When something gets traded in, for example a car, that thing had its best days and needs to get replaced for a newer, more serviceable thing.
The FBS coaches that should get traded in are not performing as well as they should at their respective schools. The amount of money these coaches earn is not translating to success on the field. They have worn out their welcomes.
When compiling this list of seven programs that should trade in their head coach, I considered: salary, years as head coach for the program, and on-field success (with an emphasis on recent on-field success).
I limited the available candidates to two criteria: the candidate has been the program’s head coach since 2009, and the program has played at least one season in its current conference. Programs in the newly-created American Athletic Conference were ineligible, even if they played in the Big East in 2012.
Why these criteria? I think it’s unfair to give up on a head coach after just four years or less, and there are too many unknowns for programs joining new conferences.
I received salary information from http://www.coacheshotseat.com/SalariesContracts.htm
With that, on to the list. Feel free to debate in the comments section below.