Power Ranking College Football's New Head-Coaching Hires

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Power Ranking College Football's New Head-Coaching Hires
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Vanderbilt officially stopped college football’s head-coaching carousel this offseason when it hired Stanford defensive coordinator Derek Mason on Friday.

By recent standards, this has been a relatively quiet coaching-change season. As I wrote yesterday, there have been 164 coaches hired by 101 programs from the time Florida won the 2007 BCS National Championship Game until Florida State broke the SEC’s streak of BCS titles.

This year’s list stops at 18. The average number of new coaching hires over the past seven years has been 23.

What this year lacked in quantity, though, it made up for in marquee positions. Texas, USC, Penn State and Washington all had openings.

Here’s our power ranking of the new coaching hires made across the country.

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