College football coaching hires lean toward offense

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


by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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