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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

NC Sports clients are two of top four longest-tenured FBS coaches

Ranking the length of current FBS coaching tenures from 1 to 128
Last year, Patrick Stevens had an idea that was incredibly simple, yet brilliant. He listed every current FBS head coach by the date of his hiring, from 1 to 125. Since he is currently engulfed in all things March Madness, we're going to pick up the slack.
Twenty jobs have exchanged hands, and three schools (Appalachian State, Georgia Southern and Old Dominion) have joined the party in FBS, giving us a fresh list of 128. The 20 outgoing coaches ranged from the dean of Big 12 coaches (the then-third longest-tenured Mack Brown) to a pair of one-and-dones like Western Kentucky-turned-Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino and Arkansas State-turned-Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin. 
Before we get to the list, a few notes. 
- The first hire of 2014 hiring class, USC's Steve Sarkisian, has already been on the job longer than nearly 15 percent of his peers. The first hire of last year's class of new coaches, Kentucky's Mark Stoops, has already recorded a longer tenure than nearly 38 percent of FBS head coaches, despite having all of 12 games of experience under his belt.
- Steve Spurrier has now crept into the top 10. This after coaching a dozen years at Florida, two seasons with the Washington Redskins and taking a year off before nabbing the South Carolina job. 
- Nick Saban - the Alabama years - is now in the top 20. 
- Frank Beamer and Larry Blakeney are both in their late 60's, which means we could be just years away from Bob Stoops being the dean of all FBS head coaches, at least in terms of one continuous stay on the job. Think about that for a minute. 
- Bill Snyder's second tenure as Kansas State's head coach has crept up into the top quarter of all current coaches.
- North Carolina's Larry Fedora and Memphis' Justin Fuente now represent the exact median of FBS job security. They were hired Dec. 8, 2011.
- Ken Niumatalolo ranks 26th on the list, having just completed his sixth full season as Navy's head coach. Bobby Petrino has taken three jobs since then. 
1986
1. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech - Dec. 22
1990
2. Larry Blakeney, Troy - Dec. 3
1998
3. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma - Dec. 1
4. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa - Dec. 2
2000
5. Gary Pinkel, Missouri - Nov. 30
6. Gary Patterson, TCU - Dec. 8
7. Mark Richt, Georgia - Dec. 26
2003
8. Mike Riley, Oregon State - Feb. 19
9. George O’Leary, UCF - Dec. 8
2004
10. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina - Nov. 23
11. Kyle Whittingham, Utah - Dec. 9
12. Bronco Mendenhall, BYU - Dec. 13
13. Frank Solich, Ohio - Dec. 17
2005
14. Les Miles, LSU - Jan. 2
15. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State - Jan. 3
16. Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee - Dec. 12
2006
17. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern - July 7
18. Mark Dantonio, Michigan State - Nov. 27
19. Troy Calhoun, Air Force - Dec. 22
2007
20. Nick Saban, Alabama - Jan. 3
21. David Bailiff, Rice - Jan. 19
22. Bobby Wilder, Old Dominion - Feb. 13
23. Art Briles, Baylor - Nov. 28
24. Bo Pelini, Nebraska - Dec. 3
25. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech - Dec. 7
26. Ken Niumatalolo, Navy - Dec. 8
27. David Cutcliffe, Duke - Dec. 15
2008
28. June Jones, SMU - Jan. 7
29. Joey Jones, South Alabama - Feb. 15
30. Dabo Swinney, Clemson - Oct. 13
31. Bill Snyder, Kansas State - Nov. 24
32. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State - Dec. 11
33. Paul Rhoads, Iowa State - Dec. 21
2009
34. Larry Coker, UTSA - March 6
35. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State - Dec. 1
36. Mike London, Virginia - Dec. 7
37. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame - Dec. 11
