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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FBS Hot Coaching Names: Nov. 12 Update

It’s our third Hot Coaching Names update for the 2017 season here at College Football America Yearbook. These are just some of the coaches that could be in for a head-coaching job at the end of the season. Some appeared in our yearbook. Others have been added this season. But before we get updated, we’ll note that Butch Jones’ tenure at Tennessee has finally come to an and after he…

November 14, 2017
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A RoadTrip RoundTable: More coaching changes to come in SEC

College Football America Publisher Kendall Webb, Editor-in-Chief Matthew Postins and Associate Publisher Chuck Cox discuss the SEC Coaching Carousel including the bold move in Gainesville this week. Did Florida really just fire Jim McElwain? Kendall: I’m still shaking my head at how fast that all came down. It looks like Coach Mac may have stretched the truth a little over the death threats thing, and if he did, that’s a…

November 3, 2017
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Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 10

Half of 78 postseason spots accounted for with 39 teams at six or more wins After a topsy-turvy week that included several upsets, 11 more teams reached six victories to increase the total number of bowl-eligible teams to 39, exactly half of the 78 available spots in bowl games, including the four College Football Playoff teams. Twenty-five more teams are one win away from bowl eligibility heading into this week’s…

October 31, 2017
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FBS Hot Coaching Names: Oct. 25 Update

In the Hot Coaching Names portion of our College Football America 2017 Yearbook I pointed out coaches, both head coach and assistant, that may have a shot at a head coaching job somewhere else in 2018. For instance, Lincoln Riley was on our list at press time before Bob Stoops went and retired at Oklahoma. So things can change quickly for some of the coaches we have listed here. Below…

October 25, 2017
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Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 7

Seven Teams Reach Six Victories, Clinch Bowl Eligibility All seven teams that had a chance to reach the six-win mark last weekend came through with flying colors. Clemson (Atlantic Coast Conference), Penn State (Big Ten), San Diego State (Mountain West), Washington and Washington State (Pac-12) and Alabama and Georgia (Southeastern) all rolled to wins to become the first teams to reach bowl eligibility this season. There are now 71 more…

October 12, 2017
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Maxwell Football Club adds to Maxwell, Bednarik Watch Lists

Courtesy of the Maxwell Football Club The Maxwell Football Club today announced the expansion of its 2017 Watch Lists for both the 81st Maxwell Award and the 23rd Chuck Bednarik Award. The original lists were comprised of players who were selected based on their performances during the 2016 season. As the 2017 season has progressed, the Club believes that several additional players warrant attention because of their noteworthy play. Maxwell…

October 10, 2017
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Bowl Eligibility Report: Week 6

Who Will Be Going Bowling This Season? We’re About to Start Finding Out As hard as it might be to believe, seven teams could become bowl eligible with a sixth victory this weekend. Clemson (Atlantic Coast Conference), Penn State (Big Ten), San Diego State (Mountain West), Washington and Washington State (Pac-12) and Alabama and Georgia (Southeastern) are all off to 5-0 starts to the season. USF (American Athletic Conference) is…

October 6, 2017
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The Road Report: College Football America Week 6

The Road Report is College Football America/RoadTripSports.com Publisher Kendall Webb’s weekly review of the college football landscape – from the major colleges of the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision to the small colleges of the NCAA’s Division II and III along with the NAIA and the junior colleges of the NJCAA and CCCAA. Things settled down a bit in Week 5 with most of the top favorites taking care of business…

October 5, 2017
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