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College Football Coaches

You Can't Study College Coaches Without Looking at the Players

David Berri | Posted 09.30.2014 | Sports
David Berri

According to an unpublished study by two University of Vanderbilt researchers, college coaches are worth the money because of the revenue these coaches bring to the university. The study reaches this conclusion by comparing the salaries paid to college football coaches to the salaries paid to CEOs of public companies.

College Coaches and the Three Biggest Lies

Cathy Whitlock | Posted 03.17.2014 | Sports
Cathy Whitlock

Since we are two weeks into the college football post season with a coaching carousel in in full swing, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at some of the oldie but goodie falsehoods that coaches recycle on their way to greener pastures.

In Defense Of College Football Coaches

Kai Sato | Posted 03.12.2014 | Sports
Kai Sato

Some people have accused college football coaches of being overpaid, youth labor extortionists. But to make an informed assessment, several key factors should be understood about the college football coaching profession.

The People Running Your College Are Most Likely White Men

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new study by the University of Central Florida's Diversity and Ethics in Sport released on Thursday shows that the top leader...

University of Hawaii Fires Two Coaches In Wake Of Dismal Season

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

The University of Hawaii football program released two of its defensive coaches today, in the wake of a 1-11 season. Head coach Norm Chow informed...

Missing Men: The Lack of African American Head Coaches in College Football

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

College football is arguably the most popular sport at the nation's colleges and universities. Like every area of higher education, finding the right blend of diversity on the football field is a challenge.

Football and Philosophy

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 03.06.2013 | Sports
Christopher Brauchli

November and December were exciting months in the world of college football and the events causing the excitement not only involved money but highlighted the differences between, let us say for purposes of illustration, college athletic departments and their philosophy departments.

How Can a New College Football Coach Avoid Getting Fired?

David Berri | Posted 03.05.2013 | Sports
David Berri

Strength of schedule has no impact on the probability of a coach being fired. And winning definitely helps. So coaches shouldn't try and seek out the best competition for their team.

Is Changing the Coach Really the Answer?

David Berri | Posted 02.20.2013 | Sports
David Berri

If it costs a small fortune to fire your coach -- and often it does -- then a team is probably better off just keeping who they have on the sideline. Yes, this may not make the fans of the losers very happy today. But it doesn't make sense for universities to make decisions that cost the school money.

College Football's Highest Paid Coaches Get Big Raises in '12 (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 11.21.2012 | College

BCS College football coaches should be thankful for escalating media rights this year, according to Forbes magazine. The market demand is high, and co...

WATCH: College Coaches Freak Out

Posted 11.16.2012 | Sports

When it comes to using profanity, college coaches tend to take more after George Carlin than George Washington, who believed that "The foolish and wic...

College Football Coaching Hot Seat

AP | RALPH D. RUSSO | Posted 10.23.2012 | Sports

BY RALPH D. RUSSO, Associated Press The first firing of the college football season came Sunday. Idaho let go of Robb Akey in a move that was not u...

Top 5 Coaches On The Hot Seat

Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

By Dave Miller, National Football Post As we near the mid-point of the 2012 college football season, it's time to take a look at the head coaches w...

Coach Firings Demand Smarter Recruits, Parents

Jon Kerr | Posted 01.30.2012 | Sports
Jon Kerr

Instead of caring whether a coach will stay (because he won't), kids and parents need to be asking questions more in line with the culture of today.

The 12 Best College Football Coaches

AP | Ralph D. Russo | Posted 11.08.2011 | Sports

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press The winningest coach in the history of college football will be on one sideline this Saturday. That would be Penn ...

Recalling and Living Up to the Great Example of Coach Rob

Denny Dressman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Denny Dressman

And as I did with everyone who came to me with a copy of my biography of the legendary Grambling coach, I asked: "Did you know Coach Rob?" I, of course, wanted to know more.

The Highest-Paid College Football Coaches

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Drown 'em Tide! University of Alabama's head coach, Nick Saban, has something to cheer about this year -- according to USA Today he's the highest-earn...