Frank Solich isn't the only former high-level BCS coach to find a new role on a less prominent stage. Five others are making the adjustment, with mixed results
The highlight of Bowden's career was an 11--0 season at Auburn in 1993. After stops in the broadcast booth and at North Alabama, he's now in his first season with the Zips, who lost last Saturday to Bowling Green 24--10 to fall to 1--5.
Coker once sat atop college football, leading Miami to the 2001 national title before the Hurricanes let him go after a 6--6 finish in '06. He has something special brewing with the Roadrunners, who are making their WAC debut: They're 5--0 after beating New Mexico State 35--14.
Davie went 35--25 at Notre Dame from 1997 to 2001, then was a TV analyst for a decade before taking over the Lobos, who were 1--11 in '11. The rebuilding project is off to a promising start: New Mexico is 3--3 following a 35--14 defeat of Texas State.