Career Leaders and Records for Bowl Losses

Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rk Coach L School Notes
1LaVell Edwards14Brigham Young
2Tom Osborne13Nebraska
3Frank Beamer12Virginia Tech
Bear Bryant12Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Texas A&M
Joe Paterno12Penn State
Bo Schembechler12Miami (OH), Michigan
7Bobby Bowden10Florida State, West Virginiarecord adjusted to 346-123-4 by NCAA
Vince Dooley10Georgia
Nick Saban*10Alabama, LSU, Michigan State, Toledorecord adjusted to 243-65-1 by NCAA
Bill Snyder10Kansas State
Steve Spurrier10Duke, Florida, South Carolina
George Welsh10Navy, Virginia
13John Cooper9Arizona State, Ohio State, Tulsa
Hayden Fry9Iowa, North Texas, SMUrecord adjusted to 233-177-10 by NCAA
Rocky Long*9New Mexico, San Diego State
Don Nehlen9Bowling Green State, West Virginia
Frank Solich*9Nebraska, Ohio
Bob Stoops9Oklahoma
19Fred Akers8Purdue, Texas, Wyoming
Chris Ault8Nevada
Mack Brown*8North Carolina, Texas, Tulane
Jerry Claiborne8Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia Tech
Kirk Ferentz*8Iowa
Lou Holtz8Arkansas, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, William & Mary
Paul Johnson8Georgia Tech, Navyrecord adjusted to 127-89-0 by NCAA
Mike Leach*8Texas Tech, Washington State
R.C. Slocum8Texas A&M
John Vaught8Ole Miss
29Rod Carey*7Northern Illinois, Temple
Lloyd Carr7Michigan
Doug Dickey7Florida, Tennessee
Bill Dooley7North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forestrecord adjusted to 162-126-5 by NCAA
Dennis Erickson7Arizona State, Idaho, Miami (FL), Oregon State, Washington State, Wyoming
Phillip Fulmer7Tennesseerecord adjusted to 152-52-0 by NCAA
Pat Hill7Fresno State
Ralph Jordan7Auburnrecord adjusted to 176-83-6 by NCAA
Johnny Majors7Iowa State, Pitt, Tennessee
Bronco Mendenhall*7Brigham Young, Virginia
Mark Richt7Georgia, Miami (FL)
Darrell Royal7Mississippi State, Texas, Washington
Joe Tiller7Purdue, Wyoming
42Mike Bellotti6Oregon
Art Briles6Baylor, Houston
Frank Broyles6Arkansas, Missouri
Fisher DeBerry6Air Force
Ken Hatfield6Air Force, Arkansas, Clemson, Rice
Woody Hayes6Ohio State
Sonny Lubick6Colorado Staterecord adjusted to 109-73-0 by NCAA
Bill Mallory6Colorado, Indiana, Miami (OH), Northern Illinoisrecord adjusted to 168-129-4 by NCAA
Bill McCartney6Colorado
Charles McClendon6LSUrecord adjusted to 137-59-7 by NCAA
Les Miles*6Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma State
George O'Leary6UCF, Georgia Tech
Gary Patterson*6Texas Christian
Chris Petersen*6Boise State, Washington
Bobby Petrino6Arkansas, Louisville, Western Kentucky
Rich Rodriguez6Arizona, Michigan, West Virginia
Jackie Sherrill6Mississippi State, Pitt, Texas A&M, Washington Staterecord adjusted to 180-120-4 by NCAA
John Smith6Arkansas, Louisville, Michigan State, Utah State
Larry Smith6Arizona, Missouri, USC, Tulane
Rick Stockstill*6Middle Tennessee State
Dabo Swinney*6Clemson
Tommy Tuberville6Auburn, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Texas Tech
