As of this coming season, nearly half of all NCAA Division I football coaches will be in either their first, second, or third year in such role.
To prove indispensable in the college ranks has become increasingly difficult, as a media savvy fan base has become increasingly intolerant of failure.
To stay, you have to win, and do so consistently. It’s as simple as that.
It is by no coincidence then, that many of these guys of this list have exhibited a tendency to coach successful football teams.
And more important to that success than any recruiting class*, each of them has established a unique philosophy to change the culture of their program.
Added emphasis was placed on coaches unfirable while at the helm of big time football schools.
(Honorable Mention: Howard Schnellenberger-Florida Atlantic, Urban Meyer-CBS.)
(*potentially not true)