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Ryan Day
Ohio State
Kalen DeBoer
Fresno State
Lincoln Riley
Oklahoma

Dabo Swinney

Clemson

Eliah Drinkwitz
Missouri
Josh Heupel
UCF

Nick Saban

Alabama

Lance Leipold
Buffalo
Kirby Smart
Georgia
Chris Klieman
Kansas State

KEY

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2019

2020

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

41

Big Ten

$6,000,000

3

21

1

0

.955

3

21

1

0

.955

13

1

5 0

2

Kalen DeBoer

Fresno State

46

MWC

$2,000,000

6

70

5

0

.933

1

3

2

0

.600

0

0

3 2

3

Lincoln Riley

Oklahoma

37

Big 12 

$7,000,000

4

43

8

0

.843

4

43

8

0

.843

12

2

7 2

4

Dabo Swinney Clemson 51 ACC $10,000,000 13 139 32 0 .813 13 139 32 0 .813 14 1 9 1

5

Eliah Drinkwitz

Missouri

37

SEC

$4,000,000

2

17

4

0

.810

1

5

3

0

.625

0

0

5 3

6

Josh Heupel

UCF

42

AAC

$3,000,000

3

28

7

0

.800

3

28

7

0

.800

10

3

6 3

7

Nick Saban

Alabama

69

SEC

$12,000,000

25

257

65

1

.797

14

166

23

0

.878

11

2

9 0

8

Lance Leipold

Buffalo

56

MAC

$700,000

14

144

38

0

.791

6

35

32

0

.522

8

5

4 0

9

Kirby Smart

Georgia

45

SEC 

 $7,000,000

5

50

14

0

.781

5

50

14

0

.781

12

2

6 2

10

Chris Klieman

Kansas State

53

Big 12

$3,500,000

8

84

24

0

.778

2

12

11

0

.522

8

5

4 6

11

Bryan Harsin Boise State 44 MWC $2,500,000 8 75 23 0 .765 8 68 18 0 .791 12 2 4 1

12

Jimbo Fisher Texas A&M 55 SEC $7,500,000 11 107 33 0 .764 3 24 10 0 .706 8 5 7 1

13

Jimmy Lake

Washington

44

Pac 12

$3,000,000

1

3

1

0

.750

1

3

1

0

.750

0

0

3 1

14

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame

59

Ind.

