Filling the hot seat after it’s cooled.

I’m not predicting Mark Richt’s fate here, but something to consider if 2011 goes south in a very bad way is how McGarity goes about choosing a successor.  It’s a decision that most Richt haters and change-worshipers brush off, but as this chart by the estimable Bill Connelly demonstrates, where you shop for the replacement matters big time.

Two-year change at BCS Conferences Based on Coaching Type
Coaching Type N 1st Yr
Avg. Two-Yr
Applicable 2010 Teams
College Assistant 30 -0.8% +1.4% Florida State, Kentucky, Louisville, Vanderbilt
BCS Conf. Coach 18 +0.5% +5.4% Notre Dame, Texas Tech, USC
Non-BCS Conf. Coach 12 -0.8% +2.3% Cincinnati, Kansas, South Florida, Tennessee
Fired BCS Conf. Coach 5 +2.0% -1.1%
NFL 7 -7.6% -4.8%
FCS Coach 4 -5.0% -16.0% Virginia
Grand Total 76 -1.2% +0.8%

It’s pretty much a no-brainer to go after a successful college head coach.  Keep that in mind the next time you see a wish list circulate.



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11 responses to “Filling the hot seat after it’s cooled.

  1. HK

    Last time we hired an assistant it worked out pretty well for several years.


  2. albgreene

    Dan Mullen


  3. dudetheplayer

    Let’s go after Gruden!!!


  4. ScoutDawg

    The Dred Pirate Leach! Note heavy sarcasm.


  5. Biggus Rickus

    Isn’t looking at only eight years of data kind of a small sample size? I mean, there were only four FCS coaches hired in that span. You have a decent sample of assistant coaches hired as head coaches and not a useless one with BCS conference coaches, but the rest of the numbers look pretty meaningless.


  6. Jim

    I still say we are headed for a Kirby smart hire whether we like it or not


  7. Wonderful-Ohio-on-the-Gulf Dog

    If we can’t beat Boise State on the field, maybe we can out-bid ’em for their coach.


  8. No One Knows You're a Dawg

    More and more, it’s Andy McCollum.


  9. HamDawg11

    Charlie Weiss should be available….:)


  10. By Georgia We Did It

    Shouldn’t TT be under the fired BCS coaching stat? Everyone knows Wingnut was canned.