The coaching carousel has stopped (for the moment), and there will be a total of 26 new coaches in the FBS for the 2019-2020 season.
This was a unique turning point in the carousel with the return of two national championship coaches to Mack Brown and The Miles and the retirement of another at Urban Meyer, in the state of Ohio.
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We will not be classifying new coaches this year or noting hires. Time will tell if some of the new movements are taking shape. Instead, we will separate these coaches into four groups and evaluate how we think they will succeed in their new configuration.
Power 5 coaches for the first time
1. Ryan Day, State of Ohio
The retirement of Urban Meyer was followed by a quick announcement that Day, who finished the season 3-0 as an interim coach, will take over in Columbus. Day is a brilliant offensive planner and one of the reasons why Dwayne Haskins was a Heisman Trophy finalist, but he's also coaching for the first time in a program that plans Big Ten championships every year. It's a big step.
2. Neal Brown, West Virginia
Troy's record speaks for itself. He was 35-16 at Troy, but that included 31 wins and three wins in three races over the past three seasons. Brown's true approach will be a success in Morgantown and the gains will follow.
3. Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech
Fit is everything in college football, and Collins, 47, is from Georgia. He held the position of assistant general with the Yellow Jackets from 1999 to 2001. He understands the expectations and will tackle the transformation of an optional offensive. Collins was 15-10 at Temple over the past two seasons.
4. Scott Satterfield, Louisville
Satterfield has had great success in compiling a record of 51-24 at Appalachian State, his alma mater, which has made him one of the most coveted candidates of this cycle. Louisville needs a rebuild and Satterfield can learn from the conversion of Mountaineers into FBS. It may take longer, but Satterfield will be worth it.
5. Chris Klieman, State of Kansas
Some K-State fans have chosen this location, but Klieman's record at North Dakota State is eloquent. He has the Bison in a position to win a fourth national championship in the FCS. The Wildcats are finally ready from legendary coach Bill Snyder. Klieman can make this transition. Let him do it.
6. Manny Diaz, Miami
Diaz briefly took the temple work before returning to Miami the day after Mark Richt's retirement. Diaz brings a lot of energy that the defensive players have mobilized, but he will have to show the same aggressive mentality on the offensive side of the ball.
7. Mel Tucker, Colorado
Tucker, 46, was acting coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011. He spent the past four seasons as defensive coordinator under Nick Saban and Kirby Smart, and it's possible to incorporate those lessons into a Pac-12 program compete.
8. Matt Wells, Texas Tech
Wells, 45, organized a race at Utah State with a record of 44-34 and five bowl appearances. How will he change the culture in Lubbock? We know that Wells can lead the offensive. Will there be an improvement in the defense?
Back to power 5
1. Mack Brown, North Carolina
Brown, 67, would not have returned if he had nothing to prove, and hiring the Mississippi offensive coordinator, Phil Longo, is the first aggressive move. The Tar Heels can play a shot in a division where the Coastal Champion of ACC has finished 7-6.
2. The Miles, Kansas
Miles, 65, is back on the sidelines and brings a 142-55 record to a program that has not won more than three games in a single season this decade. Miles compiled a 28-21 record at Oklahoma State from 2001 to 2004 before moving on to LSU. This kind of makeover would be welcome in Kansas.
3. Mike Locksley, Maryland
Locksley was 2-26 in New Mexico from 2009 to 2011 and was acting coach of Maryland for six games in 2016. The relay as offensive coordinator of Alabama restarted the career of The native Washington, DC C is a tough job in the Big Ten East, but Locksley is perfect for Terrapins.
From the power 5 to the group of 5
1. Dana Holgorsen, Houston
Holgorsen gets his own category because of the rare move of the group Power 5 to the group of 5 following his departure from West Virginia. The Cougars bombed Holgorsen, which should give more visibility to the program at the American Athletics Conference. It's a gesture that catches the eye. Now, we'll see if it works.
Stays in the group of 5
1. Rod Carey, Temple
Carey also moved from the Mid-American Conference to Temple. The Owls were struggling after Diaz left for Miami, but Carey's track record of success and pragmatic approach should be part of the new environment.
Back to the FBS
1. Jim McElwain, Central Michigan
McElwain was 22 to 12 years old with two SEC East championships in Florida and a one – year stint as Michigan 's assistant earned him a position in the MAC. The Chippewas fell to 1-11 after four consecutive cup seasons. McElwain will change that.
2. Hugh Freeze, Freedom
Freeze has been a private coach for two years since his resignation from Ole Miss and it's an interesting fit to rehabilitate his image. The Flames were 6-6 as independent FBS. If Freeze takes them into the playoffs, he might have another chance at the Power 5.
3. Gary Andersen, State of Utah
Andersen returns to Utah State, where he finished 26-24 from 2009 to 2012. There was a good chance to bring Andersen back again, which means that he should be left behind after compiling a record of 27-30 between Wisconsin and the Oregon State. .
The first FBS coaches
1. Jake Spavital, State of Texas
After stays as offensive coordinator at Texas A & M, Cal and West Virginia, the 33-year-old is in his first position as head coach. This should boost a 122nd ranked offense in the FBS with 19.8 points per game.
2. Chip Lindsey, Troy
The condition is everything, and Lindsey is a former quarterback from northern Alabama who was QB's coach at Troy in 2010. He has been offensive coordinator at Auburn the past two seasons after a stint in Arizona State. He should keep the momentum under Brown going in the right direction.
3. Eli Drinkwitz, State of Appalachia
Drinkwitz has been offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the state of North Carolina for the past three seasons. The 35-year-old accepts the challenge of following Satterfield, and it will not be easy. Nevertheless, there are resources with which to work at Boone for what should be an explosive offensive team in 2019.
4. Mike Houston, East Carolina
Houston, 47, is 80-25 in three saves, including a 37-6 record with James Madison. He guided the Dukes to a national championship in 2016. He also has ties to North Carolina. It will work.
5. Thomas Hammock, North Illinois
Hammock played at Nothern Illinois, served as the halfback coach in 2005-06, and made his comeback after a stint with the Baltimore Ravens as a halfback coach. The identity of the Huskies has always resulted from this common game. It's a good fit.
6. Tom Arth, Akron
Arth finished 9-13 with UT-Chattanooga in the last two seasons, but he was 40-8 in the John Carroll Division III before. The native of northeastern Ohio is a good choice for Zips.
7. Scott Loeffler, Bowling Green
The former Michigan quarterback takes over after three years as offensive coordinator at Boston College. Loeffler, 44, is expected to have a steady impact on a program at MAC East that has had a dip in the past three seasons.
8. Walt Bell, UMass
Bell, 34, is a first-time head coach who has spent the past three seasons as offensive group coordinator in Maryland (2016-17) and Florida (2018). What will be the place of the former receiver of the Middle Tennessee State in Amherst?
9. Will Healy, Charlotte
Healy, 33, has been 13-21 at Austin Peay for the past three seasons. In 2008, he won the Richmond National Quarterback title and took over the 49ers program, which continues to make its way into the FBS.
10. Tyson Helton, Western Kentucky
Helton was the offensive coordinator of Tennessee last season and is the fifth different coach of Hilltoppers this decade. Helton, 41, is another offensive-minded coach to watch, but the program could provide some continuity in the future.