The AAC is in quite a unique situation when it comes to head coaches. It has proven to be a good breeding ground for coaches looking to pursue power conference positions. In the past two seasons, if a coach wasn’t fired or retired, all coaches leaving the conference took a job at a power conference program. This is the perfect stepping stone conference to a power conference job because it is arguably the top Group of Five conference with enough recruiting potential and opportunity to perform on a relatively big stage. The conference may see programs rise and fall quickly due to coaching turnover, but that also leads to new ideas and trends coming into the conference to help advance the on-field product as well.