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Sophomore Sensations?: A Look at College Football’s Second-Year Head Coaches

Article By on 8th July, 2009

... While players come and go, coaching is one of the few constants in the college game.

It takes time for a coach to install his system and to recruit the players who fit his system best, and that's why most first-year head coaches are given some slack when looking at the overall performance of a team.

While most coaches have a five-year plan, with some we see vast improvement right away. Let's look at last year's first-year head coaches, see how things went, and see how it looks for them this season.


Bobby Petrino, Arkansas—2008 Record: 5-7

Let's be fair to Petrino—he took over a team that lost its best players from the previous year in Darren McFadden and Felix Jones and then ...

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