Top 10 Most Successful Coaching Retreads


When it comes to recycling, nobody is as good at it as the coaching profession. If you have a decent track record at some point of your career, there's always a chance that you'd find work somewhere down the line, even if you've been away from the game for a year or three, doing TV, writing a novel or just hanging out with the family.

Just in the last few weeks, several coaches who had spent the 2011 season anywhere but on a sideline were lured back into the business. Ohio State hired Urban Meyer; Arizona got Rich Rodriguez; Washington State scooped up Mike Leach; and UCLA tabbed Jim Mora. The NFL isn't immune, either, with Jeff Fisher getting the nod in St. Louis, while names such as Jon Gruden and Bill Cowher are still being madly tossed about.

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