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1984 Coaches

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National Champion: Brigham Young (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Doug Flutie (Boston College)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: LaVell Edwards (Brigham Young)

AP Preseason #1: Auburn ▪ AP Final #1: Brigham Young

107 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
1 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young WAC 13 0 0 1.000
2 Galen Hall Florida SEC 8 0 0 1.000
3 Don James Washington Pac-10 11 1 0 .917
4 Gene Murphy Cal State Fullerton PCAA 11 1 0 .917 W-L-T adjusted to 12-0 by NCAA.
5 Harvey Hyde Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 11 2 0 .846 W-L-T adjusted to 0-13 by NCAA.
6 Jack Bicknell Boston College Ind 10 2 0 .833
7 Bobby Collins Southern Methodist SWC 10 2 0 .833
8 Pat Jones Oklahoma State Big 8 10 2 0 .833
9 Joe Morrison South Carolina Ind 10 2 0 .833
10 Tom Osborne Nebraska Big 8 10 2 0 .833
11 Barry Switzer Oklahoma Big 8 9 2 1 .792
12 Herb Deromedi Central Michigan MAC 8 2 1 .773
13 Earle Bruce Ohio State Big Ten 9 3 0 .750
14 Jerry Claiborne Kentucky SEC 9 3 0 .750
15 Terry Donahue UCLA Pac-10 9 3 0 .750
16 Bobby Ross Maryland ACC 9 3 0 .750
17 Ted Tollner Southern California Pac-10 9 3 0 .750
18 George Welsh Virginia ACC 8 2 2 .750
19 Dennis Stolz Bowling Green State MAC 8 3 0 .727
20 Bill Arnsparger Louisiana State SEC 8 3 1 .708
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
21 Dan Simrell Toledo MAC 8 3 1 .708 W-L-T adjusted to 9-2-1 by NCAA.
22 Jim Young Army Ind 8 3 1 .708
23 Dick Anderson Rutgers Ind 7 3 0 .700
24 Pat Dye Auburn SEC 9 4 0 .692
25 Fisher DeBerry Air Force WAC 8 4 0 .667
26 Bill Dooley Virginia Tech Ind 8 4 0 .667
27 Don Nehlen West Virginia Ind 8 4 0 .667
28 Jim Wacker Texas Christian SWC 8 4 0 .667
29 Bobby Bowden Florida State Ind 7 3 2 .667
30 Hayden Fry Iowa Big Ten 8 4 1 .654
31 Danny Ford Clemson ACC 7 4 0 .636
32 Larry Smith Arizona Pac-10 7 4 0 .636
33 Dick Tomey Hawaii WAC 7 4 0 .636
34 Mike White Illinois Big Ten 7 4 0 .636
35 Fred Akers Texas SWC 7 4 1 .625
36 Vince Dooley Georgia SEC 7 4 1 .625
37 Ken Hatfield Arkansas SWC 7 4 1 .625
38 Johnny Majors Tennessee SEC 7 4 1 .625
39 Dave McClain Wisconsin Big Ten 7 4 1 .625
40 Jimmy Johnson Miami (FL) Ind 8 5 0 .615
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
41 Bill Curry Georgia Tech ACC 6 4 1 .591
42 Leon Burtnett Purdue Big Ten 7 5 0 .583
43 Gerry Faust Notre Dame Ind 7 5 0 .583
44 Bill Yeoman Houston SWC 7 5 0 .583
45 Bruce Arians Temple Ind 6 5 0 .545
46 Rich Brooks Oregon Pac-10 6 5 0 .545
47 John Cooper Tulsa MVC 6 5 0 .545
48 Claude Gilbert San Jose State PCAA 6 5 0 .545 W-L-T adjusted to 7-4 by NCAA.
49 Al Groh Wake Forest ACC 6 5 0 .545
50 Dick MacPherson Syracuse Ind 6 5 0 .545
