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College Football Coaching Carousel 2017

It has been a crazy past couple of weeks for this year’s coaching carousel. Coach O replaces Les Miles; Tom Herman the new coach of Texas; Matt Rhule to Baylor? Who else saw these changes coming? Want to know who went were? I’ve got you covered:

LSU-Les Myles is out and coach Ed Orgeron is in. Coach “O” has had a head coaching gig at Ole Miss and also had a few coaching stints with Tennessee and USC under Lane Kiffin.

Texas-Charlie Strong is out and former Houston coach Tom Herman is in. On the day that it was projected that Tom Herman would become the next coach for Texas, Herman lost to Memphis. Herman was the Ohio State OC for a few years before taking over for Houston in 2015.

Temple-Matt Rhule is out at Temple and former Florida DC Geoff Collins has been named the head coach. Rhule was 28-23 at Temple and left for the vacant Baylor position.

Purdue-Purdue fired head coach Darrell Hazell after 6 games into the season and WR/RC coach Gerad Parker took over as interim coach. Hazell went 9-33 in his tenure. Western Ky coach Jeff Brohm took over as head coach.

Indiana-Coach Kevin Wilson is out after 6 seasons with the Hoosiers after reports alleged he mistreated players, and forced one to play with a back injury. Wilson went 26-47. DC Tom Allen was named interim coach; however, he had the interim tag removed and signed a deal with the Hoosiers.

Oregon-Mark Helfrich is out as coach after a disappointing 4-8 season with the Ducks. While with Oregon, Helfrich went 37-16 as Chip Kelly’s predecessor. The Ducks hired former Western KY and USF coach Willie Taggart as head coach. While with USF, Taggart went 24-25, and has a head coaching record of 40-45.

USF-As mentioned above, Taggart is out as coach and in is Charlie Strong after going 16-21 at Texas. Strong has a career record of 57-37 as head coach.

FAU-Charlie Partridge is out at FAU after 3 mediocre seasons that saw him go a dismal 9-27. Former Oakland Raiders, Tennessee and USC head coach and Alabama OC Lane Kiffin has replaced Partridge.

Houston-As mentioned above, Tom Herman is out and current OC Major Applewhite is in as head coach.

Western KY-As stated above, Jeff Brohm left to take over the head coaching duties of Purdue. In is former Notre Dame OC Mike Sanford.

Cincinnati-After his 4th season, coach Tommy Tuberville is out after piling up a 29-22 record; in is former Ohio State co DC/LB Luke Fickell. Fickell took over as interim coach at Ohio State when former coach Jim Tressel had to serve a suspension for “tatoogate.” During this time, Fickell went 6-7 as interim coach.

San Jose State-Ron Caragher is out and former Oregon State receivers coach Brent Brennan is in as head coach. Caragher went 19-30 in 4 seasons with the Spartans, and only had 1 winning season.

FIU-Ron Turner is out as head coach of FIU and in is former North Carolina Coach Butch Davis. Turner was fired after 4 games into the season, and posted a 10-30 record, never having a winning season.

Georgia State-Trent Miles is out at GA State and former South Carolina OC/OL/interim coach Shawn Elliot is in. Miles went 29-74 during his tenure and never posted a winning season. In his first season, Miles went a dismal 0-12. Elliot went 1-5 during his stint as interim coach…after taking over for former coach Steve Spurrier.

Fresno State-Tim DeRuyter is out and Jeff Tedford is in. DeRuyter went 30-30 in his 5 years with the program. DeRuyter was fired on October 23 after a 1-7 start. Tedford last coached for Cal in 2012 and has a career record of 82-57.

Nevada- Brian Polian is out as head coach and Jay Norvell is in. Polian went 23-27 in 4 seasons with the Wolf Pack, and had only 2 winning seasons. Norvell has been WR’s and TE’s coach in the NFL with the Colts and Raiders respectively, and has had several career stints as receivers coach and OC.

UConn-It was just announced that UConn Huskies coach Bob Diaco was fired after going 11-26 in 3 seasons with the Huskies.




