Tom Herman and Matt Rhule are among seven first-year head coaches in power conferences. They are the only two who have made fewer than 100 scholarship offers to 2018 recruits.
As of May 11, according to 247Sports, Power Five schools (and Notre Dame) have made an average of 176 offers. Herman's Texas Longhorns and Rhule's Baylor Bears are among 10 schools who've made fewer than 100 offers. They're the only two who have been in their position less than four years. Of those 10 sub-100-offer schools, four are led by coaches entering at least their 10th season (out of 11 total such coaches in the Power Five).
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Texas (80 offers) and Baylor (93) are the exception. They are well below both the average of 168 offers and median of 197 offers for first-year coaches. Three of the seven have made at last 210 offers: P.J. Fleck, Minnesota (210); Willie Taggart, Oregon (212); and Tom Allen, Indiana (273)
In all, there is a -0.29 correlation between the number of years a head coach has been in charge and the number of offers he makes, representing a weak negative correlation.
Coaches who've made fewer than 100 offers are entering their eighth year, on average. Coaches with 100-149 offers, 6.9 years; 150-199, 5.1; 200-249, 3.6; 250-299, 3.9; and 300 have 3.5 years.
With the exception of a slight jump at 200-249 to 250-299 (3.6 to 3.9), the average number of years for a head coach declines with the higher number of offers.
Here's a full breakdown of all the teams' 2018 total offers and the year which their head coach is entering.
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