$7,000,000

31

272

93

2

.744

11

101

36

0

.737

11 2 10 0

15

Shawn Clark

Appalachian St

45

Sun Belt

$1,000,000

1

8

3

0

.727

1

8

3

0

.727

1

0

7 3

16

Billy Napier

Louisiana

41

SunBelt

$1,200,000

3

27

11

0

.711

3

27

11

0

.711

11

3

9 1

17

David Shaw Stanford 48 Pac 12 $6,000,000 10 88 36 0 .710 10 88 36 0 .710 4 8 2 2

18

Tom Herman Texas 45 Big 12 $7,000,000 6 53 22 0 .707 4 31 18 0 .633 8 5 6 3

19

Gary Patterson

TCU

60

Big 12

$6,0000,000

20

177

74

0

.705

20

177

74

0

.705

5

7

5 4

20

Hugh Freeze

Liberty

51

Ind

$2,500,000

10

86

38

0

.694

2

17

6

0

.739

8

5

9 1

21

Mike Houston

East Carolina

49

CUSA

$1,500,000

10

87

39

0

.690

2

7

14

0

.333

4

8

3 6

22

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan

57

Big Ten

$8,000,000

13

107

49

0

.686

6

49

22

0

.690

9

4

2 4

23

Chip Kelly

UCLA

57

Pac-12

$6,000,000

7

56

26

0

.683

3

10

19

0

.345

4

8

3 2
24

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State

53

Big 12

$5,250,000

16

135

67

0

.668

16

135

67

0

.668

8

5

6 3
25

Gus Malzahn

Auburn

55

SEC

$7,500,000

9

76

38

0

.667

8

67

36

0

.657

9

4

5 4

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

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RECORD WITH SCHOOL

2019

2020

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

61

Pac 12

 $6,000,000

17

132

66

0

.667

17

132

66

0

.667

11

3

1 2

27

Clay Helton USC 47 Pac 12 $5,000,000 6 44 22 0 .667 5 44 22 0 .667 8 5 4 0

28

Luke Fickell

Cincinnati

47

AAC

$3,000,000

5

40

20

0

.667

4

34

13

0

.723

11

3

8 0

29

Chuck Martin

Miami, Ohio

52

MAC

$700,000

13

106

53

0

.667

7

32

46

0

.410

8

6

2 1

30

Les Miles

Kansas

67

Big 12

$2,800,000

19

145

63

0

.665

2

3

18

0

.143

3

9

0 9

31

Mack Brown North Carolina 69 ACC $3,000,000 32 258 131 1 .663 12 83 55 1 .601 7 6 7 3

32

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin

55

Big Ten

$4,500,000

9

73

37

0

.663

6

54

17

0

.750

10

4

2 2

33

James Franklin Penn State 48 Big Ten $8,000,000 11 82 43 0 .656 8 58 28 0 .674 11 2 2 5

34

Mike Norvell

Florida State

39

ACC

$5,000,000

5

40

21

0

.656

1

2

6

0

.250

0

0

2 6

35

Craig Bohl

Wyoming

62

MWC

$1,750,000

18

142

75

0

.654

7

38

43

0

.469

8

5

2 3

36

Bill Clark UAB 52 CUSA $1,500,000 6 49 26 0 .653 5 38 22 0 .633 9 5 4 3

37

Dan Mullen Florida 48 SEC $6,250,000 12 98 52 0 .653 3 29 6 0 .829 11 2 8 1

38

Willie Fritz

Tulane

60

AAC

$1,750,000

25

183

101

0

.644

5

29

32

0

.475

7

6

6 5

39

Jason Candle Toledo 41 MAC $1,500,000 6 37 21 0 .638 6 37 21 0 .638 6 6 3 2

40

Jeff Traylor Texas-San Ant 52 CUSA $1,200,000 1 7 4 0 .636 1 7 4 0 .636 0 0 7 4

41

Manny Diaz Miami 46 ACC $3,200,000 2 14 8 0 .636 2 14 8 0 .636 6 7 8 1

42

Bronco Mendenhall

Virginia

54

ACC

$4,000,000

16

129

74

0

.635

5

30

31

0

.492

9

5

5 4

43

Frank Solich

Ohio

75

MAC 

$800,000

22

173

101

0

.631

16

115

82

0

.584

7

6

2 1

44

Lane Kiffin

Mississippi

45

SEC

$4,500,000

9

65

38

0

.631

1

4

4

0

.500

0

0

4 4

45

Chris Creighton

Eastern Michigan

51

MAC

$650,000

24

165

97

0

.630

7

29

51

0

.363

6

7

1 4

46

Scott Satterfield Louisville 48 ACC $4,000,000 8 61 36 0 .629 2 10 12 0 .455 8 5 2 7

47

Neal Brown West Virginia 40 Big 12 $3,800,000 6 45 27 0 .625 2 10 11 0 .476 5 7 5 4

48

Matt Campbell

Iowa State

41

Big 12

$4,000,000

10

69

42

0

.622

5

34

27

0

.557

7

6

8 2

49

Doc Holliday Marshall 63 CUSA $1,000,000 12 85 52 0 .620 11 85 52 0 .620 8 5 7 1

50

Dave Doeren NC State 49 ACC $3,200,000 10 78 49 0 .614 8 55 45 0 .550 4 8 8 3

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD

RECORD WITH SCHOOL

2019

2020

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

 Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

51

Butch Davis Florida Int'l. 69 CUSA $1,500,000 14 102 64 0 .614 3 23 21 0 .523 6 7 0 5

52

Jeff Monken

Army

53

Ind.

