List: Coaches that have accepted 2 jobs in a matter of weeks
Posted by: Pete Roussel on March 5, 2013
The number of coaches that have accepted two different jobs in a matter of weeks has decreased significantly this off-season compared to a year ago.
Last off-season, at least 19 coaches accepted jobs, only to resign within a short period of time, to accept what appeared to be a better opportunity.
With that in mind, Mike Gundy stated earlier this off-season that he would be patient in hiring his new offensive coordinator in order to avoid a situation where the coach he hired would then be snagged up by an NFL organization. Near the end of the NFL coaching carousel, Gundy felt comfortable enough to proceed in naming Shippensburg offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich as his new offensive cooordinator.
This of coaches from this off-season that quickly jumped ship includes:
Rich Bisaccia (San Diego Chargers to Auburn to the Dallas Cowboys)
Bill McGovern was retained by Steve Addazio, but eventually left for a position with the Philadelphia Eagles. Larry Scott was retained by Willie Taggart, but then opted to join the Miami (FL) staff as tight ends coach. Apollo Wright was retained by Ron Turner, but has since accepted the running backs job at New Mexico. Jay Graham was retained by Butch Jones at Tennessee, but has now joined the Florida State staff.
Here is the list from last off-season:
Bill Sheridan (Miami Dolphins - Ohio State - Tampa Bay Bucs)
Thomsen, Hiller, Ansley, Smith, Fleck, West, and Roof have each accepted new jobs this off-season.
** Thus, Ted Roof moved from Auburn to Orlando to Happy Valley to Atlanta within 15 months. Nick Rolovich moved from Hawaii to Massachusetts to Reno to Philadelphia back to Reno.
Can you imagine?
Pete Roussel is a valuable resource for coaches, athletic directors, NFL front-office personnel, and college football enthusiasts. A former college football coach, Roussel shares insight on coaches 365 days a year and is recognized as the most trusted expert on coaching transactions. Follow @CoachingSearch on twitter and send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org