University of Toledo head football coach Gary
Pinkel was one of 21 coaches singled out by
American Football Monthly as a "hot college coach"
in 2000 in the magazine's August issue. American Football
Monthly is the official magazine of the American Football
The article cited Pinkel's record of
success in his nine seasons at Toledo, and also mentioned his
experience as an assistant at Washington. The article went
on to say that by year's end, Pinkel "may have his choice in
what job he wants next," telling readers to watch out for
Toledo this season.
Pinkel is 63-36-3 in nine years at Toledo.
He ranks first in career wins at UT, and sixth overall in
Mid-American Conference history.