College football 2013: How are teams with a new coach faring so far?

How are teams with a new coach faring in 2013?

10/29/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

We're heading into the final weeks of the college football regular season, which pretty much sums up just how quickly this year is going. It seems like yesterday that we were dealing with the woes of the offseason. Blog Photo - College football 2013: How are teams with a new coach faring so far?

There were 31 programs to make a coaching change last winter, and that's nearly a quarter of the entire NCAA (24.6 percent). Now that we're heading into November, I think it's a good time to check up on that.

Hands down the most impressive turnaround so far goes to Gus Malzahn of Auburn. Winners of four straight, he Tigers are 7-1 (3-1 SEC) and are now the nation's No. 11 team in the latest BCS Standings.

Mark Helfrich picked up right where Chip Kelly left off at Oregon, Butch Jones has been impressive with Tennessee, and Kliff Kingsbury has WOWed as a first-year coach in Lubbock.

Unfortunately not all has gone well for coaches in new scenery. Bret Bielema has struggled in his first year with Arkansas, losing five straight games and has been outscored 134-17 over his last three. It might take the former Wisconsin coach a little while to acclimated to the SEC.

The Mario Cristobal firing is looking even more questionable now that Ron Turner has FIU at 1-6, Kentucky's offseason hype (which was weird in the first place) with Mark Stoops has been hushed, and Willie Taggert probably should have just stayed at Western Kentucky for another year.

Here is how all 31 coaches are faring thus far:



 
Team Coach Record Prev. record
Arkansas Razorbacks Bret Biema 3-5 (0-4 SEC) 4-8 (2-6)
Arkansas State Red Wolves Bryan Harsin 3-4 (1-1 Sun Belt) 10-3 (7-1)
Auburn Tigers Gus Malzahn 7-1 (3-1 SEC) 3-9 (0-8)
Boston College Eagles Steve Addazio 3-4 (1-3 ACC) 2-10 (1-7)
California Golden Bears Sonny Dykes 1-7 (0-5 Pac-12) 3-9 (2-7)
Cincinnati Bearcats Tommy Tuberville 5-2 (2-1 AAC) 10-3 (5-2)
Colorado Buffaloes Mike MacIntyre 3-4 (0-4 Pac-12) 1-11 (1-8)
FIU Golden Panthers Ron Turner 1-6 (1-2 C-USA) 3-9 (2-6)
Georgia State Panthers Trent Miles 0-8 (0-3 Sun Belt) 1-10 (1-7)
Idaho Vandals Paul Petrino 1-7 (Independent) 1-11
Kent State Golden Flashes Paul Haynes 2-7 (1-4 MAC) 11-3 (8-0)
Kentucky Wildcats Mark Stoops 1-6 (0-4 SEC) 2-10 (0-8)
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Skip Holtz 3-5 (2-2 C-USA) 9-3 (4-2)
N.C. State Wolfpack Dave Doeren 3-4 (0-4 ACC) 7-6 (4-4)
Nevada Wolf Pack Brian Pollian 3-5 (2-3 MWC) 7-6 (4-4)
New Mexico State Aggies Doug Martin 1-7 (Independent) 1-11
Northern Illinois Huskies Rod Carey 8-0 (4-0 MAC) 12-2 (8-0)
Oregon Ducks Mark Helfrich 8-0 (5-0 Pac-12) 12-1 (8-1)
Purdue Boilermakers Darrell Hazell 1-6 (0-3 Big Ten) 6-7 (3-5)
San Jose State Spartans Ron Caragher 4-3 (3-1 MWC) 11-2 (5-1)
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Todd Monken 0-7 (0-3 C-USA) 0-12 (0-8)
Syracuse Orange Scott Shafer 3-4 (1-2 ACC) 8-5 (5-2)
Temple Owls Matt Rhule 1-7 (0-4 AAC) 4-7 (2-5)
Tennessee Volunteers Butch Jones 4-4 (1-3 SEC) 5-7 (1-7)
Texas Tech Red Raiders Kliff Kingsbury 7-1 (4-1 Big 12) 8-5 (4-5)
South Florida Bulls Willie Taggart 2-5 (2-1 AAC) 3-9 (1-6)
Utah State Aggies Matt Wells 4-4 (3-1 MWC) 11-2 (6-0)
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Bobby Petrino 4-4 (1-3 Sun Belt) 7-6 (4-4)
Western Michigan Broncos P.J. Fleck 1-8 (1-4 MAC) 4-8 (2-6)
Wisconsin Badgers Gary Andersen 5-2 (3-1 Big Ten) 8-6 (4-4)

























































 
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