech

58

CUSA

$900,000

22

152

119

0

.561

8

64

48

0

.571

5

5

3 7

75

Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech

45

ACC

$4,000,000

10

69

54

0

.561

5

43

31

0

.581

5

6

5 5

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD

RECORD WITH SCHOOL

2020

2021

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

76

Jay Norvell

Nevada

58

MWC

$1,000,000

5

32

25

0

.561

5

32

25

0

.561

7

2

7 3

77

Manny Diaz Miami 47 ACC $3,500,000 3 19 15 0 .559 3 19 15 0 .559 8 3 5 5

78

Tyson Helton

W. Kentucky

44

CUSA

$1,500,000

3

20

16

0

.556

3

20

16

0

.556

5

7

6 5

79

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern

47

Big Ten

$6,500,000

16

109

88

0

.553

16

109

88

0

.553

7

2

3 7

80

Mel Tucker

Michigan State

49

Big Ten

$5,500,000

3

16

13

0

.552

2

11

6

0

.647

2

5

9 1

81

Steve Sarkisian Texas 47 Big 12 $7,000,000 8 50 41 0 .549 1 4 6 0 .400 0 0 4 6

82

Tom Arth

Akron

40

MAC

$600,000

9

52

44

0

.542

3

3

23

0

.115

1

5

2 6

83

Brady Hoke

San Diego St.

63

MWC

$1,250,000

15

91

77

0

.542

4

26

17

0

.605

4

4

9 1

84

Jimmy Lake

Washington

45

Pac 12

$3,500,000

2

7

6

0

.538

2

7

6

0

.538

3

1

4 5

85

Karl Dorrell

Colorado

58

Pac-12

$3,500,000

7

42

36

0

.538

2

7

9

0

.438

4

2

3 7

86

Dino Babers

Syracuse

60

ACC

$3,500,000

10

66

57

0

.537

6

29

41

0

.414

1

10

5 5

87

Sonny Dykes

SMU

52

AAC

$3,500,000

12

70

61

0

.534

4

29

16

0

.644

7

3

7 2

88

Matt Wells

Texas Tech

48

Big 12

$3,600,000

9

57

51

0

.528

3

13

17

0

.433

4

6

5 3

89

Dave Clawson Wake Forest 54 ACC $2,500,000 21 139 125 0 .527 8 49 46 0 .516 4 5 9 1

90

Dave Aranda

Baylor

45

Big 12

$4,000,000

2

10

9

0

.526

2

10

9

0

.526

2

7

8 2

91

Sam Pittman

Arkansas

60

SEC

$4,000,000

4

21

19

1

.524

2

10

10

0

.500

3

7

7 3

92

Mark Stoops

Kentucky

54

SEC

$6,000,000

9

56

53

0

.514

9

56

53

0

.514

5

6

7 3

93

Mario Cristobal

Oregon

51

Pac 12

$5,000,000

10

61

58

0

.513

4

34

11

0

.756

4

3

9 1

94

Rick Stockstill

Middle Tennessee

64

CUSA

$1,500,000

16

99

97

0

.505

16

99

97

0

.505

3

6

5 5

95

Kane Wommack South Alabama 34 SunBelt $700,000 1 5 5 0 .500 1 5 5 0 .500 0 0 5 5

96

Scott Frost

Nebraska

46

Big Ten

$5,000,000

6

34

34

0

.500

4

15

27

0

.357

3

5

3 7

97

Nick Rolovich Washington St 42 Pac-12 $3,000,000 6 33 33 0 .500 2 5 6 0 .455 1 3 4 3

98

Shane Beamer

South Carolina

44

SEC 

$3,000,000

1

5

5

0

.500

1

5

5

0

.500

0

0

5 5

99

Greg Schiano

Rutgers

55

Big Ten

$5,000,000

13

76

78

0

.494

13

76

78

0

.494

3

6

5 5

100

David Cutcliffe Duke 67 ACC $3,000,000 21 121 124 0 .494 13 77 95 0 .448 2 9 3 7

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD

RECORD WITH SCHOOL

2020

2021

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

101 Seth Littrell North Texas 43 CUSA $2,000,000 6 35 37 0 .486 6 35 37 0 .486 4 6 4 6
102

Steve Addazio

Colorado State

62

MWC

$2,000,000

11

61

65

0

.484

2

4

10

0

.286

1

3

3 7
103 Willie Taggart Florida Atlantic 45 SEC $1,500,000 12 66 71 0 .482 2 10 9 0 .526 5 4 5 5

