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Check the charts: A revised look at where FBS coaches stand in their schools' record books

A year ago, we took at look across FBS at head coaches that either held their schools' respective all-time wins records, or had worked their way to within striking distance. More than one fifth of current coaches at the conclusion of the 2013 season had left a dent on the record book, with nine holding the all-time wins mark outright.

A year has passed since then, and Boise State's all-time wins leader has left for another school, and the No. 2 winningest coaches at Texas and Wake Forest have departed as well. All this means it's time to take another look at the charts. 

All told, 10 active coaches are their schools' all-time wins leaders, one more figures to join them this season, and a staggering 16 more are creeping up the record book. 

Without further ado, here is the rundown: 


1. Bill Snyder - 178 wins
2. Mike Ahearn - 39 wins

Ahearn was Kansas State's all-time wins leader until Synder reached 40 wins in 1995. Ahearn left Kansas State in 1910. It only feels like Snyder followed shortly thereafter. 

1. Gary Pinkel - 102 wins
2. Don Faurot - 101 wins

After stagnating to a 13-12 record in 2011-12, Pinkel and Missouri responded in a monstrous way in 2013 with a 12-2 finish and an appearance in the SEC championship. Mizzou's dramatic win over Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl gave Pinkel the record. 

1. Pat Fitzgerald - 55 wins
2. Lynn Waldorf - 49 wins

Still six months shy of his 40th birthday, Fitzgerald could become Northwestern's version of Snyder and put the record about 55 lightyears out of reach. 

1. Bob Stoops - 160 wins
2. Barry Switzer - 157 wins
3. Bud Wilkinson - 145 wins
4. Bennie Owen - 122 wins

Look at the company Stoops has on this list. Each coach has multiple national championships, and each is in the College Football Hall of Fame. And Stoops could hold the record by 50 games or more by the time he hangs 'em up.

1. Mike Gundy - 77 wins
2. Pat Jones - 62 wins

How many figures beside Gundy can arguably hold the claim to be the best player and coach in their alma mater's history?

1. Mike Riley - 88 wins
2. Lon Stiner - 74 wins

Gundy and Riley fall in the same club as Petersen and Fitzgerald. Riley looks like the youngest 59-year-old in the country. 

1. Steve Spurrier - 77 wins
2. Rex Enright - 64 wins

Spurrier is the active only coach to hold the all-time wins record at two FBS schools. After going 44-33 in his first half-dozen seasons in Columbia, Spurrier has guided the Gamecocks to a 33-6 mark since 2011. 

1. Gary Patterson - 120 wins
2. Dutch Meyer - 109 wins

Not only the winningest coach in TCU history, Patterson is now the dean of FBS head coaches in the state of Texas. 

1. Larry Blakeney - 175 wins
2. Billy Atkins - 44 wins

Blakeney may be the most underrated coach in the country in terms of where he stands in his school's history. 

1. Frank Beamer - 224 wins
2. Bill Dooley - 64 wins

What we speculated earlier about what the likes of Petersen, Fitzgerald, Gundy and Riley could do to their respective record books is exactly what Beamer has done at Virginia Tech. 


1. George Welsh - 55 wins
2. Eddie Erdelatz - 50 wins
3. Ken Niumatalolo - 49 wins

Niumatalolo passed his former boss Paul Johnson with Navy's Armed Forces Bowl win over Middle Tennessee, and should set the Naval Academy's all-time record this fall. 


1. Fisher DeBerry - 169 wins
2. Ben Martin - 96 wins
3. Troy Calhoun - 49 wins

Calhoun will become Air Force's third coach with more than 50 wins this season. Not bad for a program that started in 1955. 

1. Paul "Bear" Bryant - 232 wins
2. Frank Thomas - 115 wins
3. Nick Saban - 74 wins
4. Gene Stallings - 62 wins

Saban has no shot at the record, but he's 42 wins away from passing Frank Thomas for second place. At his current pace, Saban should get there in October of 2017.

