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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Fast start for new Pac-12 coaches

By Ted Miller

There was an epidemic of coaching turnover last year, with 28 changes in FBS football. The Pac-12 was one of the leaders with four new coaches.

So how is everyone doing?

Well, none of the Pac-12's new coaches presently owns a losing record, though Washington State fans aren't terribly thrilled with Mike Leach at 2-2 after a loss to previously winless Colorado at home.

But only eight of the 28 new coaches presently own winning records, and three of those are from the Pac-12.

(Thanks to Arizona State for these numbers).

Winning records:
Ohio State (Urban Meyer): 4-0
Rutgers (Kyle Flood): 4-0
Arizona (Rich Rodriguez): 3-1
Arizona State (Todd Graham): 3-1
Mississippi (Hugh Freeze): 3-1
Toledo (Matt Campbell): 3-1
UCLA (Jim Mora): 3-1
Texas A&M (Kevin Sumlin): 2-1

Non-winning records
Fresno State (Tim DeRuyter): 2-2
Illinois (Tim Beckman): 2-2
New Mexico (Bob Davie): 2-2
North Carolina (Larry Fedora): 2-2
Penn State (Bill O'Brien): 2-2
Pittsburgh (Paul Chryst): 2-2
Washington State (Mike Leach): 2-2
Hawaii (Norm Chow): 1-2
Akron (Terry Bowden): 1-3
Arkansas (John L. Smith): 1-3
Arkansas State (Gus Malzahn): 1-3
Colorado State (Jim McElwain): 1-3
FAU (Carl Pellini): 1-3
Kansas (Charlie Weis): 1-3
Houston (Tony Levine): 0-3
Southern Miss (Ellis Johnson): 0-3
Tulane (Curtis Johnson): 0-3
UAB (Garrick McGee): 0-3
Massachusetts (Charley Molnar): 0-4
Memphis (Justin Fuente): 0-4