What recent hiring trends could tell us about new coaches in 2024 season

Posted on May 9, 2024

By Will Backus, CBS Sports: When power conference athletic directors are in the process of hiring a new football coach, they’re essentially faced with two decisions: either take a swing at upside and identify an up-and-coming assistant or head coach at a lower level, or pay big money to lure a sitting coach with a comfortable job at one of the nation’s premier leagues. Available resources play a huge a factor in the final call, but we’ve seen some schools pull off major coups in recent years.

The 2021-22 cycle saw three coaches with job security at major power conference schools, two of which had led their programs to College Football Playoff appearances (Lincoln Riley and Brian Kelly), leave for new jobs. The 2023-24 carousel broke that mark with four coaches moving from Power Four school to Power Four school.

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