Given a career and industry as unstable as any, very few head football coaches retire on their own accord.
Indeed, though some guys remain gainfully employed as an assistant or consultant at some level, very few guys, especially in modern college football, have the luxury of deciding when it’s time to call it a draw.
To illustrate, of the 32 coaching changes coming into the 2013 season, only two came off retirements while the other 30, or 93 percent, were due to a dismissal or move up the coaching ladder.
The retirees, Nevada’s Chris Ault and UTEP’s Mike Price, represent a growing minority in what has become a very impatient climate of “win now, or else.”
So, in a world where almost no one is safe, which guys are most likely to retire while still at their most recent posts in college football?
The following slideshow does its level best to answer this question and scans the entire FBS landscape to come up with the 14 coaches most likely to retire at their current job.
Though some of these represent as sure a sure thing as you can achieve in college football, the truth is who knows what will happen next for these coaches, their programs or the game itself.