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1983 Coaches

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National Champion: Miami (FL) (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Mike Rozier (Nebraska)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Howard Schnellenberger (Miami (FL))

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Miami (FL)

107 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 Rey Dempsey Southern Illinois MVC 13 1 0 .929
2 Tom Osborne Nebraska Big 8 12 1 0 .923
3 Fred Akers Texas SWC 11 1 0 .917
4 Pat Dye Auburn SEC 11 1 0 .917
5 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young WAC 11 1 0 .917
6 Howard Schnellenberger Miami (FL) Ind 11 1 0 .917
7 Vince Dooley Georgia SEC 10 1 1 .875
8 Danny Ford Clemson ACC 9 1 1 .864
9 Bobby Collins Southern Methodist SWC 10 2 0 .833
10 Ken Hatfield Air Force WAC 10 2 0 .833
11 Bill Mallory Northern Illinois MAC 10 2 0 .833
12 Mike White Illinois Big Ten 10 2 0 .833
13 Bill Dooley Virginia Tech Ind 9 2 0 .818
14 Dan Simrell Toledo MAC 9 2 0 .818
15 Charley Pell Florida SEC 9 2 1 .792
16 Jack Bicknell Boston College Ind 9 3 0 .750
17 Earle Bruce Ohio State Big Ten 9 3 0 .750
18 Hayden Fry Iowa Big Ten 9 3 0 .750
19 Johnny Majors Tennessee SEC 9 3 0 .750
20 Don Nehlen West Virginia Ind 9 3 0 .750
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Bo Schembechler Michigan Big Ten 9 3 0 .750
22 John Cooper Tulsa MVC 8 3 0 .727
23 Herb Deromedi Central Michigan MAC 8 3 0 .727
24 Ed Emory East Carolina Ind 8 3 0 .727
25 Dennis Stolz Bowling Green State MAC 8 3 0 .727
26 Foge Fazio Pittsburgh Ind 8 3 1 .708
27 Larry Smith Arizona Pac-10 7 3 1 .682
28 Dick Crum North Carolina ACC 8 4 0 .667
29 Dave Currey Long Beach State PCAA 8 4 0 .667
30 Don James Washington Pac-10 8 4 0 .667
31 Jimmy Johnson Oklahoma State Big 8 8 4 0 .667
32 Ray Perkins Alabama SEC 8 4 0 .667
33 Bobby Ross Maryland ACC 8 4 0 .667
34 Barry Switzer Oklahoma Big 8 8 4 0 .667
35 Joe Paterno Penn State Ind 8 4 1 .654
36 Jim Carmody Southern Mississippi Ind 7 4 0 .636 W-L-T adjusted to 8-3 by NCAA.
37 Harvey Hyde Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 7 4 0 .636
38 Dave McClain Wisconsin Big Ten 7 4 0 .636
39 Jim Walden Washington State Pac-10 7 4 0 .636
40 Terry Donahue UCLA Pac-10 7 4 1 .625
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Grant Teaff Baylor SWC 7 4 1 .625
42 Rex Dockery Memphis Ind 6 4 1 .591
43 Darryl Rogers Arizona State Pac-10 6 4 1 .591
44 Bobby Bowden Florida State Ind 7 5 0 .583 W-L-T adjusted to 8-4 by NCAA.
45 Gerry Faust Notre Dame Ind 7 5 0 .583
46 Al Kincaid Wyoming WAC 7 5 0 .583
47 Gene Murphy Cal State Fullerton PCAA 7 5 0 .583
48 Warren Powers Missouri Big 8 7 5 0 .583
49 Jack Harbaugh Western Michigan MAC 6 5 0 .545