Tommy West6Clemson, Memphis
65Bret Bielema5Arkansas, Wisconsin
Tommy Bowden5Clemson, Tulane
Jeff Bower5Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 119-83-1 by NCAA
Earle Bruce5Colorado State, Iowa State, Ohio State
Troy Calhoun*5Air Force
Jim Carlen5South Carolina, Texas Tech, West Virginia
Mark Dantonio*5Cincinnati, Michigan State
Spike Dykes5Texas Tech
Larry Fedora5North Carolina, Southern Mississippi
Pat Fitzgerald*5Northwestern
Mike Gundy*5Oklahoma State
Jim Harbaugh*5Michigan, Stanford
Dana Holgorsen*5Houston, West Virginia
Don James5Kent State, Washingtonrecord adjusted to 178-76-3 by NCAA
Brian Kelly*5Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Notre Damerecord adjusted to 124-59-0 by NCAA
Jerry Kill5Minnesota, Northern Illinois
John Mackovic5Arizona, Illinois, Texas, Wake Forest
Gus Malzahn*5Arkansas State, Auburn
Bob Neyland5Tennessee
Ken Niumatalolo*5Navy
Houston Nutt5Arkansas, Boise State, Ole Miss
Mike Price5UTEP, Washington State
Ben Schwartzwalder5Syracuse
Barry Switzer5Oklahoma
89Barry Alvarez4Wisconsinrecord adjusted to 119-74-4 by NCAA
Blake Anderson*4Arkansas State
Gary Barnett4Colorado, Northwesternrecord adjusted to 85-82-1 by NCAA
Rich Brooks4Kentucky, Oregonrecord adjusted to 131-155-4 by NCAA
Dave Clawson*4Bowling Green State, Wake Forest
David Cutcliffe*4Duke, Ole Miss
Bob Davie*4New Mexico, Notre Dame
Butch Davis*4Florida International, Miami (FL), North Carolinarecord adjusted to 86-59-0 by NCAA
Darrell Dickey4Memphis, North Texas
Bobby Dodd4Georgia Tech
Terry Donahue4UCLArecord adjusted to 144-81-8 by NCAA
Randy Edsall*4Connecticut, Maryland
Don Faurot4Iowa Pre-Flight, Missourirecord adjusted to 110-80-10 by NCAA
Dennis Franchione4Alabama, New Mexico, Texas A&M, Texas Christian, Texas State
James Franklin*4Penn State, Vanderbilt
Todd Graham4Arizona State, Pitt, Rice, Tulsa
Walt Harris4Pacific, Pitt, Stanford
Jimmy Johnson4Miami (FL), Oklahoma State
Glen Mason4Kansas, Kent State, Minnesota
Dutch Meyer4Texas Christian
Mike Norvell*4Memphis
George Perles4Michigan Staterecord adjusted to 68-67-4 by NCAA
Gary Pinkel4Missouri, Toledo
Dick Sheridan4Furman, North Carolina State
Charlie Strong*4Florida, Louisville, South Florida, Texas
Grant Teaff4Baylor
Jim Tressel4Ohio Staterecord adjusted to 94-21-0 by NCAA
Tyrone Willingham4Notre Dame, Stanford, Washington
Bill Yeoman4Houston
118Steve Addazio*3Boston College, Temple
Gary Andersen*3Oregon State, Utah State, Wisconsin
Major Applewhite3Houston
Bill Arnsparger3LSU
Emory Bellard3Mississippi State, Texas A&M
Larry Blakeney3Troy
Mike Bobo*3Colorado State
John Bonamego3Central Michigan
Matt Campbell*3Iowa State, Toledo
Jason Candle*3Toledo
Chris Creighton*3Eastern Michigan
Bill Cubit3Illinois, Western Michigan
Bill Curry3Alabama, Georgia Tech, Kentucky
Tim DeRuyter3Fresno State, Texas A&M
Bob Devaney3Nebraska, Wyoming
Dan Devine3Arizona State, Missouri, Notre Damerecord adjusted to 173-56-9 by NCAA
