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Ryan Day
Ohio State
Josh Heupel
UCF
Lincoln Riley
Oklahoma

Chris Klieman

Kansas State

Chris Petersen

Washington

Lance Leipold
Buffalo
Dabo Swinney
Clemson
Nick Saban
Alabama
Jimbo Fisher
Texas A&M
Kirby Smart
Georgia

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Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

1

Ryan Day

Ohio State

40

Big Ten

$4,500,000

2

3

0

0

1.000

2

3

0

0

1.000

3

0

0 0

2

Josh Heupel

UCF

40

AAC

$1,750,000

1

12

1

0

.923

1

12

1

0

.923

0

0

12 1

3

Lincoln Riley

Oklahoma

35

Big 12 

$4,000,000

2

24

4

0

.857

2

24

4

0

.857

12

2

12 2

4

Chris Klieman

Kansas State

52

Big 12

$3,500,000

7

72

13

0

.847

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

5

Chris Petersen

Washington

54

Pac 12

$5,000,000

13

139

33

0

.808

5

47

21

0

.691

10

3

10 4

6

Lance Leipold

Buffalo

54

MAC

$600,000

12

132

33

0

.800

4

23

27

0

.460

6

6

10 4

7

Dabo Swinney Clemson 49 ACC $8,500,000 11 116 30 0 .795 11 116 30 0 .795 12 2 15 0

8

Nick Saban

Alabama

67

SEC

$12,000,000

23

237

63

1

.789

12

146

21

0

.874

13

1

14 1

9

Jimbo Fisher Texas A&M 53 SEC $7,500,000 9 92 27 0 .773 1 9 4 0 .692 0 0 9 4

10

Kirby Smart

Georgia

43

SEC 

 $7,000,000

3

32

10

0

.762

3

32

10

0

.762

13

2

11 3

11

Mike Houston

East Carolina

48

CUSA

$1,500,000

9

80

25

0

.762

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

12

David Shaw Stanford 46 Pac 12 $6,000,000 8 82 26 0 .759 8 82 26 0 .759 9 5 9 4

13

Chip Kelly

UCLA

55

Pac-12

$6,000,000

5

49

16

0

.754

1

3

9

0

.250

0

0

3 9

14

Bryan Harsin Boise State 42 MWC $2,000,000 6 59 20 0 .747 5 52 15 0 .776 11 3 10 3

15

Tom Herman Texas 43 Big 12 $5,750,000 4 39 14 0 .736 2 17 10 0 .630 7 6 10 4

16

Brian Kelly

Notre Dame

57

Ind.

$5,000,000

29

252

92

2

.731

9

81

35

0

.698

10 3 12 1

17

Gary Patterson

TCU

58

Big 12

$5,500,000

18

167

63

0

.726

18

167

63

0

.726

11

3

7 6

18

Les Miles

Kansas

66

Big 12

$2,800,000

17

142

55

0

.721

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

19

Joe Moorhead

 Mississippi State

44

SEC

$4,000,000

5

46

18

0

.719

1

8

5

0

.615

0

0

8 5

20

Jim Harbaugh

Michigan

55

Big Ten

$8,000,000

11

96

41

0

.701

4

38

14

0

.731

8

5

10 3

21

Tom Arth

Akron

38

MAC

$600,000

7

49

21

0

.700

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

22

Neal Brown West Virginia 39 Big 12 $3,700,000 5 35 16 0 .686 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0

23

Jason Candle Toledo 39 MAC $1,200,000 3 28 13 0 .683 3 28 13 0 .683 11 3 7 6
24

Hugh Freeze

Liberty

50

Ind

$1,500,000

9

69

32

0

.683

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0
25 Scott Satterfield Louisville 47 ACC $4,200,000 7 51 21 0 .680 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0

KEY

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2017

2018

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

 Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

26

Chuck Martin

Miami, Ohio

50

MAC

$650,000

11

96

46

0

.676

5

22

39

0

.361

5

7

6 6

27

Gus Malzahn

Auburn

53

SEC

$7,000,000

7

62

30

0

.674

6

53

27

0

.663

10

4

8 5

28

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State

51

Big 12

$5,000,000

14

121

59

0

.672

14

121

59

0

.672

10

3

7 6

29

Bill Clark UAB 50 CUSA $1,000,000 4 36 18 0 .667 3 25 14 0 .641 8 5 11 3

30

Mack Brown North Carolina 68 ACC $3,000,000 31 244 122 1 .666 11 69 46 1 .599 0 0 0 0

