The college football coaching carousel is up and running. Many of these positions have been filled. Which are the best jobs in the Power Five?
The coaching carousel is in full effect. Several prominent jobs have already been filled. There has been some concern that there are not enough coaches to fill the openings available. Mel Tucker, Jimbo Fisher, and James Franklin staying where they are have shifted the carousel tremendously.
That said, which of these jobs are the best?
Coaches look for a number of different perks when selecting a job. Any coach worth their salt look at recruiting. Players are the lifeblood of a program. Without the “jimmies and joes” it is hard to win at the highest level of college football.
The coach/coordinator money pool is an underrated aspect of the search. Head coaches need to know the university is going to make the commitment to the program and help the coach get the best staff possible.
Then, there are resources. If you are from the Nick Saban tree, you were trained to be a resource hound. For coaches like these, you can never have enough resources, great players, or anything that will make the program run as efficiently as possible.
These rankings consider location, recruiting, and resource allocation. The ranking is by no means an indictment of the program itself. All of the programs on this list are places where coaches have had success.