When a recruit is deciding which program he wants to sign with, stability is one of the main factors in his decision. No prospect wants to sign with a program whose staff could be gone before he graduates. Being comfortable is key for recruits, and they must be confident the coach they sign with will be the coach that sees them graduate.
However, that is not always the case. College coaches are frequently on the move, as contracts in college athletics are loosely bound. Whether a head coach moves on to another job, gets fired or retires, movement is prevalent in college football. Combining the outlook of this upcoming 2013 season with the 2014 recruiting cycle, several coaches could be on track to leave school before their 2014 class graduates.
The NFL could come calling two coaches with elite recruiting classes, while another coach is on the hot seat. Retirement could force several other coaches to tell their 2014 classes goodbye earlier than expected.