This category is Total Program Movement, but it might as well be called “Coaches Most Likely to Be Hired By a Powerhouse Soon.” These are the coaches that have taken a struggling program and built them into a winner. In other words, these are the coaches doing the most with less. For that, they will have the attention of big-time programs when they are looking for their next coach.
In the past 5 years, we have seen coaches like Mike Elko, Billy Napier, P.J. Fleck, Jeff Brohm, Tom Herman, and Josh Heupel land high profile jobs by elevating smaller programs. They were all in the top 10 of this list before they were hired. On the flipside, any coach that lands in the bottom 10 of this list has to rebound next year or they will likely be out of a job. We saw 5 of the bottom 10 from 2022 get fired by the end of the 2023 season.
- The first chart is the 2023 Top 10.
- The second chart is the 2023 Bottom 10.
- The third chart is the Career Top 10 for 2005-2023
- The fourth chart is the Career Bottom 10 for 2005-2023