How college football programs have fared since 2014 coaching changes

Kansas head coach David Beaty  talks with punt returner Steven Sims Jr. just before a punt in the second quarter, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.

Kansas head coach David Beaty talks with punt returner Steven Sims Jr. just before a punt in the second quarter, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. by Nick Krug

Obviously, no two situations are alike when coaching changes are made in college football. Some coaches inherit worst situations than others. David Beaty inherited a tough challenge in large part because predecessor Charlie Weis recruited too many transfers and left the cupboard bare, particularly at offensive line.

Still, I thought it would be interesting to see how other schools that made coaching changes after the 2014 season have fared.

All computer rankings have flaws, but I've always considered the Sagarin predictor to be the best in both college football and basketball.

School 2014 rec.
Sagarin ranking
2017 rec.
Sagarin ranking
Sagarin
change
Old coach
New Coach
SMU 2-10, 205
7-5, 75
+130
June Jones
Chad Morris
Troy 2-10, 170
9-2, 76
+94 Larry Blakeney
Neal Brown
Tulsa 2-10, 165
2-10, 102
+63 Bill Blakenship
Philip Montgoery
UNLV 2-11, 173
5-7, 114
+59 Bobby Hauck
Tony Sanchez
Michigan
5-7, 59
8-4, 20
+39 Brady Hoke
Jim Harbaugh
Buffalo
5-6, 135
6-6, 97
+38 Jeff Quinn
Lance Leipold
Pittsburgh 6-7, 60
6-7, 46
+14 Paul Chryst
Pat Narduzzi
Wisconsin
11-3, 20
12-0, 7
+13 Gary Andersen
Paul Chryst
Houston 8-5, 67
7-4, 55
+12
Tony Levine
Tom Herman*
Colorado State
10-3, 69
7-5, 74
-5 Jim McElwain
Mike Bobo
Kansas 3-9, 121
1-11, 157
-36 Charlie Weis
David Beaty
Florida 7-5, 23
4-8, 39
-39 Will Muschamp
Jim McElwain*
Nebraska 9-4, 27
4-8, 70
-43 Bo Pelini
Mike Riley*
Oregon State
5-7, 81
1-11, 125
-44 Mike Riley
Gary Andersen*
*Coach no longer at that school.

Comments

John Fitzgerald

At 3-9 you wouldn't think things could get much worse. Three years later and we are proved wrong. Oh well, we're stuck with Beaty for now. Hopefully he figures it our or else it'll be another wasted year.

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Cary Ediger

Good lord Tom, enough is enough.
Move on and find something else.

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John Fitzgerald

It's not Tom's fault the stats are there. It's his job to report them. Seems your displeasure is being directed towards the wrong person(s).

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Cary Ediger

Time for a new chew bone, he can move on after reporting the same old stuff... Hell at this point he can just copy paste.

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John Fitzgerald

What else is there to report? There’s not a lot of positivity in 3-33. And you people will cry when he’s too positive anyways. My advice if you don’t like the articles move along.

2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Kevin Robert Fest

Is the weather man being negative when he has to report nothing but bad weather? He's just doing his job. The team is horrible and that starts with the coch.

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Cary Ediger

Tom has beaten this "weather report" to death, he is a sports reporter and he has made his point.

He can move on now to reporting sports.

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John Fitzgerald

He reports what’s there. You do the same thing at your job every day. Is there a crazy lady like you complaining because of it?

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Cary Ediger

Yes, he reports the same thing.... Day after day after day after day after day after day after day after day after day. He wants a new coach.

Volleyball is still going, basketball.. heck do a story on the 101 year old KU fan that was at the game.

I like some of Tom's work, he is just beating a dead dog at this point.

2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Brian Wilson

OK TOM, How many of these teams had less than 65 players on scholarship while having to recruit 25 walk-ons back in 2015?

2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Craig Goscha

Haha - We could go get John Currie for an AD ( he is a proven football guy) and he could hire the next KU coach - maybe.

2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Dale Rogers

He's the same guy who not long ago was fired by K-State, right? I assume so and your post was tongue-in-cheek.

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Brett McCabe

Craig was joking.

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Dirk Medema

Where's the sarcasm font?

:-)

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Currie created a dumpster fire at Tennessee. He would only make things worse...if that's even possible.

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Lucas Town

Currie might do just that if he tried to tamper with the men's basketball team.

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Bj Cassady

Get the guy at Troy, the guy at S.E. Buford state..help we are sinking.

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Brett McCabe

The problem with these numbers is that they don't take into account a few key things:

One, we're building it right. Those other guys ahead of us? All wrong.

Two, those programs haven't #earnedit.

Three, those programs don't have a #neatdeal like we have.

For those who think enough is enough, they are wrong. Every column Tom has written has had a different factual component. I heard him on the radio and he talked about putting pros on one side and cons on the others. He said that the paper wasn't long enough for all of the cons. Thankfully, the LJW is a daily paper, so we can get all the cons listed.

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Kevin Robert Fest

Lol

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John Brazelton

Tom just needs to go home to his trailer in North Lawrence, drink a beer and play with little willy.

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Brett McCabe

It takes a little willy to know a little willy.

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George Johnston

John, do you really think that rude insults are persuasive? Tom presents facts and numbers and this is the best you can come up with? Your insults lack relevance, creativity, and intelligence. Have you considered using facts and reason? Every KU graduate should learn and employ critical thinking skills.

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John Fitzgerald

Do we all remember what this guy looks like? I’ll remind you.... look quickly because they’ll delete it.

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos...

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Cary Ediger

Is there not something in the ToS regarding this ? 2nd time I've seen JF do this.

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Jeff Coffman

Can we sue BGL for these contract extensions? Can we reassess the Board of Directors for KU? The contract for Beaty will cost the school in just salary...$3.1MM in additional salary, whereas Zenger will cost $2MM in additional costs.

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Jeff Coffman

Beaty is told his coaching is unacceptable by Zenger. Zenger does nothing.

Zenger says we would like to see better performance from our past coaches. Girod does nothing.

Girod is silent about KU football and a poorly performing AD. KU Board of Directors, please start holding our 3 of the 4 highest paid personnel at KU accountable for their performance.

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Jeff Coffman

Clint Bowen - Salary $400,000.

Kurtis Townsend and Norm Roberts - Salary $325,000 each.

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Dirk Medema

Are Kurtis and Norm Clint's peers? Proximity wise, yes, but not so much otherwise.

Why don't you try comparing Clint against his true peers, or maybe even HC Beatty against Clint's peers. That would be closer. Did you see where Jimbo's assistants are making somewhere between $5M & $8M annually?

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Jim Stauffer

Tom is kind of a poor man's Clay Travis. He makes a lot of noise like Travis. Only problem is no one of consequence listens to him.

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Brett McCabe

And no one with a brain listens to Travis. That air bag has to be the worst thing to happen to broadcast sports since Kevin Kietzman.

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Brett McCabe

Just watched a freshman catch a touchdown for TCU. Saw sophomore Amani Bledsoe get a sack and cause a fumble. I guess you don't have to be a senior to perform on the football field.

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Jeff Coffman

3 true freshman playing in OU's backfield... oh sorry starting... they beat out the starters.

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