The current AP top 20 is filled with "new" coaches. Nine of the 12 are in either their first, second or third year as head coach for their current team.
1. Alabama Nick Saban 10th year
2. Michigan Jim Harbaugh 2nd year
3. Clemson Dabo Swinney 9th year
4. Washington Chris Petersen 3rd yer
5. Louisville Bobby Petrino 3rd year
6. Ohio State Urban Meyer 5th year
7. Nebraska Mike Riley 2nd year
8. Baylor Jim Grobe 1st year
9. A&M Kevin Sumlin 5th year
10. West VA Dana Holgorson 6th year
11. Wisconsin Paul Chryst 2nd year
12. FSU Jimbo Fisher 7th year
13. Boise Bryan Harsin 3rd year
14. Florida Jim McElwain 2nd year
15. Auburn Gus Malzahn 4th year
16. OU Bob Stoops 18th year
17. Utah Kyle Whittingham 12th year
18. Tenn Butch Jones 4th year
19. LSU Ed Orgeron 1st year
20. Western Michigan PJ Fleck 4th year
Charlie Strong is in his third year as head coach of the Longhorns and after struggling through two seasons with losing records, big things were expected in 2016. But UT has lost four of its last five games and is 3-4 on the year, in danger of not getting six wins to qualify for a bowl game.
Strong, who has two years left on his contract with UT, says he still has support.