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1996 Coaches

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National Champion: Florida (AP, FWAA, NFF, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Danny Wuerffel (Florida)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bruce Snyder (Arizona State)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Florida

112 Coaches

Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
1 LaVell Edwards Brigham Young WAC 14 1 .933
2 Steve Spurrier Florida SEC 12 1 .923
3 Bobby Bowden Florida State ACC 11 1 .917
4 John Cooper Ohio State Big Ten 11 1 .917
5 Bruce Snyder Arizona State Pac-10 11 1 .917
6 Tom Osborne Nebraska Big 12 11 2 .846
7 Joe Paterno Penn State Big Ten 11 2 .846
8 Frank Beamer Virginia Tech Big East 10 2 .833
9 Mack Brown North Carolina ACC 10 2 .833
10 Gerry DiNardo Louisiana State SEC 10 2 .833
11 Phillip Fulmer Tennessee SEC 10 2 .833
12 Rick Neuheisel Colorado Big 12 10 2 .833
13 Bob Sutton Army Ind 10 2 .833
14 Joe Tiller Wyoming WAC 10 2 .833
15 Gene Stallings Alabama SEC 10 3 .769
16 Gary Barnett Northwestern Big Ten 9 3 .750
17 Butch Davis Miami (FL) Big East 9 3 .750
18 Hayden Fry Iowa Big Ten 9 3 .750
19 Jim Lambright Washington Pac-10 9 3 .750
20 Paul Pasqualoni Syracuse Big East 9 3 .750
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
21 Bill Snyder Kansas State Big 12 9 3 .750
22 Jeff Tisdel Nevada Big West 9 3 .750
23 Charlie Weatherbie Navy Ind 9 3 .750
24 Jeff Bower Southern Mississippi CUSA 8 3 .727
25 Lou Holtz Notre Dame Ind 8 3 .727
26 Steve Logan East Carolina Ind 8 3 .727
27 Ted Tollner San Diego State WAC 8 3 .727
28 Terry Bowden Auburn SEC 8 4 .667
29 Lloyd Carr Michigan Big Ten 8 4 .667
30 Bill Lynch Ball State MAC 8 4 .667
31 Ron McBride Utah WAC 8 4 .667
32 Don Nehlen West Virginia Big East 8 4 .667
33 Ken Hatfield Rice WAC 7 4 .636
34 Gary Pinkel Toledo MAC 7 4 .636
35 Barry Alvarez Wisconsin Big Ten 8 5 .615
36 John Mackovic Texas Big 12 8 5 .615
37 Spike Dykes Texas Tech Big 12 7 5 .583
38 Kim Helton Houston CUSA 7 5 .583
39 Sonny Lubick Colorado State WAC 7 5 .583
40 George Welsh Virginia ACC 7 5 .583
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41 Tommy West Clemson ACC 7 5 .583
42 Tyrone Willingham Stanford Pac-10 7 5 .583
43 Mike Bellotti Oregon Pac-10 6 5 .545
44 Gary Crowton Louisiana Tech Ind 6 5 .545
45 Fisher DeBerry Air Force WAC 6 5 .545
46 Dennis Franchione New Mexico WAC 6 5 .545
47 Rick Minter Cincinnati CUSA 6 5 .545
48 Brad Scott South Carolina SEC 6 5 .545
49 John Smith Utah State Big West 6 5 .545
50 Chris Tormey Idaho Big West 6 5 .545
51 Randy Walker Miami (OH) MAC 6 5 .545
52 Jim Grobe Ohio MAC 6 6 .500
53 Steve Mariucci California Pac-10 6 6 .500
54 John Robinson Southern California Pac-10 6 6 .500
55 Nick Saban Michigan State Big Ten 6 6 .500
56 R.C. Slocum Texas A&M Big 12 6 6 .500
57 Pokey Allen Boise State Big West 1 1 .500
58 Watson Brown Alabama-Birmingham Ind 5 6 .455
59 Ron Cooper Louisville CUSA 5 6 .455
60 Jim Donnan Georgia SEC 5 6 .455
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
61 Mark Duffner Maryland ACC 5 6 .455
62 Dick Flynn Central Michigan MAC 5 6 .455
63 Gene McDowell Central Florida Ind 5 6 .455
64 George O'Leary Georgia Tech ACC 5 6 .455
65 Mike Price Washington State Pac-10 5 6 .455
66 Tom Rossley Southern Methodist WAC 5 6 .455
67 Jackie Sherrill Mississippi State SEC 5 6 .455
68 Bob Simmons Oklahoma State Big 12 5 6 .455
69 Matt Simon North Texas Big West 5 6 .455
70 Larry Smith Missouri Big 12 5 6 .455
71 Nelson Stokley Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 5 6 .455
72 Bob Toledo UCLA Pac-10 5 6 .455
73 Dick Tomey Arizona Pac-10 5 6 .455
74 Tommy Tuberville Mississippi SEC 5 6 .455
75 Ed Zaunbrecher Louisiana-Monroe Ind 5 6 .455
76 Dan Henning Boston College Big East 5 7 .417
77 Gary Blackney Bowling Green State MAC 4 7 .364
78 John Bobo Arkansas State Ind 4 7 .364
79 Bill Curry Kentucky SEC 4 7 .364
80 Danny Ford Arkansas SEC 4 7 .364
Rk Coach School Conf W L Pct Notes
81 Johnny Majors Pittsburgh Big East 4 7 .364
82 Glen Mason Kansas Big 12 4 7 .364
83 Lee Owens Akron MAC 4 7 .364
84 David Rader Tulsa WAC 4 7 .364
85 Chuck Reedy Baylor Big 12 4 7 .364
86 Rip Scherer Memphis CUSA 4 7 .364
87 Pat Sullivan Texas Christian WAC 4 7 .364
88 Jim Sweeney Fresno State WAC 4 7 .364
89 Jim Wacker Minnesota Big Ten 4 7 .364
90 John Blake Oklahoma Big 12 3 8 .273
91 Jim Caldwell Wake Forest ACC 3 8 .273
92 Jim Colletto Purdue Big Ten 3 8 .273
93 Bill Mallory Indiana Big Ten 3 8 .273
94 Mike O'Cain North Carolina State ACC 3 8 .273
95 Rick Rasnick Eastern Michigan MAC 3 8 .273
96 John Ralston San Jose State WAC 3 9 .250
97 Charlie Bailey Texas-El Paso WAC 2 9 .182
98 Jim Corrigall Kent State MAC 2 9 .182
99 Ron Dowhower Vanderbilt SEC 2 9 .182
100 Dan McCarney Iowa State Big 12 2 9 .182
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101 Al Molde Western Michigan MAC 2 9 .182
102 Jerry Pettibone Oregon State Pac-10 2 9 .182
103 Terry Shea Rutgers Big East 2 9 .182
104 Buddy Teevens Tulane CUSA 2 9 .182
105 Lou Tepper Illinois Big Ten 2 9 .182
106 Fred Vonappen Hawaii WAC 2 10 .167
107 Tom Mason Boise State Big West 1 9 .100
108 Ron Dickerson Temple Big East 1 10 .091
109 Jim Hess New Mexico State Big West 1 10 .091
110 Joe Novak Northern Illinois Ind 1 10 .091
111 Jeff Horton Nevada-Las Vegas WAC 1 11 .083
112 Fred Goldsmith Duke ACC 0 11 .000