If Today Was the NFL Draft 2017: Rd 7

219.San Francisco 49ers(2-14)(from Cleveland)-Dieugot Joseph, OT, FIU

220.Washington Redskins (from San Francisco 49ers)-Joe Williams, RB, Utah

221.Chicago Bears(3-13)-Bryan Cox. DE. Florida

222.Jacksonville Jags(3-13)-Lorenzo Jerome, SS, St. Francis (PA)

223.Miami Dolphins(10-7)-(from L.A. Rams)-Marzuez White, CB, Florida State

224.NY Jets(5-11)-Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina

225.L.A. Chargers(5-11)-Dylan Donahue, OLB, West Georgia

226.Seattle Seahawks(11-6-1)(from Carolina)-Montae Nicholson, SS, Michigan State

227.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-Jake Elliot, K, Memphis

228.Dallas Cowboys(13-4)(from Buffalo)-Jeremy Clark, CB, Michigan

229.N.O. Saints(7-9)-Ben Braden, OG, Michigan

230.Philadelphia Eagles(7-9)-Elijah Lee, OLB, Kansas State

231.Arizona Cardinals(7-8-1)-I’Tavius Mathers, RB, MTSU

232.Minnesota Vikings(8-8)-Ishmael Zamora, WR, Baylor

233.Carolina Panthers(6-10)(from Indianapolis)-Nate Iese, FB, UCLA

234.L.A. Rams(4-12)(from Baltimore)-Jason Croom, WR/TE, Tennessee

235.Washington Redskins(8-7-1)-Justin Davis, RB, USC

236.Tennessee Titans(9-7)-Ben Boulware, ILB, Clemson

237.Tampa Bay Bucs(9-7)-Ezra Robinson, CB, Tennessee State

238.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Hardy Nickerson, ILB, Illinois

239.New England Patriots(17-2)(from Detroit)-AAron Jones, RB, UTEP

240.Jacksonville Jags(3-13)(from Miami)-Jalen Reeves-Maybin, OLB, Tennessee

241.NY Giants(11-6)-Cethan Carter, TE, Nebraska

242.Oakland Raiders(12-5)-Harvey Langi, ILB, BYU

243.Houston Texans(10-8)-Blake Jarwin, TE, Oklahoma State

244.Oakland Raiders(12-5)(from Seattle)-Alek Torgersen, QB, Penn

245.K.C. Chiefs(12-5)-Kent Perkins, OT, Texas

246.Dallas Cowboys(13-4)-Avery Gennesy, OT/OG, TX A&M

247.Green Bay Packers(12-7)-Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, TX A&M

248.Pittsburgh Steelers(13-6)-Trevor Knight, QB, TX A&M

249.Atlanta Falcons(13-6)-Seth Russell, QB, Baylor

250.Detroit Lions(9-8)(from New England)-Riley Bullough, ILB, Michigan State

251c.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-Sefo Liufau, QB, Colorado

252c.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Keion Jones, DE, Western Michigan

253c.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Dylan Bradley, DT, Southern Miss





If Today Was the NFL Draft 2017: Rd 6

185.Cleveland Browns(1-15)-Jeremy Cutrer, CB, MTSU

186.Baltimore Ravens(8-8)-(from San Francisco)-Matthew Dayes, RB, NC State

187.Jacksonville Jags(3-13)-Dan Skipper, OT, Arkansas

188.Cleveland (from Houston)(from Chicago)-Keionta Davis, DE, Tennessee-Chattanooga

189.L.A. Rams(4-12)-Matt Milano, OLB, Boston College

190.L.A. Chargers(5-11)-D.J. Jones, DT, Ole Miss

191.NY Jets(5-11)-De’Angelo Henderson, RB, Coastal Carolina

192.Carolina Panthers(6-10)-Tedric Thompson, SS, Colorado

193.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-Brenden Langley, CB, Lamar

194.Philadelphia Eagles(7-9)-Jon Toth, OC, Kentucky

195.Buffalo Bills(7-9) -Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss

196.N.O. Saints(7-9)-Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, DT, USC