38. Todd Berry, Louisiana-Monroe - Dec. 15
39. Doc Holliday, Marshall - Dec. 17
40. Jeff Quinn, Buffalo - Dec. 20
41. Bobby Hauck, UNLV  - Dec. 22
2010
42. Dan Enos, Central Michigan - Jan. 12
43. Ruffin McNeill, East Carolina - Jan. 21
44. Dan McCarney, North Texas - Nov. 30
45. Kevin Wilson, Indiana - Dec. 4
46. Jerry Kill, Minnesota - Dec. 5
47. Will Muschamp, Florida - Dec. 11
T-48. Al Golden, Miami - Dec. 12
T-48. Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana-Lafayette - Dec. 12
50. Pete Lembo, Ball State - Dec. 19
2011
51. Randy Edsall, Maryland - Jan. 2
52. Dennis Franchione, Texas State - Jan. 7
53. Brady Hoke, Michigan - Jan. 11
54. Rocky Long, San Diego State - Jan. 12
55. David Shaw, Stanford - Jan. 13
56. Bill Blankenship, Tulsa - Jan. 14
57. Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia - June 11
58. Bob Davie, New Mexico - Nov. 17
59. Rich Rodriguez, Arizona - Nov. 21
60. Urban Meyer, Ohio State - Nov. 28
61. Mike Leach, Washington State - Nov. 30
T-62. Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss - Dec. 5
T-62. Curtis Johnson, Tulane - Dec. 5
T-64. Larry Fedora, North Carolina - Dec. 8
T-64. Justin Fuente, Memphis - Dec. 8
T-64. Charlie Weis, Kansas - Dec. 8
67. Tim Beckman, Illinois - Dec. 9
T-68. Jim Mora, UCLA - Dec. 10
T-68. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M - Dec. 10
70. Matt Campbell, Toledo - Dec. 12
71. Jim McElwain, Colorado State - Dec. 13
T-72. Todd Graham, Arizona State - Dec. 14
T-72. Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State - Dec. 14
T-74. Norm Chow, Hawaii - Dec. 21
T-74. Tony Levine, Houston - Dec. 21
T-76. Terry Bowden, Akron - Dec. 22
T-76. Paul Chryst, Pittsburgh - Dec. 22
2012
78. Kyle Flood, Rutgers - Jan. 31
79. Mark Stoops, Kentucky - Nov. 27
80. Trent Miles, Georgia State - Nov. 30
81. Dave Doeren, N.C. State - Dec. 1
82. Rod Carey, Northern Illinois - Dec. 2
83. Paul Petrino, Idaho - Dec. 3
T-84. Steve Addazio, Boston College - Dec. 4
T-84. Bret Bielema, Arkansas - Dec. 4
T-84. Gus Malzahn, Auburn - Dec. 4
T-87. Sonny Dykes, California - Dec. 5
T-87. Darrell Hazell, Purdue - Dec. 5
T-89. Butch Jones, Tennessee - Dec. 7
T-89. Willie Taggart, South Florida - Dec. 7
91. Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati - Dec. 8
T-92. Sean Kugler, UTEP - Dec. 10
T-92. Mike MacIntyre, Colorado - Dec. 10
94. Todd Monken, Southern Miss - Dec. 11
95. Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech - Dec. 12
T-96. Skip Holtz, Louisiana Tech - Dec. 14
T-96. Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State - Dec. 14
T-98. Rob Caragher, San Jose State - Dec. 17
T-98. P.J. Fleck, Western Michigan - Dec. 17
T-100. Paul Haynes, Kent State - Dec. 17
T-100. Matt Rhule, Temple - Dec. 17
102. Gary Andersen, Wisconsin - Dec. 19
103. Matt Wells, Utah State - Dec. 20
2013
104. Ron Turner, Florida International - Jan. 4
105. Brian Polian, Nevada - Jan. 7
106. Scott Shafer, Syracuse - Jan. 9
107. Mark Helfrich, Oregon - Jan. 20
108. Doug Martin, New Mexico State - Feb. 1
109. Steve Sarkisian, USC - Dec. 2
110. Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio) - Dec. 3
111. Chris Petersen, Washington - Dec. 6
112. Craig Bohl, Wyoming - Dec. 8
113. Dave Clawson, Wake Forest - Dec. 10
T-114. Chris Creighton, Eastern Michigan - Dec. 11
T-114. Bryan Harsin, Boise State - Dec. 11
116. Bob Diaco, Connecticut - Dec. 12
117. Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic - Dec. 17
118. Dino Babers, Bowling Green - Dec. 18
119. Blake Anderson, Arkansas State - Dec. 19
120. Jeff Monken, Army - Dec. 24
2014
121. Charlie Strong, Texas - Jan. 5
122. Bobby Petrino, Louisville - Jan. 9
T-123. Jeff Brohm, Western Kentucky - Jan. 10
T-123. Willie Fritz, Georgia Southern - Jan. 10
125. James Franklin, Penn State - Jan. 11
126. Mark Whipple, Massachusetts - Jan. 14
127. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt - Jan. 17
128. Bill Clark, UAB - Jan. 22


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