Coach-firin' season creates strange statistics

Thursday January 10th, 2013

Mandatory afternoon reading from Patrick Stevens, who's undertaken a mathematical examination of coaching tenures in major college football in this age of quick-trigger personnel decisions and unearthed some chilling tidbits. Kentucky's skipper, a first-time head coach, is now a relative old-timer? Believe it:

* Kentucky's Mark Stoops, the first hire of the post-2012 season wave, has been on the job longer than 22.8 percent of his fellow FBS coaches. He was hired Nov. 27.

* West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen, promoted in the summer of 2011, has been on the job in Morgantown longer than 54 other head coaches.

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