31

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin

53

Big Ten

$3,300,000

7

61

31

0

.663

4

42

12

0

.778

13

1

8 5

32

Kyle Whittingham

 Utah

59

Pac 12

 $4,000,000

15

120

61

0

.663

15

120

61

0

.663

7

6

9 5

33

Craig Bohl

Wyoming

60

MWC

$1,500,000

16

132

67

0

.663

5

29

34

0

.460

8

5

6 6

34

Steve Campbell South Alabama 52 SunBelt $600,000 8 62 32 0 .660 1 3 9 0 .250 0 0 3 9

35

James Franklin Penn State 46 Big Ten $6,000,000 8 69 36 0 .657 5 45 21 0 .682 11 2 9 4

36

Willie Fritz

Tulane

58

AAC

$1,200,000

22

170

90

0

.654

3

16

21

0

.432

5

7

7 6

37

Clay Helton USC 46 Pac 12 $6,000,000 4 32 17 0 .653 4 32 17 0 .653 11 3 5 7

38

Jeff Brohm

Purdue

47

Big Ten

$4,000,000

5

43

23

0

.652

2

13

13

0

.500

7

6

6 7

39

Mike Norvell

Memphis

37

AAC

$2,500,000

3

26

14

0

.650

3

26

14

0

.650

10

3

8 6

40

Chris Creighton

Eastern Michigan

49

MAC

$525,000

22

159

86

0

.649

5

22

40

0

.344

5

7

7 6

41

Butch Davis Florida Int'l. 67 CUSA $1,000,000 12 96 52 0 .648 2 17 9 0 .653 8 5 9 4

42

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State

62

Big Ten

$4,500,000

15

125

68

0

.648

12

107

51

0

.677

10

3

7 6

43

Kevin Sumlin

Arizona

54

Pac 12

$2,000,000

10

91

50

0

.645

1

5

7

0

.417

0

0

5 7

44

Tim Lester W. Michigan 41 MAC $900,000 8 63 35 0 .643 2 13 12 0 .520 6 6 7 6

45

Bronco Mendenhall

Virginia

52

ACC

$3,500,000

14

115

65

0

.639

3

16

22

0

.421

6

7

8 5

46

Frank Solich

Ohio

74

MAC 

$700,000

20

164

94

0

.636

14

106

75

0

.586

9

4

9 4

47

Dave Doeren NC State 47 ACC $3,000,000 8 66 38 0 .635 6 43 34 0 .558 9 4 9 4

48

Rod Carey Temple 48 AAC $2,000,000 7 52 30 0 .634 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0

49

Chad Lumsford Georgia Southern 41 Sun Belt $750,000 2 12 7 0 .632 2 12 7 0 .632 0 0 10 3

50

Bobby Wilder

Old Dominion

54

CUSA

$750,000

9

76

45

0

.628

9

76

45

0

.628

5

7

4 8

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD

RECORD WITH SCHOOL

2017

2018

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

 Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

51

Jeff Tedford

Fresno State

57

MWC

$2,000,000

13

104

62

0

.627

2

22

6

0

.786

10

4

12 2

52

Matt Viator La. Monroe 55 SunBelt $500,000 13 92 55 0 .626 3 14 22 0 .389 4 8 6 6

53

Jeff Monken

Army

51

Ind.

$1,200,000

9

73

44

0

.624

5

35

28

0

.556

10

3

11 2

54

Lane Kiffin

Florida Atlantic

43

CUSA

$1,200,000

7

51

31

0

.622

2

16

10

0

.615

11

3

5 7

55

Dan Mullen Florida 46 SEC $6,000,000 10 79 49 0 .617 1 10 3 0 .769 0 0 10 3

56

Mike Leach Washington State 57 Pac 12 $3,500,000 17 133 83 0 .616 7 49 40 0 .551 9 4 11 2

57

Jay Hopson Southern Miss 50 CUSA $700,000 7 53 33 0 .616 3 21 16 0 .568 8 5 6 5

58

Matt Campbell

Iowa State

39

Big 12

$2,300,000

8

54

34

0

.614

3

19

19

0

.500

8

5

8 5

59

Jim McElwwin

Central Michigan

57 MAC $600,000 7 44 28 0 .611 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0

60

Dino Babers

Syracuse

57

MAC

$2,700,000

7

55

35

0

.611

3

18

19

0

.486

4

8

10 3

61

Blake Anderson

Arkansas State

49

Sun Belt

$800,000

5

39

25

0

.609

5

39

25

0

.609

7

5

8 5

62

Charlie Strong South Florida 58 AAC $1,000,000 9 70 45 0 .609 2 17 8 0 .680 10 2 7 6
  63

