Coaching hires are a unique science that rarely has a perfect formula in college football. Coaches can be successful at one program and fail at others. They can also fail at one, and become an overnight genius at their next stop.
In the past five years there have been a number of bad hires—as touched on last week here—but there have also been a number of home runs hit by athletic directors across the country.
One of the most obvious is Kevin Sumlin after Saturday’s upset win over then-No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa, but a number of other schools are seeing great success in the early years of their coaching moves.
Taking a look at 10 schools across the country, here are the top 10 college football coaching hires of the last five years.