104

Justin Wilcox California 45 Pac-12 $3,500,000 5 24 27 0 .471 5 24 27 0 .471 1 3 3 6

105

Tom Allen Indiana 51 Big Ten $4,000,000 6 26 30 0 .464 6 26 30 0 .464 6 2 2 8

106

Chip Lindsey

Troy

47

Sun Belt

$1,000,000

3

15

18

0

.455

3

15

17

0

.455

5

6

5 5

107

Sean Lewis

Kent State

35

MAC

$800,000

4

17

22

0

.436

4

17

22

0

.436

3

1

5 5

108

Shawn Elliott

Georgia State

48

SunBelt

$1,000,000

6

27

35

0

.435

5

27

30

0

.464

6

4

5 4

109

Philip Montgomery Tulsa 50 AAC $2,000,000

7

35

46

0

.432

7

35

46

0

.432

6

3

4 6

110

Will Healy

Charlotte

36

CUSA

$1,000,000

6

27

36

0

.429

3

14

15

0

.483

2

4

5 5

111

Randy Edsall

Connecticut

63

AAC

$1,500,000

22

102

136

0

.429

16

80

102

0

.440

0

0

0 2

112

Thomas Hammock

Northern Illinois

40

MAC

$800,000

3

12

16

0

.429

3

12

16

0

.429

0

6

7 3

113

Geoff Collins

Georgia Tech

50

ACC

$3,200,000

5

24

33

0

.421

3

9

23

0

.281

3

7

3 7

114

Mike Neu

Ball State

51

MAC

$800,000

6

27

39

0

.409

6

27

39

0

.409

7

1

5 5

115

Maurice Linguist

Buffalo

37

MAC

$1,000,000

1

4

6

0

.400

1

4

6

0

.400

0

0

4 6
116

Ricky Rahne

Old Dominion

41

CUSA

$750,000

1

4

6

0

.400

1

4

6

0

.400

0

0

4 6
117

Dana Dimel

UTEP

59

CUSA

$800,000

10

41

70

0

.369

4

11

31

0

.262

3

5

6 4
118

Jonathan Smith

Oregon State

42

Pac 12

$3,000,000

4

15

26

0

.366

4

15

26

0

.366

2

5

6 4
119 Brent Brennan San Jose State 48 MWC $850,000 5 20 36 0 .357 5 20 36 0 .357 7 1 5 6
120

Doug Martin

New Mexico State

58

Ind.

$600,000

16

53

126

0

.296

9

23

73

0

.247

0

0

1 9
121

Danny Gonzales

New Mexico

45

MWC

$1,500,000

2

5

12

0

.294

2

5

12

0

.294

2

5

3 7
122

Mike Bloomgren

Rice

44

CUSA

$1,500,000

4 10 30 0 .250 4 10 30 0 .250 2 3 3 7
123 Jake Spavital Texas State 36 SunBelt $800,000 3 8 26 0 .235 3 8 26 0 .235 2 10 3 7
124

Scot Loeffler

Bowling Green

46

MAC

 $600,000

3

6

21

0

.222

3

6

21

0

.222

0

5

3 7
125

Mike Locksley

Maryland

52

Big Ten

$3,500,000

6

13

48

0

.213

3

11

22

0

.333

2

3

5 5
126

Clark Lea

Vanderbilt

39

SEC 

$2,500,000

1

2

8

0

.200

1

2

8

0

.200

0

0

2 8
127 Jeff Scott South Florida 41 AAC $2,500,000 2 3 16 0 .158 2 3 16 0 .158 1 8 2 8
128

Marcus Arroyo

UNLV

41

MWC

$1,500,000

2

2

14

0

.125

2

2

14

0

.125

0

6

2 8
129 Jedd Fisch

Arizona

45

Pac 12

$2,500,000

1

1

9

0

.100

1

1

9

0

.100

0

0

1 9
130 Walt Bell Massachusetts 37 Ind. $600,000 3 2 22 0 .083 3 2 22 0 .083 0 4 1 7