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Career Leaders and Records for Bowl Losses

Since 1869

Rank Coach L School w/ most W Notes
1.LaVell Edwards 14 Brigham Young  
2.Tom Osborne 13 Nebraska  
3.Frank Beamer 12 Virginia Tech  
 Bear Bryant 12 Alabama  
 Joe Paterno 12 Penn State  
 Bo Schembechler 12 Michigan  
7.Bobby Bowden 10 Florida State W-L-T adjusted to 346-123-4 by NCAA.
 Vince Dooley 10 Georgia  
 Steve Spurrier 10 Florida  
 George Welsh 10 Virginia  
11.John Cooper 9 Ohio State  
 Hayden Fry 9 Iowa W-L-T adjusted to 233-177-10 by NCAA.
 Don Nehlen 9 West Virginia  
 Bill Snyder 9 Kansas State  
15.Fred Akers 8 Texas  
 Chris Ault 8 Nevada  
 Mack Brown 8 Texas  
 Jerry Claiborne 8 Maryland  
 Lou Holtz 8 Notre Dame  
 Nick Saban 8 Alabama W-L-T adjusted to 177-59-1 by NCAA.
 R.C. Slocum 8 Texas A&M  
 Bob Stoops 8 Oklahoma  
 John Vaught 8 Mississippi  
24.Art Briles 7 Baylor  
 Lloyd Carr 7 Michigan  
 Doug Dickey 7 Florida  
 Bill Dooley 7 North Carolina W-L-T adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA.
 Dennis Erickson 7 Miami (FL)  
 Phillip Fulmer 7 Tennessee W-L-T adjusted to 152-52 by NCAA.
 Pat Hill 7 Fresno State  
 Paul Johnson 7 Georgia Tech W-L-T adjusted to 103-64 by NCAA.
 Ralph Jordan 7 Auburn W-L-T adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA.
 Rocky Long 7 New Mexico  
 Johnny Majors 7 Tennessee  
 Darrell Royal 7 Texas  
 Frank Solich 7 Ohio  
 Joe Tiller 7 Purdue  
38.Mike Bellotti 6 Oregon  
 Frank Broyles 6 Arkansas  
 Fisher DeBerry 6 Air Force  
 Kirk Ferentz 6 Iowa  
 Ken Hatfield 6 Arkansas  
 Woody Hayes 6 Ohio State  
 Sonny Lubick 6 Colorado State W-L-T adjusted to 109-73 by NCAA.
 Bill Mallory 6 Indiana W-L-T adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA.
 Bill McCartney 6 Colorado  
 Charles McClendon 6 Louisiana State W-L-T adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA.
 Les Miles 6 Louisiana State  
 George O'Leary 6 Central Florida  
 Jackie Sherrill 6 Mississippi State W-L-T adjusted to 180-120-4 by NCAA.
 John Smith 6 Louisville  
 Larry Smith 6 Arizona  
 Tommy West 6 Memphis  
54.Tommy Bowden 5 Clemson  
 Jeff Bower 5 Southern Mississippi W-L-T adjusted to 119-83-1 by NCAA.
 Earle Bruce 5 Ohio State  
 Jim Carlen 5 South Carolina  
 Spike Dykes 5 Texas Tech  
 Don James 5 Washington W-L-T adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA.
 Jerry Kill 5 Minnesota  
 Mike Leach 5 Texas Tech  
 John Mackovic 5 Texas  
 Bob Neyland 5 Tennessee  
 Houston Nutt 5 Arkansas  
 Gary Patterson 5 Texas Christian  
 Mike Price 5 Washington State  
 Mark Richt 5 Georgia  
 Rich Rodriguez 5 West Virginia  
 Ben Schwartzwalder 5 Syracuse  
 Barry Switzer 5 Oklahoma  
 Tommy Tuberville 5 Auburn  
72.Barry Alvarez 4 Wisconsin W-L-T adjusted to 119-74-4 by NCAA.
 Gary Barnett 4 Colorado W-L-T adjusted to 85-82-1 by NCAA.
 Bret Bielema 4 Wisconsin  
 Rich Brooks 4 Oregon W-L-T adjusted to 131-155-4 by NCAA.
 Troy Calhoun 4 Air Force  
 David Cutcliffe 4 Mississippi  
 Mark Dantonio 4 Michigan State  
 Bobby Dodd 4 Georgia Tech  
 Terry Donahue 4 UCLA W-L-T adjusted to 144-81-8 by NCAA.
