Track the Growth and Success of FBS African American Head Coaches: Week 9

This past weekend we had several matchups between coaches on this list.  As an African-American it is always a proud sight for my eyes to see to black coaches matching intellectual with on the grid iron. It is a sense of pride and makes you happy given that there are no only 11 men who can lay claim to having that opportunity. That being said lets see how they did collectively as a group.

Combined Record (44-47)

Week 9

Charlie Strong (Louisville)- In one of two matchups the pitted coaches on this list. Charlie Strong and his Cardinals ended South Florida two game winning streak by beating them 34-3. It was a good win for the Cardinals and they need to win out to keep any hopes of a BCS berth alive.  The Cardinals have a bye this week. (7-1)

Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M)- In the other matchup of coaches on this list. Coach Sumlin’s Aggies faced off against James Franklin Vanderbilt Commodores. This was my upset pick of the week and I thought Vandy could be pull it off but Johnny Football said “Not so fast my friend.” Johnny threw 4tds and A&M routed Vandy 56-24. This week A&M welcomes Texas San-Antonio to College Station. Why was this game scheduled for this point of the season? (6-2)

Coach Sumlin and Usher

Coach Sumlin and Usher

David Shaw (Stanford)- It appears as if the Beavers were not able to chop down the tree. Stanford picked up a good win a hard-fought game against a real solid Oregon St team. This week the Cardinal have a bye week before welcoming in Oregon to Palo Alto in what will be one of the biggest college football games of the season.  (7-1)

James Franklin (Vanderbilt)- The loss to A&M dropped Vandy to 4-4 on the season with 4 games remaining. The Commodores have a bye this week before heading to Gainesville to take on the Gators. (4-4)

Ron English (Eastern Michigan)-  Another game and another blow out loss for Eastern Michigan. I might as well take Ron English off of the list right now because the Eagles will not win another game this season. He is definitely getting fired after this year. (1-7)

The Hot Seat

The Hot Seat

Darrell Hazell (Purdue)- A bye this past Saturday isn’t going to do anything for Purdue as Ohio State comes to town this weekend. The Boilermakers usually play the Buckeyes tough at home and have actually won 3 out of the last 4 contests in West Lafayette. However this Purdue team is terrible it is going to be a long day. (1-6)

Curtis Johnson (Tulane)- A tough hard-fought 14-7 win against Tulsa propelled extended Tulane four game winning streak. The Green Wave are still undefeated in C-USA action as they had to face 2-6 Florida Atlantic on Saturday. (6-2)

Mike London (Virginia) – After a 35-25 loss at home to Georgia Tech, Coach London is officially on the hot seat. It is going to be scorching hot this week with BCS contender Clemson coming to town. (2-6)

Garrick McGee (UAB) – The Blazers were blown out by Texas San Antonio. This is not an Alamo they want to remember.   (2-5)

Alamo-500

Ruffin McNeill (East Carolina)- ECU won and quarterback Shane Carden continued his excellent season by throwing for 308yds and 3tds. They not sit atop the east division with a one game lead over Marshall. It is looking more and more likely of a rematch between East Carolina and Tulane for the C-USA title. (5-2)

Willie Taggart (South Florida)- South Florida as expected was blow out by Louisville. However all is not lost because it is always good the see where you program stands against one of the best in the conference. This week the Bulls head to H-town to face the Houston Cougars on Halloween.  It might be a nightmare of an evening for the Bulls. (2-5)

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