Oregon now the only staff without a coaching change since 2009

Posted by: Pete Roussel on Wednesday March 14, 2012


Posted by: Pete Roussel on March 14, 2012

We all know that coaches change jobs quite often, but this year the turnover was unprecedented.

In fact, only 18 programs have remained completely intact since the end of the season.  Think about that.

The list of programs without a single coaching change since the end of the season includes: BYU, Colorado, FSU, Georgia, LA Tech, UL-Lafayette, Miami (FL), Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Oregon, San Diego State, Texas, UNLV, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

Tomorrow, former Georgetown assistant Luke Thompson officially joins Rich Ellerson's staff at Army, which means Chip Kelly's staff at Oregon will be the only staff in the country that has remained completely intact since start of the 2009 season.  All nine full-time assistant coaches that began the 2009 season with Kelly remain on the staff in coaching positions.

Think about that.  There are over 120 major college football programs and only one will have the same nine coaches for four consecutive seasons.

Furthermore, my hardcore Tuesday night research tells me that only 40 programs have the same offensive coordinator since the start of the 2010 season.

That list includes the following programs: Air Force, Army, Baylor, Bowling Green, UCF, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Duke, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech (Paul Johnson), Kansas State, Kentucky, ULM, LA Tech, Marshall, Mississippi State, Missouri, Navy, NC State, North Texas, Northwestern, Ohio, Oregon, Oregon State, Purdue, SMU (June Jones), South Carolina (Spurrier), South Florida, USC, Stanford (David Shaw technically), Tennessee, Texas Tech, Toledo (Matt Campbell), UTEP, Virginia, Virginia Tech (Bryan Stinespring technically), Wake Forest, and Western Michigan (Bill Cubit).

Only 35 programs have the same defensive coordinator since the start of the 2010 season.

That list includes the following programs: Alabama, Army, Boise State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Cal, Central Michigan, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Idaho, Iowa State, ULM, LA Tech, LSU, Marshall, Michigan State, Missouri, Navy, NC State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, SMU, USC, Syracuse, TCU, Troy, Utah, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

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