Karl Dorrell3UCLA
Danny Ford3Arkansas, Clemsonrecord adjusted to 122-59-5 by NCAA
Henry Frnka3Tulane, Tulsa
Justin Fuente*3Memphis, Virginia Tech
Chan Gailey3Georgia Tech
Al Golden3Miami (FL), Temple
Andy Gustafson3Miami (FL), Virginia Tech
Dan Hawkins3Boise State, Colorado
Clay Helton*3USC
Brady Hoke3Ball State, Michigan, San Diego State, Tennessee
Skip Holtz*3East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, South Florida
Frank Howard3Clemson
June Jones3Hawaii, SMU
Jim Lambright3Washington
Seth Littrell*3North Texas
Steve Logan3East Carolina
Abe Martin3Texas Christian
Ron McBride3Utah
Dan McCarney3Iowa State, North Texasrecord adjusted to 79-116-0 by NCAA
John McKay3USC
Ruffin McNeill3East Carolina, Texas Tech
Urban Meyer3Bowling Green State, Florida, Ohio State, Utah
Rick Minter3Cincinnati
Bernie Moore3LSU
Joe Morrison3Chattanooga, New Mexico, South Carolina
Will Muschamp*3Florida, South Carolina
Pat Narduzzi*3Pitt
Jess Neely3Clemson, Rice
Rick Neuheisel3Colorado, UCLA, Washington
Paul Pasqualoni3Connecticut, Syracuserecord adjusted to 111-77-1 by NCAA
Bo Pelini3Nebraska
Charley Pell3Clemson, Florida
James Phelan3Missouri, Purdue, Saint Mary's (CA), Washington
Matt Rhule*3Baylor, Temple
Lincoln Riley*3Oklahoma
Mike Riley3Nebraska, Oregon State
Paul Roach3Wyoming
George Sauer3Baylor, Kansas, Navy
David Shaw*3Stanford
Carl Snavely3Bucknell, Cornell, North Carolina
Bruce Snyder3Arizona State, California, Utah Staterecord adjusted to 125-106-6 by NCAA
Dennis Stolz3Bowling Green State, Michigan State, San Diego State
Kevin Sumlin*3Arizona, Houston, Texas A&M
Jock Sutherland3Lafayette, Pitt
Jeff Tedford*3California, Fresno State
Ted Tollner3San Diego State, USC
Dick Tomey3Arizona, Hawaii, San Jose State
Pappy Waldorf3California, Kansas State, Northwestern, Oklahoma State
Randy Walker3Miami (OH), Northwesternrecord adjusted to 96-81-5 by NCAA
Mike White3California, Illinoisrecord adjusted to 82-71-4 by NCAA
Kyle Whittingham*3Utah
Ron Zook3Florida, Illinois
186William Alexander2Georgia Tech
Tom Allen*2Indiana
Tom Amstutz2Toledo
Tim Beckman2Illinois, Toledo
Jack Bicknell2Boston College
Terry Bowden2Akron, Auburn
Billy Brewer2Louisiana Tech, Ole Missrecord adjusted to 77-67-4 by NCAA
Tim Brewster2Minnesota
Milt Bruhn2Wisconsin
Wallace Butts2Georgia
Pete Carroll2USCrecord adjusted to 83-19-0 by NCAA
Len Casanova2Oregon, Pitt, Santa Clara
Pete Cawthon2Texas Tech
Paul Chryst*2Pitt, Wisconsin
Bill Clark*2UAB
Larry Coker2Miami (FL), UTSA
Bobby Collins2SMU, Southern Mississippirecord adjusted to 90-45-3 by NCAA
Jeff Cravath2Denver, San Francisco, USC
Mario Cristobal*2Florida International, Oregon
Eddie Crowder2Colorado
Dick Crum2Kent State, Miami (OH), North Carolina
Paul Dietzel2Army, LSU, South Carolina
Dave Doeren*2North Carolina State, Northern Illinois
Edward Doherty2Arizona, Arizona State, Holy Cross, Xavier
Red Drew2Alabama, Birmingham-Southern, Ole Miss
Mike DuBose2Alabama
Ernie Duplechin2McNeese State
