Athlon sports tackled an interesting topic: Ranking the Division I college coaching jobs in America.
Some of their numbers may surprise you.
Turns out former Louisville Coach Charlie Strong landed at a good spot, rocketing from No. 29 where the Cardinals’ coaching job is rated to No. 1 spot in the nation at Texas.
“Texas offers the complete package: Great school in a great town with great tradition,” Athlon says. “Also, it’s located in a state that treats high school football like a religion.”
Kentucky’s Mark Stoops has the 47th best head coaching job in the nation, but his job pales in comparison to brother Bob Stoops, whose Oklahoma gig is the sixth-best in the country, according to Athlon.
It will be difficult to consistently win at Kentucky even with all of the upgrades and upcoming bells and whistles, Athlon reports. The site also says football always will play second fiddle to basketball.
UK’s response likely would be a simple: “#WHYNOT?”
The Kentucky football coaching job is rated 12th out of 14 Southeastern Conference jobs overall.
Here they are in order: No. 2 Florida, No. 3 Alabama, No. 8 Georgia, No. 9 Louisiana State, No. 13 Texas A&M, No. 15 Auburn, No. 16 Tennessee, No. 19 South Carolina, No. 25 Arkansas, No. 30 Ole Miss, No. 31 Missouri, No. 47 UK, No. 48 Mississippi State and No. 49 Vanderbilt.
Western Kentucky is No. 103 out of 128 schools nationally. The worst job in the nation belongs to Eastern Michigan’s new head coach Chris Creighton.
- Here’s the full list: http://athlonsports.com/college-football/ranking-all-128-college-football-coaching-jobs-2014