The Three Year-Hump in SEC Football

I reviewed the coaching record of SEC football since the date Nick Saban became the head coach at Alabama. In that time, there have been sixty-three coaches (counting interims) of SEC programs, with the average duration of those hires now officially below the three-year mark (for a 2.9 year tenure on average).

On the surface, it is understandable why there has been such high turnover. In their first three years, SEC coaches have won fewer games than they have lost, sporting a .443 winning percentage. If a school spends millions of dollars on a coach’s contract, of course you want to win now.

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