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889 coaching changes since Joe Pa began

Posted on: November 9, 2011 11:09 am
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With Penn State coach Joe Paterno's announcement Wednesday that he is retiring, here's something that puts in perspective just how long Paterno had been coaching.

Since Paterno debuted as Penn State's head coach in 1966 there have been 889 coaching changes among the current 120 FBS schools.

Here is a list of the coaching changes at the BCS schools since Paterno started at Penn State.

ACC (96): Miami 13, Georgia Tech 11, Duke 9, Maryland 9, NC State 9, Boston College 8, Clemson 8, Wake Forest 8, North Carolina 7, Virginia 6, Virginia Tech 4, Florida State 4.

Pac-12 (94): Stanford 12, Arizona 10, Colorado 9, Cal 8, UCLA 8, Utah 8, Washington State 8, Arizona State 7, Oregon 6, Oregon State 6, USC 6, Washington 6.

SEC (89): Vanderbilt 11, Ole Miss 10, Florida 9, Alabama 8, Arkansas 8, Kentucky 8, LSU 7, Mississippi State 7, South Carolina 7, Auburn 6, Tennessee 5, Georgia 3.

Big Ten (73): Michigan State 9, Minnesota 9, Illinois 8, Indiana 8, Purdue 8, Northwestern 7, Wisconsin 7, Michigan 5, Nebraska 4, Iowa 4, Ohio State 4, Penn State 0.

Big 12 (70): Kansas 9, Texas Tech 9, Oklahoma State 8, Iowa State 8, Baylor 7, Kansas State 7, Texas A&M 7, Missouri 6, Oklahoma 5, Texas 4.

Big East (57): Cincinnati 13, Louisville 10, Pittsburgh 10, UConn 7, West Virginia 6, Rutgers 5, Syracuse 5, South Florida 1.

Notre Dame (8).

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Category: NCAAF
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Comments

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 12:23 pm
 

889 coaching changes since Joe Pa began

i hear sandusky tried to touch 1 kid for all 889 coaching changes



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 4:46 pm
 

889 coaching changes since Joe Pa began

You know, I know that this is just one small article among the dozens that will be written about this scandal. And I know that, eventually, things will return to football, and the question of "What now" for the Nittany Lions.

But currently, as things stand, this blog post—beyond being horribly cliche—is insulting. What in the world makes you think what's relevant right now is how many coaching changes have been made since Joe Paterno started coaching? What in the world is possessing you to take that angle in a blog post? The reality is, there are 889 more important things you could be writing about. Instead, you mailed it in. Well done




Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2011 3:33 pm
 

889 coaching changes since Joe Pa began

Wow - who cares?


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