Despite what video games teach, coaching an FBS school isn’t simply going after every 5-star prospect on Rivals.com and throwing a long pass every other play.
A coach, no matter how talented, has to suit a program much in the same fashion as his players have to fit his schemes and new direction.
If you’re a fresh, young go-getter on the FBS coaching circuit, there are 20 schools aching for your services.
To make the selection process even easier, the schools in question have been ranked and scored in five categories: Marketability, recruiting, national exposure, “conference cred” and expectations.
The formula is simple.
A+ = 10 points
A = 9.5
B = 9 points and so on.
Expectations are ranked by how long it might take for a coach to find themselves on the hot seat. There are five levels of flame. The lower the level, the more points a school is credited.
These rankings are not reflective of current head coaching results. Ties were broken using "conference cred," then national exposure if necessary.
Alright, coach, let’s have a look at the 20 best places for you to display your talents.