College Football 2011: Predicting the 2011 Record of Every New Coaching Hire

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IJanuary 20, 2011

College Football 2011: Predicting The 2011 Record Of Every New Coaching Hire

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    Several teams will be heading into the 2011 college football seasons with new coaching staffs. Including a powerhouse in the University of Florida.

    There are ACC and SEC programs, Big Ten schools, and Big East as well as PAC 10 teams all heading into uncharted territory with new head guys at the helm.

    Join B/R as we give you a run down of all 21 coaching changes and how those new head honchos will fare with their new teams.

Arkansas State: Huge Freeze

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    Arkansas State finished 4-8 last season under head coach Steve Roberts. That was good enough for fourth in the Sun Belt Conference. New head coach Hugh Freeze comes in looking to heat things up.

    2011 Prediction: 5-7

Ball State: Pete Lembo

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    Ball State suffered a losing season in 2010, finishing just 4-8 under Stan Parrish. The Cardinals won only two home games all of last season. That looks to change as they bring in Pete Lembo from Elon.

    2011 Prediction: 6-6

Colorado: Jon Embree

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    Colorado finally parted ways with head coach Dan Hawkins, who went 5-7 in 2010, after he failed to transform the program. Jon Embree will be given the opportunity to do what Hawkins couldn't in 2011 as the Buffaloes new head coach.

    2011 Prediction: 5-7

Connecticut: Paul Pasqualoni

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    Randy Edsall left the University of Connecticut after being offered the head coaching job at the University of Maryland. The Big East champions will look to repeat with new coach Paul Pasqualoni leading them. It's certainly going to be tough to repeat the Huskies 8-5 season however.

    2011 Prediction: 6-6

Florida: Will Muschamp

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    One of the best programs in college football has experienced a coaching change. Urban Meyer stepped down as head coach for health reasons and now it will be Will Muschamp's job to turn around the Gators' 8-5 2010 season.

    2011 Prediction: 9-3

Indiana: Kevin Wilson

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    Indiana went 1-7 in the Big Ten Conference in 2010, worst in the entire conference. They finished 5-7 overall under head coach Bill Lynch. Now the Hoosiers have hired Kevin Wilson from Oklahoma. Wilson will have his work cut out for him next season in Indiana.

    2011 Prediction: 6-6

Kent State: Darrell Hazell

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    Kent State was .500 in conference play in 2010 but finished 5-7 under head coach Doug Martin. New head coach Darrell Hazell will look to get Kent State to the top of the Mid-American Conference next season.

    2011 Prediction: 7-5

Louisiana: Mark Hudspeth

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    Louisiana hired Mississippi State's Mark Hudspeth after a 3-9 season in 2010. The Ragin Cajuns finished towards the bottom of the Sun Belt conference and have much higher hopes next season.

    2011 Prediction: 4-8

Maryland: Randy Edsall

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    One of two ACC teams to make a coaching change this season, the University of Maryland hired former Uconn coach Randy Edsall to replace the long-tenured Ralph Friedgen. Maryland went 9-4 last season under Friedgen so the change came as a surprise to many.

    2011 Prediction: 6-6

Miami (Fla.): Al Golden

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    Former Temple head coach Al Golden has been brought in to lead the Hurricanes following the firing of Randy Shannon. Shannon's Miami team went just 7-5 last season, mediocre by Miami standards. Golden will be under pressure from the beginning as Miami is desperate for a winning football program.

    2011 Prediction: 10-2

Miami (O.): Don Treadwell

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    The Redhawks went 10-4 last season, but head coach Michael Haywood left for another coaching job. Now, former Michigan State assistant Don Treadwell will lead Miami in hopes of winning the Mid-American Conference.

    2011 Prediction: 11-1

Michigan: Brady Hoke

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    Rich Rodriguez is out in Ann Arbor. Michigan fired the struggling coach and hired Brady Hoke, former San Diego State head coach. Hoke will take over the Wolverines, who went 7-6 in 2010, with hopes of reviving the proud program.

    2011 Prediction: 8-4

Minnesota: Jerry Kill

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    The Golden Gophers were just 3-9 last season, including only two conference wins in the Big Ten. Head coach Tim Brewster is out and now Jerry Kill will get an opportunity to lead Minnesota in 2011.

    2011 Prediction: 4-8

North Texas: Dan McCarney

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    The Mean Green struggled big time in 2010, finishing just 3-9 under head coach Todd Dodge. North Texas has hired Dan McCarney, the former head coach of Iowa State a few years back. McCarney will be relied upon to keep North Texas contending in the Sun Belt Conference.

    2011 Prediction: 6-6

Northern Illinois: Dave Doeren

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    Northern Illinois had to fill the void when Jerry Kill left to coach Minnesota. They have since hired Wisconsin's Dave Doeren. Northern Illinois went 11-3 last year under Kill and looks to stay among the best in the Mid-American Conference. They were 8-0 in conference last season.

    2011 Prediction: 10-2

Pittsburgh: Todd Graham

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    Pitt's 8-5 season last year under Dave Wannstedt wasn't enough for the coach to keep his job. Since his firing the Panthers have hired two coaches. The first was Michael Haywood, who was fired shortly after due to an arrest for domestic violence. Todd Graham was the second hire, and will now be called on to help the Panthers challenge for the Big East title in 2011.

    2011 Prediction: 9-3

San Diego State: Rocky Long

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    Following Brady Hoke's departure to Michigan, San Diego State found themselves without a coach. They have since hired Rocky Long and now hope to build on a 9-4 season, including a bowl win over the Naval Academy.

    2011 Prediction: 8-4

Stanford: David Shaw

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    When head coach John Harbaugh decided to make the leap to the NFL, Stanford was left without a coach. Since the Cardinal has hired David Shaw, a Stanford assistant. Shaw will inherit a one-loss team and quarterback Andrew Luck.

    2011 Prediction: 9-3

Temple: Steve Addazio

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    Florida's Steve Addazio will take over as head coach at Temple since Al Golden has left for the Miami Hurricanes job. The Owls went 8-4 last season and should improve quickly under Addazio's staff.

    2011 Prediction: 9-3

Tulsa: Bill Blankenship

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    Tulsa's Todd Graham left the program to take the Pitt job after Haywood was fired earlier this year. In comes Bill Blankenship who will take over the 10-3 team. Tulsa should continue to compete in Conference USA under Blankenship's staff.

    2011 Prediction: 8-4

Vanderbilt: James Franklin

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    Vanderbilt hired former Maryland assistant James Franklin after parting with head coach Robbie Caldwell. The Commodores were just 2-10 under Caldwell last season, including only one win in the SEC. The one positive for Franklin is that the bar couldn't be set any lower.

    2011 Prediction: 4-8

    Patrick Clarke is a student at Towson University and a writing intern for Bleacher Report.