Say what you will, this is pretty impressive.
– With Lane Kiffin at FAU, take a look at this stat: All 7 FBS head coaches in Florida have won a national championship.
Jimbo Fisher won a title with Florida State
Jim McElwain won titles as an assistant at Alabama
Mark Richt won titles as an assistant at Florida State
Scott Frost won a title as a quarterback at Nebraska
Butch Davis won a title as an assistant at Miami (FL)
Charlie Strong won titles as an assistant at Florida
Lane Kiffin won titles as an assistant at USC.
That’s going to be a part of every coach’s pitch in recruiting. FSU, UF and Miami will get their players, but for out-of-state schools who rely on Florida kids, the local schools have coaches with a pedigree.
As I wrote yesterday, it’ll be interesting to watch how this plays out on the recruiting trail in the coming years.