$1,500,000

11

85

54

0

.612

7

47

38

0

.553

5

8

7 2

53

Jim McElewain

Central Michigan

58 MAC $1,700,000 8 55 35 0 .611 2 11 8 0 .579 8 6 3 2

54

Chad Lunsford Georgia Southern 43 Sun Belt $800,000 4 26 17 0 .605 4 26 17 0 .605 7 6 7 4

55

Jamey Chadwell

Coastal Carolina

43

Sun Belt

$800,000

11

78

51

0

.605

3

18

16

0

.529

5

7

10 0

56

Kevin Sumlin

Arizona

56

Pac 12

$2,500,000

13

95

62

0

.605

3

9

19

0

.321

4

8

0 4

57

Ken Niumatalolo Navy 55 AAC $2,500,000 14 101 66 0 .605 14 101 66 0 .605 11 2 3 6

58

Tim Lester W. Michigan 43 MAC $900,000 10 64 42 0 .604 4 24 19 0 .558 7 6 4 1

59

Todd Graham

 Hawaii

56

MWC

$1,000,000

13

98

65

0

.601

1

3

4

0

.429

0

0

3 4

60

Ryan Silverfield

Memphis

40

AAC

$2,000,000

1

6

4

0

.600

1

6

4

0

.600

0

0

6 3

61

Rod Carey Temple 49 AAC $2,000,000 9 61 41 0 .598 2 9 11 0 .450 8 5 1 6

62

Mike Leach Mississippi State 59 SEC $5,000,000 19 141 96 0 .595 1 2 6 0 .250 0 0 2 6
 63 Steve Campbell South Alabama 54 SunBelt $700,000 10 68 49 0 .590 3 9 25 0 .265 2 10 4 6

64

Karl Dorrell

Colorado

57

Big Ten

$3,200,000

6

39

27

0

.590

1

4

0

0

1.000

0

0

4 0

65

Ed Orgeron

LSU

59

SEC

$7,500,000

9

59

41

0

.590

5

43

14

0

.754

15

0

3 5

66

Troy Calhoun Air Force 54 MWC $2,000,000 14 101 71 0 .587 14 101 71 0 .587 11 2 3 2

67

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa

65

Big Ten

$5,000,000

25

179

127

0

.585

22

167

106

.612

10

3

5 2

68

Jeff Brohm

Purdue

49

Big Ten

$6,750,000

7

49

35

0

.583

4

19

25

0

.432

4

8

2 4

69

Tyson Helton

W. Kentucky

43

CUSA

$1,000,000

2

14

10

0

.583

2

14

10

0

.583

9

4

5 6

70

Kalani Sitake

BYU

45

Ind.

$2,000,000

5

36

26

0

.580

5

36

26

0

.580

7

6

9 1

71

Blake Anderson

Arkansas State

51

Sun Belt

$900,000

7

51

37

0

.579

7

51

37

0

.579

8

5

4 7

72

Skip Holtz

La. Tech

56

CUSA

$900,000

21

150

110

0

.575

7

61

39

0

.610

10

3

5 3

73

Matt Viator La. Monroe 57 SunBelt $600,000 15 97 72 0 .574 5 19 39 0 .328 5 7 0 10

