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1979 Independent Coaches

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Record: 183-175-10, .511 W-L% (7th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.68 (8th of 14) ▪ SOS: -0.42 (7th of 14)

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

32 Coaches

Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
1 Bobby Bowden Florida State 11 1 0 .917
2 Jackie Sherrill Pittsburgh 11 1 0 .917
3 Wayne Hardin Temple 10 2 0 .833
4 Tony Knap Nevada-Las Vegas 9 1 2 .833
5 Larry Smith Tulane 9 3 0 .750
6 Frank Burns Rutgers 8 3 0 .727
7 Pat Dye East Carolina 7 3 1 .682
8 Jim Carlen South Carolina 8 4 0 .667
9 Joe Paterno Penn State 8 4 0 .667
10 Dan Devine Notre Dame 7 4 0 .636
11 George Welsh Navy 7 4 0 .636
12 Bobby Collins Southern Mississippi 6 4 1 .591
13 Frank Maloney Syracuse 7 5 0 .583
14 Frederick Dunlap Colgate 5 4 1 .550
15 Dick Bedesem Villanova 5 6 0 .455
16 Ed Chlebek Boston College 5 6 0 .455
17 Frank Cignetti West Virginia 5 6 0 .455
18 Bill Dooley Virginia Tech 5 6 0 .455
19 Jerry Moore North Texas 5 6 0 .455
20 Howard Schnellenberger Miami (FL) 5 6 0 .455
Rk Coach School W L T Pct Notes
21 Neil Wheelwright Holy Cross 5 6 0 .455
22 Richard Williamson Memphis 5 6 0 .455
23 Vince Gibson Louisville 4 6 1 .409
24 Pepper Rodgers Georgia Tech 4 6 1 .409
25 James Root William & Mary 4 7 0 .364
26 Walt Nadzak Connecticut 3 6 2 .364
27 Charlie Cowdrey Illinois State 3 8 0 .273
28 John David Crow Louisiana-Monroe 3 8 0 .273
29 Lou Saban Army 2 8 1 .227
30 Ken Hatfield Air Force 2 9 0 .182
31 Ralph Staub Cincinnati 2 9 0 .182
32 Jim Tait Richmond 0 11 0 .000