 Randy Edsall 4 Connecticut  
 Don Faurot 4 Missouri W-L-T adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA.
 Pat Fitzgerald 4 Northwestern  
 Dennis Franchione 4 New Mexico  
 Walt Harris 4 Pittsburgh  
 Jimmy Johnson 4 Miami (FL)  
 Glen Mason 4 Minnesota  
 Bronco Mendenhall 4 Brigham Young  
 Dutch Meyer 4 Texas Christian  
 Ken Niumatalolo 4 Navy  
 Bo Pelini 4 Nebraska  
 George Perles 4 Michigan State W-L-T adjusted to 68-67-4 by NCAA.
 Chris Petersen 4 Boise State  
 Bobby Petrino 4 Louisville  
 Gary Pinkel 4 Missouri  
 Dick Sheridan 4 North Carolina State  
 Grant Teaff 4 Baylor  
 Jim Tressel 4 Ohio State W-L-T adjusted to 94-21 by NCAA.
 Tyrone Willingham 4 Stanford  
 Bill Yeoman 4 Houston  
101.Bill Arnsparger 3 Louisiana State  
 Emory Bellard 3 Texas A&M  
 Larry Blakeney 3 Troy  
 Rod Carey 3 Northern Illinois  
 Dave Clawson 3 Bowling Green State  
 Bill Cubit 3 Western Michigan  
 Bill Curry 3 Georgia Tech  
 Bob Davie 3 Notre Dame  
 Tim DeRuyter 3 Fresno State  
 Bob Devaney 3 Nebraska  
 Dan Devine 3 Missouri W-L-T adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA.
 Darrell Dickey 3 North Texas  
 Karl Dorrell 3 UCLA  
 Larry Fedora 3 Southern Mississippi  
 Danny Ford 3 Clemson W-L-T adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA.
 Henry Frnka 3 Tulsa  
 Chan Gailey 3 Georgia Tech  
 Al Golden 3 Miami (FL)  
 Mike Gundy 3 Oklahoma State  
 Andy Gustafson 3 Miami (FL)  
 Dan Hawkins 3 Boise State  
 Brady Hoke 3 Ball State  
 Skip Holtz 3 East Carolina  
 Frank Howard 3 Clemson  
 June Jones 3 Hawaii  
 Brian Kelly 3 Notre Dame  
 Jim Lambright 3 Washington  
 Steve Logan 3 East Carolina  
 Abe Martin 3 Texas Christian  
 Ron McBride 3 Utah  
 Dan McCarney 3 Iowa State W-L-T adjusted to 79-111 by NCAA.
 John McKay 3 Southern California  
 Ruffin McNeill 3 East Carolina  
 Rick Minter 3 Cincinnati  
 Bernie Moore 3 Louisiana State  
 Joe Morrison 3 Chattanooga  
 Jess Neely 3 Rice  
 Rick Neuheisel 3 Washington  
 Paul Pasqualoni 3 Syracuse  
 Charley Pell 3 Florida  
 James Phelan 3 Washington  
 Paul Roach 3 Wyoming  
 George Sauer 3 Baylor  
 Carl Snavely 3 North Carolina  
 Bruce Snyder 3 Arizona State W-L-T adjusted to 125-106-6 by NCAA.
 Rick Stockstill 3 Middle Tennessee State  
 Dennis Stolz 3 Bowling Green State  
 Charlie Strong 3 Louisville  
 Jock Sutherland 3 Pittsburgh  
 Dabo Swinney 3 Clemson  
 Jeff Tedford 3 California  
 Ted Tollner 3 San Diego State  
 Dick Tomey 3 Arizona  
 Pappy Waldorf 3 California  
 Randy Walker 3 Miami (OH) W-L-T adjusted to 96-81-5 by NCAA.
 Mike White 3 Illinois W-L-T adjusted to 82-71-4 by NCAA.
 Ron Zook 3 Illinois  
158.Steve Addazio 2 Boston College  
 William Alexander 2 Georgia Tech  
 Tom Amstutz 2 Toledo  
 Gary Andersen 2 Utah State  
 Tim Beckman 2 Toledo  
 Jack Bicknell 2 Boston College  
 Billy Brewer 2 Mississippi W-L-T adjusted to 77-67-4 by NCAA.
