2. Urban Meyer, Ohio State (14)
3. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State (6)
4. Rich Rodriguez, Arizona (2)
4. Nick Saban, Alabama (2)
5. Jumbo Fisher, Florida State (1)
5. Art Briles, Baylor (1)
5. Justin Fuente, Memphis (1)
Greg Byrne hired #3 and #4. not bad.
Another coach doing more with less in a rugged neighborhood. Rodriguez's team was expecting to take a step forward this season, but instead the Wildcats made a leap, relying on a freshman quarterback and running back and a defense led by a sophomore linebacker. Rodriguez won the Pac-12 South, handed Oregon its only loss, and maxed out his roster on the way to an appearance in the Pac-12 title game. Arizona finishes its season in the Fiesta Bowl.