74

P. J. Fleck

Minnesota

40

Big Ten

$5,000,000

8

54

40

0

.574

4

24

18

0

.571

11

2

1 3

75

Tom Arth

Akron

39

MAC

$600,000

8

49

37

0

.570

2

0

16

0

.000

0

12

0 4

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD

RECORD WITH SCHOOL

2019

2020

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

76

Dana Holgorsen

Houston

49

AAC

$4,000,000

10

68

52

0

.567

2

7

11

0

.389

4

8

3 3

77

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern

46

Big Ten

$6,000,000

15

104

80

0

.565

15

104

80

0

.565

3

9

5 1

78

Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech

44

ACC

$4,000,000

9

63

49

0

.563

4

37

26

0

.587

8

5

4 6

79

Pat Narduzzi Pitt 54 ACC $3,500,000 6 41 34 0 .547 6 41 34 0 .547 8 5 5 5

80

Jeff Hafley

Boston College

41

ACC

$2,750,000

1

6

5

0

.545

1

6

5

0

.545

0

0

6 5

81

Dino Babers

Syracuse

59

MAC

$2,700,000

9

61

51

0

.540

5

24

36

0

.400

5

7

1 10

82

Herm Edwards

Arizona State

66

Pac 12

$3,500,000

3

15

13

0

.536

3

15

13

0

.536

8

5

0 2

83

Scott Frost

Nebraska

45

Big Ten

$5,000,000

5

30

26

0

.536

3

11

19

0

.367

5

7

2 4

84

Brady Hoke

San Diego St.

62

MWC

$1,000,000

14

82

75

0

.533

3

17

15

0

.531

0

0

4 3

85

Jay Norvell

Nevada

57

MWC

$800,000

4

24

21

0

.533

4

24

21

0

.533

7

6

6 1

86

Tom Allen Indiana 50 Big Ten $2,250,000 5 24 21 0 .533 5 24 21 0 .533 8 5 6 1

87

Will Muschamp

South Carolina

49

SEC 

$4,500,000

9

56

51

0

.523

5

28

30

0

.483

4

8

2 5

88

Matt Wells

Texas Tech

47

Big 12

$3,600,000

8

52

48

0

.520

2

8

14

0

.364

4

8

4 6

89

Dave Clawson Wake Forest 53 ACC $2,500,000 20 130 122 0 .516 7 40 43 0 .482 8 5 4 3

90

Sonny Dykes

SMU

51

AAC

$3,000,000

11

63

59

0

.516

3

22

14

0

.611

10

3

7 3

91

Rick Stockstill

Middle Tennessee

63

CUSA

$1,000,000

15

94

92

0

.505

15

94

92

0

.505

4

8

3 6

92

David Cutcliffe Duke 66 ACC $2,500,000 20 118 116 0 .504 12 74 87 0 .460 5 7 2 8

93

Nick Rolovich Washington St 41 Pac-12 $3,000,000 5 29 29 0 .500 1 1 2 0 .333 0 0 1 2

94

Seth Littrell North Texas 42 CUSA $1,800,000 5 30 30 0 .500 5 30 30 0 .500 4 8 3 5

95

Justin Wilcox California 44 Pac-12 $3,000,000 4 21 21 0 .500 4 21 21 0 .500 8 5 1 3

96

Steve Addazio

Colorado State

61

MWC

$2,000,000

10

58

58

0

.500

1

1

3

0

.250

0

0

1 3

97

Greg Schiano

Rutgers

54

Big Ten

$5,000,000

12

70

72

0

.493

12

70

72

0

.493

0

0

2 5

98

Mark Stoops

Kentucky

53

SEC

$5,000,000

8

48

50

0

.490

8

48

50

0

.490

8

5

4 6

99

Willie Taggart Florida Atlantic 44 SEC $1,000,000 11 61 64 0 .488 1 5 2 0 .714 0 0 5 2

