One thought: the money these guys make allows them to more easily step away from the grind knowing their families are set for life than top coaches from past decades.
Since 2017, three of the premier coaches in the sport, Bob Stoops, Urban Meyer and Chris Petersen, have walked away in their 50s.
RT @CraigSmoak: In light of coaching change season, here's what Matt Rhule said just last week: “I don’t fire coaches. I don’t believe in it. I believe continuity wins. For me, I’ve never really fired a coordinator. I’ve let one coach go in 7 years and even that was kind of a mutual thing.”
OU resume a hair better. Utah eye test better. Which will win out? I think Utah needs to be ahead of Sooners in this week’s rankings to feel good. Oh, and Utes also should go ahead and win their first top-25 game of the year against Oregon Friday.
Comparing Utah/Oklahoma resumes if both win. Both with road loss to 8-4 team. OU Wins: (A) 11-2 Baylor (N) 11-2 Baylor (A) 8-4 Oklahoma St. (N) 7-5 Texas (H) 7-5 Iowa State UU Wins: (N) 10-3 Oregon (A) 7-5 Washington (A) 7-5 BYU (H) 7-5 ASU (H) 7-5 Cal (H) 6-6 WSU Who u got?