Where does WSU rank among open coaching jobs?
Editor’s note: Brock Huard writes a weekly column for ESPN.com during the college football season. Here is an excerpt from his 11th column, which lists he most desirable head coaching vacancies in college football.
The college football coaching carousel is beginning to spin rapidly, and a number of very desirable jobs have become available. As I set out to rank the best available job openings based on desirability to potential hires, I asked a handful of current and former collegiate coaches and ESPN analysts to get their opinions, accounting for eight factors: facilities, tradition, committed administration and boosters, coaching staff budget, captive local population, livability, centralized recruiting base and current talent level.
Under normal circumstances, the Penn State Nittany Lions job would be at the top of this list, but I left it off altogether because it’s too difficult to evaluate the situation in State College at this point.
Instead, the top available job this offseason comes from the ACC.
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