Scott Frost

Nebraska

43

Big Ten

$5,000,000

3

23

15

0

.605

1

4

8

0

.333

0

0

4 8

64

Doc Holliday Marshall 61 CUSA $900,000 9 70 46 0 .603 9 70 46 0 .603 8 5 9 4

65

Geoff Collins

Georgia Tech

48

ACC

$3,000,000

3

15

10

0

.600

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

66

Ken Niumatalolo Navy 53 AAC $2,250,000 12 87 58 0 .600 12 87 58 0 .600 7 6 3 10

67

Dana Holgorsen

Houston

48

AAC

$4,000,000

9

61

41

0

.598

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

68

Jamey Chadwell

Coastal Carolina

42

Sun Belt

$750,000

10

63

44

0

.589

2

3

9

0

.250

0

0

0 0

69

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern

44

Big Ten

$3,500,000

13

96

70

0

.578

13

96

70

0

.578

10

3

9 5

70

Seth Littrell North Texas 40 CUSA $1,200,000 3 23 17 0 .575 3 23 17 0 .575 9 5 9 4

71

Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech

42

ACC

$3,500,000

7

51

38

0

.573

3

25

15

0

.625

9

4

6 7

72

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa

63

Big Ten

$4,750,000

23

164

122

0

.573

20

152

101

.601

8

5

9 4

73

Will Muschamp

South Carolina

47

SEC 

$4,200,000

7

50

38

0

.568

3

22

17

0

.564

9

4

7 6

74

Rocky Long

San Diego St.

68

MWC

$1,000,000

19

136

104

0

.567

8

71

35

0

.670

10

3

7 6

75

Skip Holtz

La. Tech

54

CUSA

$800,000

19

135

103

0

.567

6

47

32

0

.595

7

6

9 4

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD

RECORD WITH SCHOOL

2017

2018

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

76

Troy Calhoun Air Force 52 MWC $1,400,000 12 87 67 0 .565 12 87 67 0 .565 5 7 5 7

77

Matt Wells

Texas Tech

46

Big 12

$3,600,000

7

44

34

0

.564

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

78

P. J. Fleck

Minnesota

38

Big Ten

$3,600,000

6

43

34

0

.558

2

12

13

0

.480

5

7

7 6

79

Luke Fickell

Cincinnati

45

AAC

$2,300,000

3

21

17

0

.553

2

15

10

0

.600

4

8

11 2

80

Pat Narduzzi Pitt 52 ACC $2,500,000 4 28 24 0 .538 4 28 24 0 .538 5 7 7 7

81

Herm Edwards

Arizona State

64

Pac 12

$2,000,000

1

7

6

0

.538

1

7

6

0

.538

0

0

7 6

82

Ed Orgeron

LSU

57

SEC

$3,750,000

7

41

36

0

.532

3

25

9

0

.735

9

4

10 3

83

Rick Stockstill

Middle Tennessee

61

CUSA

$1,000,000

13

87

78

0

.527

13

87

78

0

.527

7

6

8 6

84

David Cutcliffe Duke 64 ACC $2,700,000 18 111 101 0 .524 11 67 72 0 .482 7 6 8 5

85

Kalani Sitake

BYU

43

Ind.

$2,000,000

3

20

19

0

.513

3

20

19

0

.513

4

9

7 6

86

Steve Addazio

Boston College

59

ACC

$2,750,000

8

51

49

0

.510

5

38

38

0

.500

7

6

7 5

87

Dave Clawson Wake Forest 51 ACC $2,000,000 19 118 114 0 .509 5 28 35 0 .444 8 5 7 6

88

Billy Napier

Louisiana

39

SunBelt

$800,000

1

7

7

0

.500

1

7

7

0

.500

0

0

7 7

89

Barry Odom

Missouri

42

SEC

$2,750,000

3

19

19

0

.500

3

19

19

0

.500

7

6

8 5

90

Gary Andersen Utah State 55 MWC $1,200,000 11 57 61 0 .483 5 26 24 0 .520 0 0 0 0

91

Justin Wilcox California 42 Pac-12 $2,000,000 2 12 13 0 .480 2 12 13 0 .480 5 7 7 6

