Will These Coaches Soon Land Jobs in the Power 5?
Should an Athletic Director looking to fill a Power 5 head coaching position hire an assistant that has coached in a major conference or someone with head coaching experience at a Group of 5 school? Lately, head coaching experience has been prioritized by these Athletic Directors. Here are the top non-Power 5 head football coaches that could be getting offers from larger schools after this season.
Luke Fickell – Cincinnati
Fickell’s success at Cincinnati has washed away the memories of his 6-7 season at Ohio State. He has turned down big offers already. Is he waiting for a top 5 head coaching job or is Cincinnati’s move to the Big 12 enough to keep him around?
Hugh Freeze – Liberty
What he’s accomplished at Liberty is impressive. Enough so that Athletic Director’s will be willing to look past the mess he left at Ole Miss.
Jamey Chadwell – Coastal Carolina
If your Athletic Director is looking for a modern offense, and most of them are, Chadwell will likely be on their list.
Jeff Monken – Army
Monken wouldn’t be your flashy hire, but if you are looking for a disciplined team, he’s your guy. Monken has been in the mix for Power 5 jobs in the past.
Jeff Traylor – UTSA
If Traylor produces a 2022 season anything life his 2021 season, he’ll have competition for his services.
Troy Calhoun – Air Force
Leading Air Force to 10+ win seasons in the past two full seasons will get people’s attention. Calhoun has turned down bigger offers in the past. Is he an Air Force lifer?