50 Lou Holtz Arkansas SWC 6 5 0 .545
51 Jimmye Laycock William & Mary Ind 6 5 0 .545
52 Dick MacPherson Syracuse Ind 6 5 0 .545
53 Jim Sweeney Fresno State PCAA 6 5 0 .545
54 Dwight Wallace Ball State MAC 6 5 0 .545
55 George Welsh Virginia ACC 6 5 0 .545
56 Jerry Claiborne Kentucky SEC 6 5 1 .542
57 Billy Brewer Mississippi SEC 6 6 0 .500 W-L-T adjusted to 7-5 by NCAA.
58 Joe Lee Dunn New Mexico WAC 6 6 0 .500
59 Joe Kapp California Pac-10 5 5 1 .500
60 Jackie Sherrill Texas A&M SWC 5 5 1 .500
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Dick Tomey Hawaii WAC 5 5 1 .500
62 Jack Elway San Jose State PCAA 5 6 0 .455
63 Joe Morrison South Carolina Ind 5 6 0 .455
64 Chris Pella Utah State PCAA 5 6 0 .455
65 Chuck Stobart Utah WAC 5 6 0 .455
66 Fred Zechman New Mexico State MVC 5 6 0 .455
67 Leon Fuller Colorado State WAC 5 7 0 .417
68 Rich Brooks Oregon Pac-10 4 6 1 .409
69 Watson Brown Cincinnati Ind 4 6 1 .409
70 Mike Gottfried Kansas Big 8 4 6 1 .409
71 George Perles Michigan State Big Ten 4 6 1 .409
72 Ted Tollner Southern California Pac-10 4 6 1 .409
73 Sam Robertson Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 4 6 0 .400 W-L-T adjusted to 5-5 by NCAA.
74 Bruce Arians Temple Ind 4 7 0 .364
75 Brian Burke Ohio MAC 4 7 0 .364
76 Jim Criner Iowa State Big 8 4 7 0 .364
77 Wally English Tulane Ind 4 7 0 .364 W-L-T adjusted to 0-11 by NCAA.
78 Al Groh Wake Forest ACC 4 7 0 .364
79 Bill McCartney Colorado Big 8 4 7 0 .364
80 Tim Rose Miami (OH) MAC 4 7 0 .364
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Jerry Stovall Louisiana State SEC 4 7 0 .364
82 Bill Yeoman Houston SWC 4 7 0 .364
83 Leon Burtnett Purdue Big Ten 3 7 1 .318
84 Jerry Moore Texas Tech SWC 3 7 1 .318
85 Emory Bellard Mississippi State SEC 3 8 0 .273
86 Frank Burns Rutgers Ind 3 8 0 .273
87 Bill Curry Georgia Tech ACC 3 8 0 .273
88 Jim Dickey Kansas State Big 8 3 8 0 .273
89 Willie Jeffries Wichita State MVC 3 8 0 .273
90 Tom Reed North Carolina State ACC 3 8 0 .273
91 Steve Sloan Duke ACC 3 8 0 .273
92 Gary Tranquill Navy Ind 3 8 0 .273
93 Bob Weber Louisville Ind 3 8 0 .273
94 Sam Wyche Indiana Big Ten 3 8 0 .273
95 Bob Cope Pacific PCAA 3 9 0 .250
96 Joe Avezzano Oregon State Pac-10 2 8 1 .227
97 Doug Scovil San Diego State WAC 2 9 1 .208
98 Dennis Green Northwestern Big Ten 2 9 0 .182
99 George MacIntyre Vanderbilt SEC 2 9 0 .182
100 Jim Young Army Ind 2 9 0 .182
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Jim Wacker Texas Christian SWC 1 8 2 .182
102 Bill Yung Texas-El Paso WAC 2 10 0 .167
103 Ray Alborn Rice SWC 1 10 0 .091
104 Jim Harkema Eastern Michigan MAC 1 10 0 .091
105 Joe Salem Minnesota Big Ten 1 10 0 .091
106 Dick Scesniak Kent State MAC 1 10 0 .091
107 Paul Wiggin Stanford Pac-10 1 10 0 .091