LOTS TO KEEP TRACK OF...

By mark rogers
August 13, 2012

All you college football fans that THINK you know alot about college football? Well, with the exception of a rare few of you, I'll bet you couldn't name 10 of the 28 head coaching changes in the FBS this year. With 124 FBS schools, that makes...hmmm....23% of schools are entering the ever-critical FIRST YEAR. Basically 1 in 4...that's incredible.

So to help you impress your friends, girlfriends, wives, kids and neighbors...here they are:

  1. Penn State - Bill O'Brien: I think everyone is up to speed on why this change was made.
  2. Ohio State - Urban Meyer: yet another change cloaked in controversy
  3. Arkansas - John Smith: yet another change due to ill-advised actions from an adult
  4. Rich Rodriguez - Arizona: because the Michigan test didn't work.
  5. Mike Leach - Washington State: at least it'll make the Cougars be linked with some hilarious post-game press conferences.
  6. UMass - Charley Molnar: former ND assistant.
  7. Kansas - Charlie Weiss: they like 'em with plenty of girth up in Kansas.
  8. Akron - Terry Bowden: after 19 years out of coaching...intriguing.
  9. Texas A&M - Kevin Sumlin: did great things at UH but now has to face the SEC.
  10. Arkansas State - Gus Malzahn
  11. Paul Chryst - Pittsburgh: long-time Wisconsin assistant.
  12. Rutgers - Kyle Flood: Schiano says bye-bye for the NFL.
  13. Memphis - Justin Fuente: former TCU assistant.
  14. Toledo - Matt Campbell: assistant at ... Toledo.
  15. Illinois - Tim Beckman: left Toledo.
  16. North Carolina - Larry Fedora: former Southern Miss coach.
  17. UCLA - Jim Mora
  18. Arizona State - Todd Graham: who went to Pitt for just a year, where will he be next year?
  19. Ole Miss - Hugh Freeze: left Arakansas State where Malzahn ended up.
  20. Colorado State - Jim McElwain: former 'Bama OC.
  21. Florida Atlantic - Carl Pelini
  22. Fresno State - Tim DeRuyter
  23. Hawaii - Norm Chow: long-time USC assistant and Tennessee Titans OC
  24. Houston - Tony Levine
  25. New Mexico - Bob Davie: out of the studio, into the worst program in college football.
  26. Southern Miss - Ellis Johnson
  27. Tulane - Curtis Johnson
  28. UAB - Garrick McGee


And that makes 28. Memorize them. Dwell on them. Know them.

We're just days away from college football season.

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