100

Sam Pittman

Arkansas

59

SEC

$3,500,000

3

14

15

1

.483

1

3

6

0

.483

0

0

3 6

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD

RECORD WITH SCHOOL

2019

2020

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

101

Mario Cristobal

Oregon

50

Pac 12

$5,000,000

9

51

56

0

.477

3

24

9

0

.727

12

2

3 2
102

Geoff Collins

Georgia Tech

49

ACC

$3,200,000

4

21

25

0

.457

2

6

15

0

.286

3

9

3 6
103

Chip Lindsey

Troy

46

Sun Belt

$1,000,000

2

10

12

0

.455

2

10

12

0

.455

5

7

5 5

104

Jeremy Pruitt

Tennessee

45

SEC

$4,500,000

3

15

18

0

.455

3

15

18

0

.455

8

5

2 6

105

Philip Montgomery Tulsa 49 AAC $1,700,000

6

31

38

0

.449

6

31

38

0

.449

4

8

6 1

106

Randy Edsall

Connecticut

62

AAC

$1,650,000

21

102

134

0

.432

15

80

100

0

.444

2

10

0 0

107

Will Healy

Charlotte

35

CUSA

$1,000,000

5

22

31

0

.415

2

9

10

0

.474

7

6

2 4

108

Sean Lewis

Kent State

34

MAC

$600,000

3

12

17

0

.414

3

12

17

0

.414

7

6

3 1

109

Shawn Elliott

Georgia State

47

SunBelt

$800,000

5

21

30

0

.412

4

20

25

0

.444

7

6

4 4

110

Mel Tucker

Michigan State

48

Big Ten

$5,500,000

2

7

11

0

.389

1

2

4

0

.333

0

0

2 4

111

Tim Billings Southern Miss 63 CUSA $400,000 7 26 46 0 .361 1 1 3 0 .250 0 0 1 3

112

Mike Neu

Ball State

50

MAC

$700,000

5

19

34

0

.358

5

19

34

0

.358

5

7

4 1

113

Dana Dimel

UTEP

58

CUSA

$800,000

9

35

65

0

.350

3

5

26

0

.161

1

11

3 4

114

Frank Maile Utah State 35 MWC $1,200,000 1 1 2 0 .333 1 1 2 0 .333 0 0 1 2

115

Derek Mason

Vanderbilt

51

SEC 

$3,500,000

8

27

55

0

.329

8

27

55

0

.329

3

9

0 8
116

Jonathan Smith

Oregon State

41

Pac 12

$2,500,000

3

9

20

0

.310

3

9

20

0

.310

5

7

2 3
117 Brent Brennan San Jose State 47 MWC $600,000 4 13 29 0 .310 4 13 29 0 .310 5 7 5 0
118

Lovie Smith

Illinois

62

Big Ten

$4,000,000

5

17

38

0

.309

5

17

38

0

.309

6

7

2 4
119

Doug Martin

New Mexico State

57

Ind.

$500,000

15

51

116

0

.305

8

22

63

0

.289

2

10

0 0
120

Thomas Hammock

Northern Illinois

39

MAC

$800,000

2

5

12

0

.294

2

5

12

0

.294

5

7

0 5
121

Dave Aranda

Baylor

44

Big 12

$4,000,000

1

2

6

0

.250

1

2

6

0

.250

0

0

2 6
122

Mike Bloomgren

Rice

43

CUSA

$1,500,000

3 7 22 0 .241 3 7 22 0 .241 3 9 2 2
123 Jake Spavital Texas State 35 SunBelt $800,000 2 5 19 0 .208 2 5 19 0 .208 3 9 2 10
124

Scot Loeffler

Bowling Green

45

MAC

 $600,000

1

3

13

0

.188

1

3

13

0

.188

0

0

0 4
125

Danny Gonzales

New Mexico

44

MWC

$1,000,000

1

1

5

0

.167

1

1

5

0

.167

0

0

1 5
126

Mike Locksley

Maryland

51

Big Ten

$3,000,000

5

8

42

0

.160

2

6

16

0

.273

3

9

2 2
127 Jeff Scott South Florida 40 AAC $1,000,000 1 1 8 0 .111 1 1 8 0 .111 0 0 1 8
128 Walt Bell Massachusetts 36 Ind. $600,000 2 1 14 0 .067 2 1 14 0 .067 1 11 0 3
129

Marcus Arroyo

UNLV

40

MWC

$800,000

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130

Ricky Rahne

Old Dominion

40

CUSA

$750,000

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