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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2017 FBS Coaching Carousel: Nov. 30 update

Welp, here we go. Chip Kelly is a UCLA Bruin, Dan Mullen is a Florida Gator and there is so much more. In fact, 14 FBS jobs have turned over so far. The first real dominoes in the 2017-18 FBS Coaching Carousel fell on Thanksgiving weekend. I’m here to break down and analyze all of the moves and the remaining openings since our last update on Nov. 30 (updated as…

December 1, 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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Hot Seat Coaches: Nov. 6 update

This is our third Hot Seat Coaches edition for the 2017 season. In the College Football America 2017 Yearbook I highlighted our Hot Seat Coaches for this year. Now, no one likes to see a coach get fired (well, maybe some of you do). But there are realities to college football. Head coach is a performance-based job and if your team doesn’t perform, well, that can sometimes lead to a…

November 6, 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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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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Marshall thunders past Middle Tennessee 38-10

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY: Marshall Thundering Herd 38, Middle Tennessee 10 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — It was supposed to a big night in ‘the ‘Boro’ for the hometown Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders with an ESPN2 crew and a 5-1 Marshall team coming to town last Friday night. It turned out to be a big disappointment instead as the visiting Thundering Herd left town with a 38-10 romp. It was the Blue Raiders’ annual ‘Blackout’ game,…

October 25, 2017
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North Texas drives 98 yards late to beat UTSA 29-26

FACEBOOK GAMEDAY GALLERY: North Texas Mean Green 29, UTSA Roadrunners 26 DENTON, Texas — The North Texas Mean Green scored with just 10 seconds remaining to slip past the UTSA Roadrunners 29-26 Saturday at Apogee Stadium. But this wasn’t just any last-second drive. UTSA had taken the lead on a 46-yard Jalen Rhodes touchdown reception from Dalton Sturm with 5:07 to play. The ensuing drive by North Texas started at…

October 17, 2017
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FBS Hot Seat Coaches: Oct. 16 Update

This is our second Hot Seat Coaches edition for the 2017 season. In the College Football America 2017 Yearbook I highlighted our Hot Seat Coaches for this year. Now, no one likes to see a coach get fired (well, maybe some of you do). But there are realities to college football. Head coach is a performance-based job and if your team doesn’t perform, well, that can sometimes lead to a…

October 16, 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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