2017-18 FBS Coaching Carousel: Dec. 13 Update

Well, it’s all bowl games and the College Football Playoff now in FBS. And the coaching carousel is starting to slow down a bit. So, let’s get you up to date with hiring news and analysis for head-coaching moves as of Dec. 13. Hirings Tennessee: Finally, a head coach. Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt accepted the job just after my last update went to the site. He is southern through…

December 15, 2017
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2017 FBS Coaching Carousel: Dec. 6 Update

With just the Army-Navy game this weekend, the FBS Coaching Carousel for 2017-18 is spinning out of control. More jobs have been filled, but that also means that more jobs are coming open as big-time programs put a premium on sitting head coaches. So, let’s get you up to date with hiring news and analysis for head-coaching moves as of Dec. 6. Hirings Texas A&M: Jimbo Fisher resigned from Florida…

December 7, 2017
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FBS Coaching Carousel: Nov. 20 Update

The FBS Coaching Carousel is one week away from spinning full tilt, as the Thanksgiving Weekend represents the end of the regular season for most conferences. It’s time to update you on the openings that exist as of Nov. 20. We’ll start with the ones that have come open since our last update the Week of Oct. 30. UCLA: The Bruins fired Jim Mora Jr. on Sunday, after UCLA lost…

November 22, 2017
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2017-18 FBS Coaching Carousel: Oct. 30 Update

The FBS Coaching Carousel is starting to gather some steam, and it leads off with a big firing (and it’s a strange one). It’s time to update you on the openings that exist as of Oct. 30. We’ll start with the ones that have come open since our last update the Week of Oct. 9. Florida: Jim McElwain is out at Florida after less than three seasons. He leaves the…

November 1, 2017
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2017-18 FBS Coaching Carousel: Oct. 9 Update

Surprisingly, there hasn’t been an FBS firing at this point in the 2017 season. But we have had some movement on the FBS Coaching Carousel, so it’s time for an update. We’ve updated our Hot Seat Coaches and our Hot Coaching Names, and we’ll get back to those soon. But for now, we need to update you on the openings that exist as of Oct. 9. Right now, there are…

October 12, 2017
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FBS Coaching Carousel: Fickell, Kiffin return to head coaching ranks

Today the 2016 FBS Coaching Carousel is in full spin. As of December 12 there have been 17 job changes, 15 of which have been filled. We’ll start with the new openings and the new hirings since our last update on December 5 (the hiring of Baylor’s Matt Rhule). Hirings Cincinnati: Luke Fickell will finally get the chance to lead a program, and not on an interim basis. The Bearcats…

December 13, 2016
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2016 FBS Coaching Carousel: Baylor hires Temple’s Matt Rhule as head coach

Today the 2016 FBS Coaching Carousel is in full spin. As of Dec. 6 there have been 16 job changes, seven of which have been filled. Hiring/Departure Baylor: Baylor hired Temple head coach Matt Rhule on Tuesday. Rhule led Temple for four seasons, building the Owls into a conference champion this season after defeating Navy in the American Athletic Conference championship game on Saturday. Rhule’s first season in Temple in…

December 7, 2016
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2016 FBS Coaching Carousel (November 28)

Today the 2016 FBS Coaching Carousel is in full spin. As of November 28 there have been 11 job changes. We’ll start with the four jobs that have already been filled. Texas: The most important job on the market. Texas fired Charlie Strong, who went 16-21 in three seasons, after the loss to TCU on Thanksgiving weekend. The Longhorns hired Tom Herman, who went 22-4 in two seasons at the…

November 28, 2016
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2016 FBS Coaching Carousel: LSU’s Les Miles among first two casualties

The Mad Hatter is unemployed. LSU fired Les Miles Sunday. Miles was one of two head coaches to lose his job on Sunday, representing two early additions to the 2016 FBS Coaching Carousel, as FIU’s Ron Turner was also fired. Miles was close to being fired at the end of last year but retained his job. Apparently a 2-2 start was too much for LSU to take. Their losses —…

September 25, 2016
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The FBS Coaching Carousel (12/9/2015)

College Football America tackles all of the recent head-coaching hirings below, in alphabetical order by school: Georgia: Kirby Smart (former Alabama defensive coordinator) Smart will be busy a few more weeks, as the Crimson Tide are in the College Football Playoff. But this is clearly what Smart has been waiting for, as he’s been considered a top candidate for a head-coaching job for at least three years. He’s a former…

December 9, 2015
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