CBS Sports analyst ranks current Power 5 coaching vacancies entering Week 6
Entering Week 6 of the 2022 season, there are already several head coaching positions open across the country.
During Week 5, Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, and Colorado all parted ways with their coaches amid disappointing starts. These schools join Arizona State and Nebraska as teams who will be in the head coaching market.
Shehan Jeyarajah of CBS Sports recently ranked the vacant head coaching jobs so far. In his piece, Jeyarajah has Wisconsin as the most attractive opening thus far. In defense of listing Wisconsin as the best job, Jeyarajah says:
“Outside of Ohio State, no program in the Big Ten has won more consistently over the past 30 years than Wisconsin. Between 1998 and 2019, Wisconsin produced 16 AP Top 25 finishes, 12 double-digit win seasons and seven top 10 rankings. Gary Andersen left of his own accord after two years, but each of the last four coaches served at least seven years in Madison, Wisconsin.”
Wisconsin got the edge over Nebraska, who was listed as the 2nd-best job available. Jeyarajah listed Wisconsin ahead of Nebraska due to the former’s track record of success. Nebraska has struggled mightily over the last 2 decades, and the whoever coaches there will have their work cut out for them.
Arizona State, Georgia Tech, and Colorado round out the top 5.