Over 70 assistant coaches that began the Fall of 2010 serving on a D1 coaching staff are currently unemployed. One year ago, according to FootballScoop research, 65 assistants that began the 2009 season on a D1 coaching staff did not coach at the D1 level in 2010.
If Auburn defensive line coach Tracy Rocker joins the Tennessee Titans, only 6 coaching staffs in the entire country will have the same 9 assistant coaches for the last two years. Those staffs include Army, Iowa, Missouri, Oregon, Penn State, Wake Forest, and Washington.
Last year, 20 coaches left the NFL to join college coaching staffs. This off-season, we’ve seen a number of NFL coaches once again opt to join the college ranks.
In fact, at least 12 NFL coaches have accepted coordinator positions at the college level. Those NFL coaches that have accepted coordinator positions include Kevin Rogers (Boston College), Charlie Weis (Florida), Dan Quinn (Florida), Jedd Fisch (Miami), Todd Monken (Oklahoma State), Greg Mattison (Michigan), Eric Bienemy (Colorado), Jim Michalczik (Cal), Mike Johnson (UCLA), George DeLeone (UCONN), and Jason Tarver (Stanford), David Lee (Ole Miss).
Rip Scherer joined the Colorado staff as quarterbacks coach.