197.Arizona Cardinals(7-8-1)-Connor Harris, ILB, Lindenwood

198.San Francisco 49ers(2-14)(from Baltimore)-Zane Gonzalez, K, Arizona State

199.Minnesota Vikings(8-8)-Charles Walker, DT, Oklahoma

200.New England Patriots (17-2)from Indianapolis)-Eric Saubert, TE, Drake

201.Washington Redskins(8-7-1)-C.J. Beathard, QB, Iowa

202.San Francisco 49ers (from Denver Broncos)-Brandon Wilson, CB, Houston

203.Denver Broncos(9-7)(from Tennessee)-Elijah McGuire, RB, UL Lafayette

204.Tampa Bay Bucs(9-7)-Andrew Eide, OT, BYU

205.Detroit Lions(9-8)-Samson Ebukam, OLB, Eastern Washington

206.L.A. Rams(4-12)-(from Miami)-Channing Stribling, CB, Michigan

207.NY Giants(11-6)-Michael Roberts, TE, Toledo

208.Oakland Raiders(12-5)-Tanner Vallejo, ILB, Boise State

209.Washington Redskins(8-7-1)(from Houston)-Sam Rogers, FB, Virginia Tech

210.Seattle Seahawks(11-6-1)-Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Georgia

.K.C. Chiefs(12-5)-(forfeit pick)-no pick

211.Dallas Cowboys(13-4)-T.J. Logan, RB, North Carolina

212.Green Bay Packers(12-7-)-Corey Clement, RB, Wisconsin

213.Pittsburgh Steelers(13-6)-Damien Mama, OG, USC

214.Tennessee Titans(9-7)(from Atlanta)-Erik Austell, OG, Charleston Southern

215.Detroit Lions(9-8)(from New England)-Tarik Cohen, RB, North Carolina A&T

216c.K.C. Chiefs(12-5)-Aarion Penton, CB, Mizzou

217c.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-Ejuan Price, OLB, Pittsburgh



If Today Was the NFL Draft 2017: Rd 5

145.Cleveland Browns(1-15)-Jamaal Williams, RB, BYU

146.San Francisco 49ers(2-14)-Jonnu Smith, TE, FIU

147.Chicago Bears(3-13-Josh Dobbs, QB, Tennessee

148.Jacksonville Jags(3-13)-Corn Elder, CB, Miami (FL)

149.L.A. Rams(4-12)-Deatrich Wise Jr., DE, Arkansas

150.NY Jets(5-11)-Delano Hill, FS, Michigan

151.L.A. Chargers(5-11)-Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech

152.Carolina Panthers(6-10)-Erik Magnuson, OT, Michigan

153.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-Tanzel Smart, DT, Tulane

154.Washington Redskins(8-7-1)(from New Orleans)-Dauane Smoot, DE, Illinois

155.Philadelphia Eagles(7-9)-Ben Gedeon, ILB, Michigan

156.Buffalo Bills(7-9)-Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming

157.Arizona Cardinals(7-8-1)-Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, Arkansas

158.Indianapolis Colts(8-8)-Brian Allen, CB, Utah

159.Baltimore Ravens(8-8)-Mack Hollins, WR, North Carolina

160.Minnesota Vikings(8-8)-Jordan Evans, OLB, Oklahoma

161.San Francisco 49ers (2-14)(from Washington)-Jarron Jones, DT, Notre Dame

162.Tampa Bay Bucs(9-7)-Jeremy McNichols, RB, Boise State

163.New England Patriots(17-2)(from Denver)-Dylan Cole, OLB, Missouri State

164.Tennessee Titans(9-7)-Erik Magnuson, OT, Michigan

165.Detroit Lions(9-8)-Cole Hikutini, TE, Louisville

166.Miami Dolphins(10-7)-Joe Mathis, DE, Washington

167.NY Giants(11-6)–Marquel Lee, ILB/OLB, Wake Forest

168.Oakland Raiders(12-5)-Donnel Pumphrey, RB, San Diego State

169.Houston Texans(10-8)-Blair Brown, ILB, Ohio

Seattle Seahawks(11-6-1)-(forfeit pick)-no pick

170.K.C. Chiefs(12-5)-Sean Harlow, OG, Oregon State

171.Buffalo Bills(7-9)(from Dallas)-Jermaine Eluemunor, OG, TX A&M

172.Green Bay Packers(12-7-Sam Tevi, OT, Utah

173.Pittsburgh Steelers(13-6)-James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh

174.Atlanta Falcons(13-6)-KD Cannon, WR, Baylor

175.Cleveland Browns(1-15)(from New England)-Jeremiah Ledbetter, DT, Arkansas

176c.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-John Johnson, FS, Boston College

