For the past several years, I’ve put together a list of coaches at BCS schools that haven’t guided their current program to a BCS bowl game.
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When Houston Nutt left Arkansas at the end of last season, Tommy Bowden took over first place in our 2008 rankings based on seniority.
- 1. Tommy Bowden (Clemson) - 1999
2.(T) Mike Leach (Texas Tech) - 2001
2.(T) Al Groh (UVA) - 2001
2.(T) Greg Schiano (Rutgers) - 2001
2.(T) Gary Pinkel (Missouri) - 2001
6.(T) Jeff Tedford (Cal) - 2002
6.(T) Bobby Johnson (Vandy) - 2002
8.(T) Rich Brooks (Kentucky) - 2003
8.(T) Mike Riley (Oregon State) - 2003
10.(T) Sly Croom (Miss State) - 2004
10.(T) Mike Stoops (Arizona) - 2004
- Pinkel – Despite losing to Ok State this weekend, Missouri is still projected to land a BCS bid by several sites.
- Leach – It seems unlikely that Texas Tech will make a BCS bid due to the brutal nature of the Big 12 South schedule. Leach could also be a candidate for any number of the jobs opening up around the country.
- Groh – UVA is 3-3 on the season with games remaining against UNC, GT, Miami, Wake, Clemson and Virginia Tech. Groh is hardly on the surest of footing.
- Schiano – His team is struggling, and his resume looks like it’s seen its better days. He is most certainly the new front runner to replace Bowden atop the list.
- Randy Edsall (UConn) Started with the Huskies in ’99. However, they only joined the Big East in ’04. I didn’t add him to the list last year due to extenuating circumstances.
- Mike Gundy (Ok State) He’s a man. He’s probably on the list next year.
- Jim Leavitt (USF) Started at USF in ’96. However, they only joined the Big East in ’05.
- Dave Wannstedt (Pitt) Strong candidate for a BCS bid in ’08 because the Big East is so very, very bad.
- Steve Spurrier (South Carolina) Please let it be him.
-- Coaching Changes for 2005
-- College Football Data Warehouse
What coach do you think will make the top of the list?
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