NCAA Football: Updates on the Coaching Carousel

Just a little update on the hirings and firings from the past few weeks. Also, this was a really good article on the current coaching Carousel.

South Carolina-Believe it or not, the Gamecocks hired now former DC for Auburn, Will Muschamp as their new head coach. Like it or not, some coaches feel that this hiring was not the best of choices. Muschamp had a disappointing season and the DC for Auburn this season as Auburn only won 6 games.

N. Texas-North Texas has hired  NC assistant coach Seth Littrell as head coach.

Illinois-Ultimately not on the list anymore, Bill Cubit has been retained as Illinois’ coach for the next two seasons as he recently signed a new contract. Cubit was named interim coach after the firing of former head coach Tim Beckman. Cubit was Beckman’s assistant head coach and OC.

Memphis-The Tigers have reportedly hired Arizona State OC Mike Norvell as head coach.

Virginia Tech-On Nov. 1, Frank Beamer announced that this season at Virginia Tech would be his last. As of today, Memphis Head coach Justin Fuente was announced to be the team’s next head coach.

Iowa State-On November 22, Iowa State fired head coach Paul Rhoads after a 38-35 loss to Kansas state. Rhoads finishes his term 32-55. Not on the list anymore after Toledo’s head coach Matt Campbell took over the helm.

USC-Head coach Steve Sarkisian was forced into a leave of absence after a 17-12 loss to Washington, but was ultimately fired on October 12 due to an alcohol problem. Clay Helton took over as interim coach and went 5-2 in his campaign.

Missouri-After being diagnosed with Lymphoma in May, Gary Pinkel has decided to step down as Missouri’s head coach. The Tigers have promoted DC Barry Odom to head coach.

Virginia-The Cavaliers have hired BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall.

Miami (FL)-It didn’t take too long for Mark Rict to find a new home. The Hurricanes named him head coach just days after being fired by GA.

Rutgers-Rutgers fired head coach Kyle Flood today after a crazy season. Flood was suspended for 3 games and had 7 players arrested this season. Rutgers cleaned house and also fired AD Julie Hermann. Assistant Norris Wilson went 1-2 during Flood’s suspension.

Minnesota-Not on the list anymore. On October 28, Jerry Kill announced his immediate retirement due to health reasons, but ultimately the reigns were taken over by Kill’s long time assistant Tracy Claeys. On November 11, Claeys’ interim tag was dropped and signed a 3 year contract to ultimately take over as head coach.

Maryland-The Terps have hired Michigan DC D.J. Durkin as head coach.

Louisiana-Monroe-Head coach Todd Berry was canned after a 59-21 loss to Arkansas state dropped the team to a 1-9 record. D-Line coach John Mumford took over as interim coach and is currently 0-2 in his campaign.

Tulane-On November 28, Tulane fired head coach Curtis Johnson after a 3-9 season. According to sources, Tulane has hired Georgia Southern head coach Willie Fritz.

UCF-According to multiple reports, the Knights have hired Oregon OC Scott Frost as head coach.

Toledo- Toledo has promoted OC Jason Candle to the head coaching job.

Syracuse-The “Cuse” has hired former Bowling Green head coach Dino Babers.

Hawaii-On November 1, head coach Norm Chow was canned after the Rainbow Warriors went 2-7 on the season after a home squashing against Air Force. Not on the list anymore, but Former Hawaii QB and assistant coach Nick Rolovich was announced on 11/27 as Hawaii’s newest head coach.

Bowling Green-Bowling Green lost head Coach Dino Babers to the open Syracuse Job. BG has hired coach Mike Jinks as head coach.

Georgia-The Bulldogs have hired Alabama’s DC Kirby Smart as head coach.

Georgia Southern-Now on the vacancy list after Willie Fritz left for Tulane.

BYU-Probably the one of the most shocking vacancies on the list after coach Mendenhall left for Virginia.

ECU-ECU has fired head coach Ruffin McNeil; A Fox report says that the leading candidate for the job is Duke OC Scottie Montgomery.

Texas State-Dennis Franchione has decided to retire.

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