The three oldest coaches in the FBS are a combined 17-0
- Published: Tuesday, 09 October 2012 12:00
- by Doug Samuels
We just saw a note a bit ago that the three oldest coaches in the FBS (Bill Snyder, Frank Solich and Steve Spurrier) have yet to lose a game this season.
Bill Snyder has his Kansas State (5-0, 2-0) squad hitting on all cylinders, putting up at least 35 points in all but one game this season. Their 5 wins include wins over Miami (52-13), Oklahoma (24-19 in Norman) and in state rival Kansas (56-16). So far this season, four of their five games have been at home, and they hit the road the next two weekends to take on Iowa State and West Virginia in back to back games.
Ohio (6-0, 2-0) and Frank Solich are also off to a fast start, winning their first six games including a season opening win over Penn State (24-14) and already have two conference wins under their belt as well, winning both games by a combined total of 10 points. Solich and the Bobcats have only one team on their remaining schedule with a winning record (the last week of the season against Kent State who is currently 4-1).
Steve Spurrier (6-0, 4-0) and the Gamecocks are the third team on the list of teams with a veteran coach yet to lose a game this season. After winning their season opener in a close one against Vanderbilt (17-13), South Carolina and the old ball coach have gone on to win their next five games by 21 points or more. Following their fourth SEC win last weekend against Georgia (35-7), the Gamecocks get to head to Baton Rouge Saturday to take on LSU.
Sometimes there's just no substitute for experience.