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ERIC Number: EJ1079183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Playoffs & Payoffs: The College Football-Coaching Carousel
Hoffman, Jennifer Lee
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v47 n5 p37-42 2015
The circulation of head football coaches is a well-established practice, and with it, salary costs are significantly outpacing other spending as institutions compete in the pursuit of prestige. This movement of college football coaches is known in the popular press as the "coaching carousel." The carousel is a fitting metaphor for a system that regularly rotates head coaches among the nation's elite public universities. What drives this coaching carousel, and will it turn faster as schools compete for a chance to play in the new college football playoff? This article describes conditions that drive head coaches from one school to another and the ways in which research universities use college football to compete for status and prestige in the broader higher education landscape.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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