Who would have thought that at the end of the 2017 college football season that Mark Richt would be the longest-tenured head coach in the state of Florida after just two seasons at Miami? That’s where we currently are, as a slew of coaching changes have taken place inside the Sunshine State. All of the other major schools in Florida have had their coaches for a season or less — some of them were hired days ago.
Ranking the tenure length of FBS head coaches in Florida.
1. Mark Richt (2 years)
2. Butch Davis (1 year)
3. Charlie Strong (1 year)
4. Lane Kiffin (1 year)
5. Dan Mullen (10 days)
6. Josh Heupel ( 1 day)
7. Willie Taggart ( 1 day)
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) December 5, 2017
As for the last three names above, two accepted head coaching jobs on Tuesday — Willie Taggart accepted the head coaching job at Florida State, leaving Oregon to replace Jimbo Fisher, and UCF hired Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel to replace Scott Frost. Dan Mullen was hired at Florida late last month.
I wrote last December, after the hires of Charlie Strong at USF, Butch Davis at FIU, and Lane Kiffin at FAU, about the intense recruiting battles set to take Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/12/5/16739942/miami-mark-richt-longest-tenured-head-coach-7-florida-teams
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Article source: https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2017/12/5/16739942/miami-mark-richt-longest-tenured-head-coach-7-florida-teams