CFN Preview 2018 College Football Head Coach Rankings: No. 1 to 130

CFN Preview 2018 College Football Head Coach Rankings: No. 1 to 130

2018 Preview

CFN Preview 2018 College Football Head Coach Rankings: No. 1 to 130

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25. Neal Brown, Troy

Record With Current Team: 4th season, 25-13
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Still trying to get Kentucky over the hump, but giving the East problems with his offense.
Troy 2018 Team Preview

24. Clay Helton, USC

Record With Current Team: 4th season, 27-10
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Auburn offensive coordinator.
USC 2018 Team Preview

23. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech

Record With Current Team: 3rd season, 19-8
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Rocking and rolling with an LSU program that’s back among the national elite.
Virginia Tech 2018 Team Preview

22. Bobby Petrino, Louisville

Record With Current Team: 5th season, 34-18 (2nd stint)
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Coming off another eight-win season with the Cardinals.
Louisville 2018 Team Preview

21. Scott Frost, Nebraska

Record With Current Team: First season
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: After a few years, he’s locked in at Nebraska, turning it into a consistent player in the Big Ten West race.
Nebraska 2018 Team Preview

20. Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic

Record With Current Team: 2nd season, 11-3
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Keeping the Clemson machine going with yet another team in the College Football Playoff chase.
Florida Atlantic 2018 Team Preview

19. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan

Record With Current Team: 4th season, 28-11
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: His tough loss in the College Football Playoff National Championship showed that success in Ann Arbor really is possible.
Michigan 2018 Team Preview

18. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern

Record With Current Team: 13th season, 87-65
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Despite being rumored for several big gigs, he’ll still be in Evanston pushing toward an elusive Big Ten title.
Northwestern 2018 Team Preview

17. Dan Mullen, Florida

Record With Current Team: First season
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Still in Gainesville, still battling with Georgia for SEC East supremacy.
Florida 2018 Team Preview

16. Gus Malzahn, Auburn

Record With Current Team: 6th season, 45-22
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Blowing up as the head football coach at the University of Arkansas.
Auburn 2018 Team Preview

15. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State

Record With Current Team: 14th season, 114-53
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: On the verge of national title contention as he makes the USC head coaching job all his.
Oklahoma State 2018 Team Preview

14. Mark Richt, Miami

Record With Current Team: 3rd season, 19-7
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Annoyed at still being unable to get the Canes to the College Football Playoff.
Miami 2018 Team Preview

13. Paul Chryst, Wisconsin

Record With Current Team: 4th season, 34-7
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: With two Big Ten championships and a College Football Playoff appearance, finally getting his due as one of the elite head coaches.
Wisconsin 2018 Team Preview

12. James Franklin, Penn State

Record With Current Team: 5th season, 36-17
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: After being rumored for just about every other major head coaching gig – along with a few NFL ones – he’s still around College Station thanks to another amazing recruiting class.
Penn State 2018 Team Preview

11. Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma

Record With Current Team: 2nd season, 12-2
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: After going two years in a row without a Big 12 title, he’s be back among the elite coming off a College Football Playoff appearance.
Oklahoma 2018 Team Preview

10. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M

Record With Current Team: First season
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Still the very rich head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies … and still searching for his first SEC West title.
Texas A&M 2018 Team Preview

9. Chip Kelly, UCLA

Record With Current Team: First season
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Trying to meet expectations after getting to the College Football Playoff in three years, and trying harder to stop the Westwood Chipper nickname.
UCLA 2018 Team Preview

8. David Shaw, Stanford

Record With Current Team: 8th season, 73-22
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Looking for more help around Lamar Jackson as his Baltimore Ravens are just a few pieces away from being true Super Bowl contenders.
Stanford 2018 Team Preview

7. Chris Petersen, Washington

Record With Current Team: 5th season, 37-17
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Getting ready to push for his fourth Pac-12 championship and third College Football Playoff appearance.
Washington 2018 Team Preview

6. Kirby Smart, Georgia

Record With Current Team: 3rd season, 21-7
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Beloved as a national championship-winning head coach for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Georgia 2018 Team Preview

5. Gary Patterson, TCU

Record With Current Team: 18th season, 160-57
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Adding to his legend with a Big 12 Championship win, but the College Football Playoff will still be elusive.
TCU 2018 Team Preview

4. Mark Dantonio, Michigan State

Record With Current Team: 12th season, 100-45
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Still going strong at 67, but hinting that 2022 might be his final run.
Michigan State 2018 Team Preview

3. Urban Meyer, Ohio State

Record With Current Team: 7th season, 73-8
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Working towards his third national championship in Columbus while dodging the ill wishes from Michigan fans desperate for him to retire.
Ohio State 2018 Team Preview

2. Dabo Swinney, Clemson

Record With Current Team: 11th season, 101-30
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Preparing to get Alabama back to the College Football Playoff.
Clemson 2018 Team Preview

1. Nick Saban, Alabama

Record With Current Team: 12th season, 134-20
Where He’ll Be In Five Years: Scratching that NFL itch with the Cleveland Browns.
Alabama 2018 Team Preview

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