1. Grant Teaff - 128 wins
2. Morley Jennings - 83 wins
3. John D. Bridgers - 49 wins
4. Art Briles - 44 wins

Briles moved from sixth to fourth in 2013, and will move into third place this fall. If Briles finishes out his monster new contract, which runs through 2023, and Baylor averages nine wins a year over those 10 upcoming seasons, Briles will be Baylor's all-time record holder. 

1. LaVell Edwards - 257 wins
2. Bronco Mendenhall - 82 wins
3. G. Ott Romney - 42 wins

Mendenhall likely has no shot at the BYU record, but he's been running up the score for second place since 2009. 

1. Gene McDowell - 86 wins
2. George O'Leary - 72 wins

The Knights have only been playing football since 1979, but O'Leary beat out six other coaches for the No. 2 spot in UCF history. 

1. Frank Howard - 165 wins
2. Danny Ford - 96 wins
3. Dabo Swinney - 51 wins

More than anything, this shines a spotlight on the success Swinney has achieved in a short time at Clemson.

1. Bobby Bowden - 304 wins
2. Bill Peterson - 62 wins
3. Jimbo Fisher - 45 wins

When one coach gobbles up 304 wins over 34 years, it tends to put your school's record book a little out of whack. Florida State didn't start playing football until 1937 and, other than Bowden, has just one coached that's remained in Tallahassee longer than six seasons. But Fisher is already the bronze medal holder in just four seasons, and will move to silver by 2016. 

1. Vince Dooley - 201 wins
2. Wallace Butts - 140 wins
3. Mark Richt - 126 wins

At 53, Richt still seems like a young coach with plenty of time to reel in Dooley's mark. Dooley was 56 when he retired from coaching. He may not have the desire to stay in the game that long, but passing Butts for No. 2 all-time feels inevitable. 

1. Hayden Fry - 143 wins
2. Kirk Ferentz - 108 wins

Surely Ferentz will be able to pass Fry by the time his famed contract expires in 2020.

1. Charles McClendon - 137 wins
2. Les Miles - 95 wins
3. Bernie Moore - 83 wins

At his current pace, Miles will become LSU's all-time wins leader in 2017.

1. Frank Camp - 118 wins
2. Howard Schnellenberger - 54 wins
3. John L. Smith - 41 wins
Bobby Petrino - 41 wins

He's baaaack. Louisville's assorted football history - second-place Schnellenberger actually had a losing record at Louisville at 54-56-2 - means Petrino's second stint will make him the Cardinals' second-winningest coach in 2015, the school's second year of ACC membership.

1. Duffy Daugherty - 109 wins
2. Charlie Bachman - 70 wins
3. George Perles - 68 wins
4. Mark Dantonio - 64 wins

After going 22-17 to begin his Michigan State tenure, Dantonio is 42-12 with three conference or division championships in his last four seasons.

1. Charles Murphy - 155 wins
2. Boots Donnelly - 140 wins
3. Rick Stockstill - 51 wins

Nos. 1 and 2 may be out of reach, but reaching the No. 3 spot in seven seasons is still an accomplishment. 

1. Don Peden - 129 wins
2. Bill Hess - 108 wins
3. Frank Solich - 66 wins

He may never catch Peden and Hess, but Solich's presence on this list is impressive on its own considering he didn't even debut at Ohio until age 60.

1. Ray Morrison - 82 wins
2. Hayden Fry - 49 wins
3. Bobby Collins - 43 wins
4. June Jones - 36 wins

SMU had won seven or more games in four straight seasons until backsliding to 5-7 in 2013. A return to the seven-win benchmark will put Jones tied for third in SMU history. 

1. Ike Armstrong - 141 wins
2. Ron McBride - 88 wins
3. Kyle Whittingham - 76 wins

Like many others on this list, Whittingham may never break the school record but can settle comfortably into the proverbial silver medal by the time he hangs it up. 

Note: South Alabama's Joey Jones and UTSA's Larry Coker technically hold the records at both schools, but since they launched football in 2009 and 2011, respectively, they were not included in this list. Additionally, Carl Pelini, 3-9 in his first season at Florida Atlantic, is the second-winningest coach at a program that played its first game in 2001.