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Coaching prospects - no diamonds in the rough this year/

Frankly, I'm tired of seeing all the posts about how we need someone who's been successful as a head coach at a big school and then suggesting Kirby Smart or David Shaw (or Charlie Strong). I wanted to take a look at the list of potentially available coaches for the end of this year, and frankly I think we missed several huge opportunities in 2013.

Based on last year's schedule and MBTF's salary, we paid $600,000 per win in 2012. That ranks us as the #15 school in cost per win -- and only two of those schools ahead of us did not replace their coach in 2012 or 2013.

Rank Coach Name School Compensation Hired Salary/Win
1 Todd Monken Southern Miss $ 800,000 2013 #DIV/0!
2 Charlie Weis Kansas $ 2,500,000 2013 $ 2,500,000
3 Mike MacIntyre Colorado $ 2,000,000 2013 $ 2,000,000
4 Mark Stoops Kentucky $ 2,000,000 2013 $ 1,000,000
5 Kirk Ferentz Iowa $ 3,900,000 1999 $ 975,000
6 Tim Beckman Illinois $ 1,750,000 2012 $ 875,000
7 Bret Bielema Arkansas $ 3,200,000 2013 $ 800,000
8 Steve Addazio Boston College $ 1,600,000 2013 $ 800,000
9 Mike Leach Washington State $ 2,300,000 2012 $ 766,667
10 Sonny Dykes California $ 2,300,000 2013 $ 766,667
11 Gus Malzahn Auburn $ 2,300,000 2013 $ 766,667
12 Willie Taggart USF $ 2,000,000 2013 $ 666,667
13 Mike London Virginia $ 2,600,000 2010 $ 650,000
14 Butch Jones Tennessee $ 3,100,000 2013 $ 620,000
15 Mack Brown Texas $ 5,400,000 1998 $ 600,000

What are some other schools paying per win in our winning percentage bracket (based on 2012) at 65-70%?

Coach Name School Conference Compensation 2012 Wins 2012 Losses Win% Salary/Win
Pete Lembo Ball State MAC $ 400,000 9 4 0.69 $ 44,444
Matt Campbell Toledo MAC $ 400,000 9 4 0.69 $ 44,444
Frank Solich Ohio MAC $ 525,000 9 4 0.69 $ 58,333
Tim DeRuyter Fresno State MWC $ 750,000 9 4 0.69 $ 83,333
Kyle Flood Rutgers Big East $ 800,000 9 4 0.69 $ 88,889
Rocky Long San Diego State MWC $ 825,000 9 4 0.69 $ 91,667
Mark Hudspeth La. Lafayette SunBelt $ 825,000 9 4 0.69 $ 91,667
Mike Riley Oregon State Pac 12 $ 1,500,000 9 4 0.69 $ 166,667
James Franklin Vanderbilt SEC $ 2,700,000 9 4 0.69 $ 300,000
Mack Brown Texas Big 12 $ 5,400,000 9 4 0.69 $ 600,000
Larry Coker Texas - San Antonio WAC $ 350,000 8 4 0.67 $ 43,750
Rick Stockstill Middle Tennessee SunBelt $ 625,000 8 4 0.67 $ 78,125
Bill O'Brien Penn State Big Ten $ 2,300,000 8 4 0.67 $ 287,500
Larry Fedora North Carolina ACC $ 2,500,000 8 4 0.67 $ 312,500

There are 37 schools with higher winning percentages and lower cost/win than Texas from 2012, and of those schools, eight of them have new coaches this year, meaning that the coach that compiled that record is now coaching for a new team. Another five replaced coaches in 2012 -- many before the bowls, so they are effectively new this year also.

