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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The FBS Coaching Carousel (11/25/2015)

College Football America returns to the FBS Coaching Carousel to update you on changes since our last update on Nov. 18: Iowa State parted ways with Paul Rhoads and Syracuse fired Scott Shafer. The Rhoads firing is interesting in that he had several years left on a contract extension and the Cyclones are on the hook for that. But Rhoads hasn’t had a winning season since 2009 and hasn’t gone…

November 26, 2015
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The FBS Coaching Carousel

Well, we at College Football America had to take a little time off to go out and cover some ball games. But it’s time to get you caught up on the coaching changes that have been made since our last update on Oct. 26: Missouri coach Gary Pinkel will retire at the end of this year. Pinkel’s decision stems from his May diagnosis of lymphoma. Through a statement, he told…

November 18, 2015
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