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Power Rankings: College Football's Tenured Coaches

Today's college football world is a literal coaching carousel, where lack of production, job opportunities at other schools, and the ever elusive call up to the NFL will cause the carousel's song to stop playing at any given moment.

Just this year alone USC and Notre Dame, two of college football's milestone programs, lost their coaches for two very different reasons.

Additionally, Bobby Bowden officially called it a career and handed the reigns of Florida State over to his successor. (Yes, he gets a shout out here as the cover picture even though he can no longer be included on this list because he's earned it, damn it!)

17 other college football programs joined these three in the coaching search sweepstakes this spring, with some hiring each others' coaches in the process.

To say it is a rarity for a coach to stay at one place for 10 or more years is an understatement. There are 19 schools right now, to be exact, who have retained the same football coach for the past decade.

The motto of the story is if you find a good coach you had better hang on to him. But, have any of these schools held on to their coaches too long?

Here's the power rankings of college coaches who will have been with their respective universities for 10 or more years at the start of this season and a verdict as to whether they deserve 10 more.

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