Coaching carousel winners and losers: Grading every 2019 college football hire

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


CBS Sports Senior Writer

Dennis Dodd has covered college football for CBS Sports since it was CBS SportsLine in 1998. He is one of only seven media members to attend all 16 BCS title games and has chronicled conference realignment... Full Bio

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