Longevity no longer the standard for NCAA coaches

BY foxsports • December 11, 2010


Florida Gators Football Sideline

The college game has become the NFL in the amount of time schools are willing to wait for a winner.

Since the opening of this season, seven of the coaches fired in college football were at their job four years or less. Dan Hawkins got a fifth year this season at Colorado, based only on his contract, and money and not performance.

The only coaches who were at their school seven years or longer were Rickey Bustle (nine years) at Louisiana Lafayette and Doug Martin (seven years) at Kent State. Meyer and Dave Wannstedt both stepped down on their own after six seasons.


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