92

Mark Stoops

Kentucky

51

SEC

$4,000,000

6

36

39

0

.480

6

36

39

0

.480

7

6

10 3

93

Willie Taggart

Florida State

42

ACC 

$5,000,000

9

52

57

0

.477

1

5

7

0

.417

0

0

5 7

94

Matt Rhule

Baylor

43

Big 12

$3,500,000

6

36

40

0

.474

2

8

17

0

.320

1

11

7 6

95

Mike Bobo

Colorado State

44

MWC

$2,000,000

4

24

27

0

.471

4

24

27

0

.471

7

6

3 9

96

Sonny Dykes

SMU

49

AAC

$3,000,000

8

46

53

0

.465

1

5

7

0

.417

0

0

5 7

97

Bob Davie

New Mexico

64

MWC

$900,000

12

68

79

0

.463

7

33

54

0

.379

3

9

3 9

98

Matt Luke Mississippi 42 SEC $3,000,000 2 11 13 0 .458 2 11 13 0 .458 6 6 5 7

99

Nick Rolovich Hawaii 39 MWC $600,000 3 18 22 0 .450 3 18 22 0 .450 3 9 8 6

100

Randy Edsall

Connecticut

60

AAC

$1,500,000

19

100

124

0

.446

13

78

90

0

.464

3

9

1 11

KEY

HOT SEAT

EDGE OF HOT SEAT

SAFE FOR NOW

CAREER RECORD

RECORD WITH SCHOOL

2017

2018

Rank

Coach Name

School

Age

Conf.

Compensation

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

Yrs.

W

L

T

Win %

W

L

W

L

101 Philip Montgomery Tulsa 47 AAC $1,500,000

4

21

29

0

.420

4

21

29

0

.420

2

10

3 9
102 Frank Wilson Texas-San Ant 45 CUSA $1,200,000 3 15 21 0 .417 3 15 21 0 .417 6 5 3 9
103

Jeremy Pruitt

Tennessee

44

SEC

$4,000,000

1

5

7

0

.417

1

5

7

0

.417

0

0

5 7

104

Mario Cristobal

Oregon

48

Pac 12

$3,000,000

7

36

52

0

.409

1

9

5

0

.643

0

0

9 4

105

Jay Norvell

Nevada

55

MWC

$600,000

2

10

15

0

.400

2

10

15

0

.400

3

9

7 6

106

Tom Allen Indiana 48 Big Ten $2,000,000 2 10 15 0 .400 2 10 15 0 .400 5 7 5 7

107

Derek Mason

Vanderbilt

44

SEC 

$3,000,000

5

24

38

0

.387

5

24

38

0

.387

5

7

6 7

108

Dana Dimel

UTEP

56

CUSA

$700,000

7

31

50

0

.383

1

1

11

0

.083

0

0

1 11

109

Will Healy

Charlotte

34

CUSA

$650,000

4

13

21

0

.382

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0

110

Shawn Elliott

Georgia State

45

SunBelt

$700,000

3

10

20

0

.333

2

9

15

0

.375

7

5

2 10

111

Chad Morris

Arkansas

50

SEC

$3,500,000

4

16

32

0

.333

1

2

10

0

.167

0

0

2 10

112

Tony Sanchez

UNLV

44

MWC

$700,000

4

16

32

0

.333

4

16

32

0

.333

5

7

4 8

113

Doug Martin

New Mexico State

55

Ind.

$425,000

13

48

107

0

.310

6

19

54

0

.261

7

6

3 9

114

Mike Neu

Ball State

48

MAC

$550,000

3

10

26

0

.278

3

10

26

0

.278

2

10

4 8

115

Lovie Smith

Illinois

60

Big Ten

$3,200,000

3

9

27

0

.250

3

9

27

0

.250

2

10

4 8
116

Chris Ash

Rutgers

45

Big Ten

$2,300,000

3

7

29

0

.194

3

7

29

0

.194

4

8

1 11
117

Jonathan Smith

Oregon State

39

Pac 12

$2,000,000

1

2

10

0

.167

1

2

10

0

.167

0

0

2 10
118

Sean Lewis

Kent State

32

MAC

$500,000

1

2

10

0

.167

1

2

10

0

.167

0

0

2 10
119

Mike Bloomgren

Rice

41

CUSA

$1,000,000

1 2 11 0 .154 1 2 11 0 .154 0 0 2 11
120

Mike Locksley

Maryland

50

Big Ten

$3,000,000

5

3

31

0

.088

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0
121 Brent Brennan San Jose State 45 MWC $600,000 2 2 22 0 .083 2 2 22 0 .083 1 11 1 11
122

Eliah Drinkwitz

Appalachian St.

36

Sun Belt

$800,000

1

0

0

0

.000

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0
123 Jake Spavital Texas State 34 SunBelt $700,000 1 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
124

Mel Tucker

Colorado

47

Pac 12

$3,200,000

1

0

0

0

.000

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0
125

Scot Loeffler

Bowling Green

45

MAC

 $500,000

1

0

0

0

.000

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0
126 Tyson Helton

W. Kentucky

42

CUSA

$1,000,000

1

0

0

0

.000

1

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0 0
127 Walt Bell Massachusetts 35 Ind. $600,000 1 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
128 Manny Diaz Miami 45 ACC $5,000,000 1 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
129

Chip Lindsey

Troy

45

Sun Belt

$1,000,000

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130

Thomas Hammock

Northern Illinois

38

MAC

$700,000

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