32 of 125 FBS coaching staffs have remained completely intact this off-season.
The coaching carousel, however, is far from over.
In fact, over twenty assistant coaching jobs remain open as of Monday morning in major college football. As detailed on Sunday, this week will prove quite entertaining for anyone that enjoys following the coaching transactions.
The list of coaching staffs that have kept all nine full-time assistant coaches intact this off-season includes Arizona, Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, BYU, Clemson, Colorado, Colorado State, East Carolina, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette, Marshall, Miami (FL), Michigan State, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Missouri, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Oklahoma, San Diego State, South Carolina, Tennessee, UNLV, UTEP, and Washington State.
Incredibly, Northwestern and Minnesota are the only two coaching staffs in the country on track to keep their entire coaching staff intact for a fourth consecutive off-season.
At Baylor, Art Briles is likely to keep his entire coaching staff intact for the second straight off-season.
Northwestern, Minnesota, and Baylor are the only staffs that have a chance to keep their entire staff intact for two off-seasons in a row.
While the stability is certainly a reflection, in part, to the culture the head coach creates in the office on a daily basis, Jimbo Fisher and Doc Holliday proved that you can overcome large staff turnover to achieve success.
Fisher hired six new assistant coaches last off-season, yet won the BCS National Championship.
Holliday lost seven assistant coaches and proceeded to win 10 games in 2013.
Of the 32 staffs the have remained intact, I’m most surprised that Dabo Swinney, Mark Hudspeth, and Gary Pinkel have been able to retain all nine assistants, though Hudspeth came close to losing James Willis to Florida State.
A year ago, just 18 staffs remained completely intact.
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