List: 18 coaching staffs have remained completely intact

Posted by: Pete Roussel on Wednesday February 27, 2013


The coaching carousel isn't over yet, but 18 coaching staffs have remained completely intact this off-season.

Here's the list:

Akron: Terry Bowden will enter spring football with the same nine assistant coaches, although AJ Milwee was recently added the title of offensive coordinator.

Baylor: In addition to keep his staff intact, Art Briles has joined the twitter universe.  Briles is off to an entertaining start.

Boise State: Chris Petersen has kept his staff intact for the first time in a long time.

Buffalo: Jeff Quinn has kept his staff intact.

Louisville: Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson turned down an opportunity to join the Virginia Tech staff.  The Sugar Bowl win over Florida helped land Charlie Strong a new contract through 2020 that will pay him an annual base salary of $3.7 million.

Maryland: What a difference a year makes for Randy Edsall.

Memphis: Justin Fuente appears heading into his second spring with the same assistant coaches.

Minnesota: Jerry Kill is 1 of 2 staffs in the country that may have the same 9 assistants for three straight seasons.

Navy: It appears Ken Niumatalolo will have the same staff intact as he enters his 7th season as the head coach at Navy.

Nebraska: It's the same nine assistants, but Bo Pelini has adjusted the role of Barney Cotton, who will now coach the tight ends, while serving as the run game coordinator and associate head coach. John Garrison will be responsible for coaching the offensive line.

Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald starts spring practice today with the same nine assistants. Like Minnesota, Northwestern could make it three straight off-seasons without a coaching change.

Notre Dame: It's a credit to Brian Kelly that he has not lost a coach this off-season considering the success of the team in 2012.

Ohio State: I don't think Urban was interested in anyone leaving after one year. Corners coach Kerry Coombs did, however, add the responsibility of special teams coordinator.

Rice: It's the first off-season in a while that David Bailiff hasn't dealt with staff changes.

Toledo: This is big for Matt Campbell, who is set to enter his second season at the Toledo head coach. He's selling 'The Rocket Experience'.

Tulane: Curtis Johnson has created a fun working environment. Director of football operations David Fox left for Nevada, but all of the full-time assistants remain intact.

Tulsa: Props to Bill Blankenship.

Vanderbilt: It appears that Vanderbilt will be the only SEC program with the same 9 assistant coaches heading into spring practice.  Multiple assistants on the staff were pursued by other programs, but declined. That's huge for James Franklin.

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