Coach Name School Hired Conference Compensation 2012 Wins 2012 Losses Win% Salary/Win
Urban Meyer Ohio State 2012 Big Ten $ 4,300,000 12 0 1.00 $ 358,333
Nick Saban Alabama 2007 SEC $ 5,500,000 13 1 0.93 $ 423,077
Mark Helfrich Oregon 2013 Pac 12 $ 2,000,000 12 1 0.92 $ 166,667
Brian Kelly Notre Dame 2010 Ind. $ 2,600,000 12 1 0.92 $ 216,667
Rod Carey Northern Illinois 2013 MAC $ 500,000 12 2 0.86 $ 41,667
David Shaw Stanford 2011 Pac 12 $ 2,500,000 12 2 0.86 $ 208,333
Jimbo Fisher Florida State 2010 ACC $ 2,800,000 12 2 0.86 $ 233,333
Mark Richt Georgia 2001 SEC $ 3,000,000 12 2 0.86 $ 250,000
Matt Wells Utah State 2013 WAC $ 500,000 11 2 0.85 $ 45,455
Ron Caragher San Jose State 2013 WAC $ 500,000 11 2 0.85 $ 45,455
Chris Peterson Boise State 2006 MWC $ 1,700,000 11 2 0.85 $ 154,545
Dabo Swinney Clemson 2008 ACC $ 2,100,000 11 2 0.85 $ 190,909
Bill Snyder Kansas State 2009 Big 12 $ 2,200,000 11 2 0.85 $ 200,000
Kevin Sumlin Texas A&M 2012 SEC $ 2,500,000 11 2 0.85 $ 227,273
Will Muschamp Florida 2011 SEC $ 2,500,000 11 2 0.85 $ 227,273
Steve Spurrier South Carolina 2005 SEC $ 3,600,000 11 2 0.85 $ 327,273
Charlie Strong Louisville 2010 Big East $ 3,700,000 11 2 0.85 $ 336,364
Terry Bowden Akron 2012 MAC $ 400,000 11 3 0.79 $ 36,364
Paul Haynes Kent State 2013 MAC $ 600,000 11 3 0.79 $ 54,545
Bill Blankenship Tulsa 2011 CUSA $ 800,000 11 3 0.79 $ 72,727
Bryan Harsin Arkansas State 2013 SunBelt $ 750,000 10 3 0.77 $ 75,000
Pat Fitzgerald Northwestern 2006 Big Ten $ 1,300,000 10 3 0.77 $ 130,000
Tommy Tuberville Cincinnati 2013 Big East $ 2,300,000 10 3 0.77 $ 230,000
Les Miles LSU 2005 SEC $ 4,300,000 10 3 0.77 $ 430,000
Bob Stoops Oklahoma 1999 Big 12 $ 4,600,000 10 3 0.77 $ 460,000
Skip Holtz La. Tech 2013 WAC $ 1,100,000 9 3 0.75 $ 122,222
George O'Leary UCF 2004 CUSA $ 1,500,000 10 4 0.71 $ 150,000
Bo Pelini Nebraska 2008 Big 10 $ 2,900,000 10 4 0.71 $ 290,000
Pete Lembo Ball State 2011 MAC $ 400,000 9 4 0.69 $ 44,444
Matt Campbell Toledo 2011 MAC $ 400,000 9 4 0.69 $ 44,444
Frank Solich Ohio 2005 MAC $ 525,000 9 4 0.69 $ 58,333
Tim DeRuyter Fresno State 2012 MWC $ 750,000 9 4 0.69 $ 83,333
Kyle Flood Rutgers 2012 Big East $ 800,000 9 4 0.69 $ 88,889
Rocky Long San Diego State 2011 MWC $ 825,000 9 4 0.69 $ 91,667
Mark Hudspeth La. Lafayette 2011 SunBelt $ 825,000 9 4 0.69 $ 91,667
Mike Riley Oregon State 2003 Pac 12 $ 1,500,000 9 4 0.69 $ 166,667
James Franklin Vanderbilt 2011 SEC $ 2,700,000 9 4 0.69 $ 300,000

So that's effectively 12 new coaches this season that were on the market at the end of last season, and most of those, at least by this metric, were some of the most effective in college football. When you look at who is left, they range from unattainable (Saban, Stoops, Muschamp) to "not a fit" for our program (Pelini, Solich).

When I look at the rest of the names, I don't see a whole lot that I get excited about -- for instance a Kyle Flood who went 9-4 at Rutgers or Tim DeRuyter who was 9-4 at Fresno State.

I'm as unhappy with the current regime as anyone but it looks like to me that me missed a year when a lot of coaching talent was moving around, and a lot of the "diamonds in the rough" have already been uncovered.

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