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College football coaching hires lean toward offense

In recent seasons, schools have hired more assistants with background in offense
Compiled by Gina Mizell Modified: November 28, 2012 at 8:45 pm •  Published: November 28, 2012

In recent seasons, coaching hires across college football have heavily leaned toward candidates with a background on offense.

Here's a breakdown of the last three seasons of hires at BCS schools.

Following 2011 season

School; Coach hired; Background

Arizona; Rich Rodriguez; Offense

Arizona State; Todd Graham; Defense

Arkansas; John L. Smith; Defense

Illinois; Tim Beckman; Defense

Kansas; Charlie Weis; Offense

Mississippi; Hugh Freeze; Offense

North Carolina; Larry Fedora; Offense

Ohio State; Urban Meyer; Offense

Penn State; Bill O'Brien; Offense

Pittsburgh; Paul Chryst; Offense

Rutgers; Kyle Flood; Offense

Texas A&M; Kevin Sumlin; Offense

UCLA; Jim Mora; Defense

Washington State; Mike Leach; Offense

Following 2010 Season

School; Coach hired; Background

Colorado; Jon Embree; Offense

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