Pat Dye2Auburn, East Carolina, Wyoming
Sonny Dykes*2California, Louisiana Tech, SMU
Jack Elway2San Jose State, Stanford
Don Fambrough2Kansasrecord adjusted to 35-50-5 by NCAA
Foge Fazio2Pitt
Jimbo Fisher*2Florida State, Texas A&M
P.J. Fleck*2Minnesota, Western Michigan
Kyle Flood2Rutgers
Ed Foley2Temple
Hugh Freeze*2Arkansas State, Liberty, Ole Miss
Ralph Friedgen2Maryland
Vince Gibson2Kansas State, Louisville, Tulanerecord adjusted to 75-98-2 by NCAA
Ray Goff2Georgia
Jim Grobe2Baylor, Ohio, Wake Forest
Al Groh2Virginia, Wake Forest
Wayne Hardin2Navy, Temple
Bryan Harsin*2Arkansas State, Boise State
Bill Hess2Ohio
Jay Hopson*2Southern Mississippi
Cac Hubbard2Denver
Butch Jones2Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Tennessee
Joey Jones2South Alabama
Chip Kelly*2Oregon, UCLA
Lane Kiffin*2Florida Atlantic, USC, Tennessee
J.T. King2Texas Tech
Kliff Kingsbury2Texas Tech
Dirk Koetter2Arizona State, Boise State
Steve Kragthorpe2Louisville, Tulsa
Jim Leavitt2South Florida
Pete Lembo2Ball State
Tim Lester*2Western Michigan
Bill Lynch2Ball State, Indiana
Ben Martin2Air Force, Virginia
Chuck Martin*2Miami (OH)
Derek Mason*2Vanderbilt
Dave McClain2Ball State, Wisconsin
Jim McElwain*2Central Michigan, Colorado State, Florida
Greg McMackin2Hawaii
David McWilliams2Texas, Texas Tech
John Michelosen2Pitt
Joe Moorhead*2Mississippi State
Jim Mora2UCLA
Dell Morgan2Texas Tech
Dan Mullen*2Florida, Mississippi State
Hal Mumme2Kentucky, New Mexico State
Homer Norton2Centenary (LA), Texas A&M
Thomas Nugent2Florida State, Maryland, Virginia Military Institute
Tom O'Brien2Boston College, North Carolina State
Mike O'Cain2North Carolina State
Barry Odom*2Missouri
Ara Parseghian2Northwestern, Notre Dame
Bill Peterson2Florida State, Rice
John Pont2Indiana, Miami (OH), Northwestern, Yale
Warren Powers2Missouri, Washington Staterecord adjusted to 53-37-3 by NCAA
Tommy Prothro2Oregon State, UCLA
Bob Pruett2Marshall
Jeff Quinn2Buffalo, Central Michigan, Cincinnati
John Ralston2San Jose State, Stanford, Utah State
Paul Rhoads2Iowa State
Pepper Rodgers2Georgia Tech, Kansas, UCLA
Bobby Ross2Army, Citadel, Georgia Tech, Maryland
Red Sanders2UCLA, Vanderbilt
Steve Sarkisian2USC, Washington
Paul Schudel2Ball State
Randy Shannon2Florida, Miami (FL)
Mike Sherman2Texas A&M
Steve Sloan2Duke, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt
Kirby Smart*2Georgia
Frank Spaziani2Boston College
Bill Stewart2West Virginia
Mark Stoops*2Kentucky
Mike Stoops2Arizona
Jim Sweeney2Fresno State, Washington Staterecord adjusted to 170-133-4 by NCAA
Jim Tatum2Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma
Lou Tepper2Illinois
Frank Thomas2Alabama
Tiny Thornhill2Stanford
Bob Toledo2Pacific, Tulane, UCLA
Wallace Wade2Alabama, Duke
Pop Warner2Carlisle, Cornell, Pitt, Stanford, Temple
Charlie Weis2Kansas, Notre Dame
Matt Wells*2Texas Tech, Utah State
Bud Wilkinson2Oklahoma
Kevin Wilson2Indiana
Bowden Wyatt2Arkansas, Tennessee, Wyoming