51 Joe Paterno Penn State Ind 6 5 0 .545
52 Sam Robertson Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 6 5 0 .545
53 Jackie Sherrill Texas A&M SWC 6 5 0 .545
54 Jim Walden Washington State Pac-10 6 5 0 .545
55 Chuck Stobart Utah WAC 6 5 1 .542
56 Al Kincaid Wyoming WAC 6 6 0 .500
57 George Perles Michigan State Big Ten 6 6 0 .500
58 Bo Schembechler Michigan Big Ten 6 6 0 .500
59 Jim Sweeney Fresno State PCAA 6 6 0 .500 W-L-T adjusted to 7-5 by NCAA.
60 Dick Crum North Carolina ACC 5 5 1 .500
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
61 Rey Dempsey Memphis Ind 5 5 1 .500
62 Charley Pell Florida SEC 1 1 1 .500
63 Jack Elway Stanford Pac-10 5 6 0 .455
64 Mike Gottfried Kansas Big 8 5 6 0 .455
65 Jack Harbaugh Western Michigan MAC 5 6 0 .455
66 George MacIntyre Vanderbilt SEC 5 6 0 .455
67 Ray Perkins Alabama SEC 5 6 0 .455
68 Darryl Rogers Arizona State Pac-10 5 6 0 .455
69 Grant Teaff Baylor SWC 5 6 0 .455
70 Billy Brewer Mississippi SEC 4 6 1 .409
71 Brian Burke Ohio MAC 4 6 1 .409
72 Lee Corso Northern Illinois MAC 4 6 1 .409
73 Gary Tranquill Navy Ind 4 6 1 .409
74 Doug Scovil San Diego State WAC 4 7 1 .375 W-L-T adjusted to 5-6-1 by NCAA.
75 Emory Bellard Mississippi State SEC 4 7 0 .364
76 Jim Carmody Southern Mississippi Ind 4 7 0 .364
77 Bob Cope Pacific PCAA 4 7 0 .364 W-L-T adjusted to 5-6 by NCAA.
78 Lou Holtz Minnesota Big Ten 4 7 0 .364
79 Jerry Moore Texas Tech SWC 4 7 0 .364
80 Tim Rose Miami (OH) MAC 4 7 0 .364
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
81 Dick Scesniak Kent State MAC 4 7 0 .364
82 Mike Sheppard Long Beach State PCAA 4 7 0 .364 W-L-T adjusted to 5-6 by NCAA.
83 Joe Lee Dunn New Mexico WAC 4 8 0 .333
84 Jim Dickey Kansas State Big 8 3 7 1 .318
85 Foge Fazio Pittsburgh Ind 3 7 1 .318
86 Warren Powers Missouri Big 8 3 7 1 .318
87 Ray Door Southern Illinois MVC 3 8 0 .273
88 Wally English Tulane Ind 3 8 0 .273
89 Leon Fuller Colorado State WAC 3 8 0 .273
90 Tom Reed North Carolina State ACC 3 8 0 .273
91 Dwight Wallace Ball State MAC 3 8 0 .273
92 Jim Criner Iowa State Big 8 2 7 2 .273
93 Jim Harkema Eastern Michigan MAC 2 7 2 .273
94 Joe Avezzano Oregon State Pac-10 2 9 0 .182
95 Ron Chismar Wichita State MVC 2 9 0 .182 W-L-T adjusted to 3-8 by NCAA.
96 Dave Currey Cincinnati Ind 2 9 0 .182
97 Ed Emory East Carolina Ind 2 9 0 .182
98 Dennis Green Northwestern Big Ten 2 9 0 .182
99 Joe Kapp California Pac-10 2 9 0 .182
100 Steve Sloan Duke ACC 2 9 0 .182
Rk Coach School Conf W L T Pct Notes
101 Bob Weber Louisville Ind 2 9 0 .182
102 Bill Yung Texas-El Paso WAC 2 9 0 .182
103 Fred Zechman New Mexico State PCAA 2 9 0 .182 W-L-T adjusted to 3-8 by NCAA.
104 Watson Brown Rice SWC 1 10 0 .091
105 Bill McCartney Colorado Big 8 1 10 0 .091
106 Chris Pella Utah State PCAA 1 10 0 .091 W-L-T adjusted to 2-9 by NCAA.
107 Bill Mallory Indiana Big Ten 0 11 0 .000