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1978 Independent Coaches

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Record: 189-176-5, .518 W-L% (5th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.20 (7th of 14) ▪ SOS: -0.60 (7th of 14)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Notre Dame and Penn State)

32 Coaches

Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
1 Joe Paterno Penn State 11 1 0 .917
2 Hayden Fry North Texas 9 2 0 .818
3 Frank Burns Rutgers 9 3 0 .750
4 Dan Devine Notre Dame 9 3 0 .750
5 Pat Dye East Carolina 9 3 0 .750
6 George Welsh Navy 9 3 0 .750
7 Bobby Bowden Florida State 8 3 0 .727
8 Wayne Hardin Temple 7 3 1 .682
9 Jackie Sherrill Pittsburgh 8 4 0 .667
10 Bobby Collins Southern Mississippi 7 4 0 .636
11 Vince Gibson Louisville 7 4 0 .636
12 Tony Knap Nevada-Las Vegas 7 4 0 .636
13 Neil Wheelwright Holy Cross 7 4 0 .636
14 John David Crow Louisiana-Monroe 6 4 1 .591
15 Pepper Rodgers Georgia Tech 7 5 0 .583
16 Lou Saban Miami (FL) 6 5 0 .545
17 Dick Tomey Hawaii 6 5 0 .545
18 Jim Carlen South Carolina 5 5 1 .500
19 James Root William & Mary 5 5 1 .500
20 Dick Bedesem Villanova 5 6 0 .455
Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
21 Ralph Staub Cincinnati 5 6 0 .455
22 Homer Smith Army 4 6 1 .409
23 Bill Dooley Virginia Tech 4 7 0 .364
24 Larry Smith Tulane 4 7 0 .364
25 Richard Williamson Memphis 4 7 0 .364
26 Frederick Dunlap Colgate 3 8 0 .273
27 Frank Maloney Syracuse 3 8 0 .273
28 Bill Parcells Air Force 3 8 0 .273
29 Jim Tait Richmond 3 8 0 .273
30 Frank Cignetti West Virginia 2 9 0 .182
31 Charlie Cowdrey Illinois State 2 9 0 .182
32 Ed Chlebek Boston College 0 11 0 .000