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There are 13 FBS coaches who in 2005 got their first FBS head coaching jobs (11 of them got their first 4-year school head coaching jobs that year, and 2 others got their first FBS school head coaching jobs that year--they previously were coaches at 4-year schools in lower divisions). Here are their records:
22-10 Bronco Mendenhall, BYU
20-13, Kyle Whittingham, Utah
20-13 Charlie Weis, Notre Dame
*18-14 Bill Cubit, Western Michigan (He was previously head coach at Widener—Division III. Western Michigan was his first FBS job)
*16-16 Skip Holtz, E. Carolina (He was previously head coach Connecticut before it was FBS. East Carolina was his first FBS job)
16-16 Mike Gundy, Okla. St.
14-16 Dave Wannstedt, Pitt
13-18 Shane Montgomery, Miami,Ohio
9-21 Mark Snyder , Marshall
9-22 Ed Orgeron, Mississippi
7-24 Greg Robinson, Syracuse
6-25 Mike Sanford, UNLV
4-26 Brent Guy, Utah St.