It has seldom been riskier to be a head coach. Just ask Willie Taggart (Florida State) and Chad Morris (Arkansas), who didn't make it through Year 2. Washington's Chris Petersen blamed burn out when he decided to step down in the midst of a hall of fame career.

While there were only 17 coaching changes in the latest silly season, there have been a combined 45 moves in the last two years. There have been 66 changes -- more than half of FBS -- in the last three offseasons with Florida State and Arkansas changing coaches twice.

The money has never been better. The security? Well, that's another thing.

The rapid turnover perhaps means less available experience. Only two of the 17 new coaches have Power Five head coaching experience: Lane Kiffin (Tennessee, USC) and Steve Addazio (Boston College). None of them were in Power Five jobs when hired. 


Jury is still out