The college football coaching carousel churned as quickly as ever last winter, and it didn’t stop turning until June.
When Bob Stoops retired suddenly at Oklahoma and was replaced by offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley, it left 21 FBS programs with new head coaches (not counting LSU, which elevated Ed Orgeron from interim status).
Sustaining success is difficult: Only 11 current FBS coaches have completed at least a decade with their current programs.
Initial success isn’t an ironclad predictor of long-term success, but it certainly helps.
Which new head coaches are best set up to win early at their new jobs? Let’s take a look.
Here’s a prediction of win-loss records for each new FBS coach in 2017. Factors considered included inherited talent, returning starters and difficulty of schedule.
Source: Bleacher Report-CFB News