 Tim Brewster 2 Minnesota  
 Milt Bruhn 2 Wisconsin  
 Wallace Butts 2 Georgia  
 Pete Carroll 2 Southern California W-L-T adjusted to 83-19 by NCAA.
 Len Casanova 2 Oregon  
 Pete Cawthon 2 Texas Tech  
 Paul Chryst 2 Pittsburgh  
 Larry Coker 2 Miami (FL)  
 Bobby Collins 2 Southern Mississippi W-L-T adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA.
 Jeff Cravath 2 Southern California  
 Eddie Crowder 2 Colorado  
 Dick Crum 2 North Carolina  
 Butch Davis 2 Miami (FL) W-L-T adjusted to 63-43 by NCAA.
 Paul Dietzel 2 Louisiana State  
 Edward Doherty 2 Arizona State  
 Red Drew 2 Alabama  
 Mike DuBose 2 Alabama  
 Ernie Duplechin 2 McNeese State  
 Pat Dye 2 Auburn  
 Jack Elway 2 San Jose State  
 Don Fambrough 2 Kansas W-L-T adjusted to 35-50-5 by NCAA.
 Foge Fazio 2 Pittsburgh  
 Kyle Flood 2 Rutgers  
 Hugh Freeze 2 Mississippi  
 Ralph Friedgen 2 Maryland  
 Vince Gibson 2 Kansas State W-L-T adjusted to 75-98-2 by NCAA.
 Ray Goff 2 Georgia  
 Todd Graham 2 Tulsa  
 Jim Grobe 2 Wake Forest  
 Al Groh 2 Virginia  
 Wayne Hardin 2 Temple  
 Bill Hess 2 Ohio  
 Dana Holgorsen 2 West Virginia  
 Cac Hubbard 2 Denver  
 Butch Jones 2 Central Michigan  
 Chip Kelly 2 Oregon  
 Lane Kiffin 2 Southern California  
 J. King 2 Texas Tech  
 Dirk Koetter 2 Arizona State  
 Steve Kragthorpe 2 Tulsa  
 Jim Leavitt 2 South Florida  
 Pete Lembo 2 Ball State  
 Bill Lynch 2 Ball State  
 Gus Malzahn 2 Auburn  
 Ben Martin 2 Air Force  
 Dave McClain 2 Wisconsin  
 Greg McMackin 2 Hawaii  
 David McWilliams 2 Texas  
 Urban Meyer 2 Florida  
 John Michelosen 2 Pittsburgh  
 Dell Morgan 2 Texas Tech  
 Dan Mullen 2 Mississippi State  
 Hal Mumme 2 Kentucky  
 Homer Norton 2 Texas A&M  
 Thomas Nugent 2 Maryland  
 Tom O'Brien 2 Boston College  
 Mike O'Cain 2 North Carolina State  
 Ara Parseghian 2 Notre Dame  
 Bill Peterson 2 Florida State  
 John Pont 2 Indiana  
 Warren Powers 2 Missouri W-L-T adjusted to 53-37-3 by NCAA.
 Tommy Prothro 2 Oregon State  
 Bob Pruett 2 Marshall  
 Jeff Quinn 2 Buffalo  
 John Ralston 2 Stanford  
 Paul Rhoads 2 Iowa State  
 Mike Riley 2 Oregon State  
 Pepper Rodgers 2 Georgia Tech  
 Bobby Ross 2 Maryland  
 Red Sanders 2 UCLA  
 Steve Sarkisian 2 Washington  
 Paul Schudel 2 Ball State  
 Randy Shannon 2 Miami (FL)  
 David Shaw 2 Stanford  
 Mike Sherman 2 Texas A&M  
 Steve Sloan 2 Texas Tech  
 Frank Spaziani 2 Boston College  
 Bill Stewart 2 West Virginia  
 Mike Stoops 2 Arizona  
 Jim Sweeney 2 Fresno State W-L-T adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA.
 Jim Tatum 2 Maryland  
 Lou Tepper 2 Illinois  
 Frank Thomas 2 Alabama  
 Tiny Thornhill 2 Stanford  
 Bob Toledo 2 UCLA  
 Wallace Wade 2 Duke  
 Pop Warner 2 Carlisle  
 Charlie Weis 2 Notre Dame  
 Bud Wilkinson 2 Oklahoma  
 Bowden Wyatt 2 Tennessee