It would be superficial to conclude Butch Jones is winning at Cincinnati only off what Brian Kelly built.
So here we are, a year away from significant change in the Big East, with a group of current head coaches as strong as any in recent years.
More than half of the Big East coaches are prime candidates to move into bigger BCS jobs in the near future, including Cincinnati’s Butch Jones—who continues to follow the career path of Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly with success at Central Michigan and UC.
Get a good look at this group, everyone. This time next year—with the addition of new teams and coaches, and with coaches on the move—it won’t look anything like it does now.
Today, the Sporting News series ranking of all 124 FBS coaches by conference continues with the Big East. The series will conclude with our overall 1-124 list.