177c.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Hunter Dimick, DE, Utah

178c.Miami Dolphins(10-7)-Rayshawn Jenkins, FS, Miami (FL)

179c.Arizona Cardinals(7-8-1)-Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech

180c.K.C. Chiefs(12-5)-Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU

181c.Cleveland Browns(1-15)-Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State

182c.Green Bay Packers(12-7)-Jadar Johnson, SS, Clemson

183c.New England Patriots(17-2)-Kenny Golladay, WR, NIU

184c.Miami Dolphins(10-7)-Grover Stewart, DT, Albany State


If Today Was the NFL Draft 2017: Rd 4

108. Cleveland Browns(1-15)-Vince Biegel, OLB, Wisconsin

109.San Francisco 49ers(2-14)-Anthony Walker Jr., ILB, Northwestern

110.Jacksonville Jags(3-13)-Marlon Mack, RB, USF

111.Chicago Bears(3-13)-Danny Isidora, OG, Miami(FL)

112.L.A. Rams(4-12)-Nico Siragusa, OG, San Diego State

113.L.A. Chargers(5-11)-D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas

114.Washington Redskins(8-7-1)(from NYJ)-Justin Evans, SS, TX A&M

115.Carolina Panthers(6-10)-Kyle Fuller, OC, Baylor

116.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-Will Holden, OT, Vanderbilt

117.Chicago Bears(3-13)(from Buffalo)-Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma

118.New England Patriots(17-2)-(From N.O. Saints)-Xavier Woods, SS, La Tech

119.Philadelphia Eagles(7-9)-Carlos Watkins, DT, Clemson

120.Arizona Cardinals(7-8-1)-DeMarcus Walker, DE, Florida State

121.Minnesota Vikings(8-8)–Kendell Beckwith, ILB, LSU

122.Indianapolis Colts(8-8)-Shaquill Griffin, CB, UCF

123.Baltimore Ravens(8-8)-J.J. Dielman, OT, Utah

124.Washington Redskins(8-6-1)-Chad Wheeler, OT, USC

125.Tennessee Titans(9-7)-Howard Wilson, CB, Houston

126.Tampa Bay Bucs(9-7)-George Kittle, TE, Iowa

127.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Carroll Phillips, OLB, Illinois

128.Detroit Lions(9-8)-Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia

129.Minnesota Vikings(8-8)(from Miami)–Conor McDermott, OT, UCLA

130.Oakland Raiders(12-5)-Marcus Maye, FS, Florida

131.Houston Texans(10-8)–Eddie Vanderdoes, DT, UCLA

132.K.C. Chiefs(12-5)-Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh

Seattle Seahawks(11-6-1)(forfeit pick)

133.Dallas Cowboys(13-4)-Daeshon Hall, DE, TX A&M

134.Green Bay Packers(12-7)-Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE, Villanova

135.Pittsburgh Steelers(13-6)-Elijah Qualls, DT, Washington

136.Atlanta Falcons(13-6)-Jessamen Dunker, OG, Tennessee State

137.Indianapolis Colts(8-8)-(From New England)-Ryan Glasgow, DE/DT, Michigan

138.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-Josh Reynolds, WR, TX A&M

139c.Philadelphia Eagles(7-9)-(From Cleveland Browns)-Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pittsburgh

140c.NY Giants(11-6)-Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson

141c.L.A. Rams(4-12)-Rasul Douglas, CB, West Virginia

142c.Houston Texans(10-8)(from Cleveland)-Zach Banner, OG, USC

143c.San Francisco 49ers(2-14)-Jordan Morgan, OG, Kutztown

144c.Indianapolis Colts(8-8)-Trey Hendrickson, DE, FAU

If Today Was the NFL Draft 2017: Rd 3

65.Cleveland Browns(1-15)-Ethan Pocic, OC, LSU

66.San Francisco 49ers(2-14)-Chad Hansen, WR, California

67.Chicago Bears(3-13)-Evan Engram, WR/TE, Ole Miss

68.Jacksonville Jags(3-13)-Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami

69.L.A. Rams(4-12)-Budda Baker, FS, Washington

70.NY Jets(5-11)-Raekwon McMillan, ILB, Ohio State

71.L.A. Chargers(5-11)-Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan

72.New England Patriots(17-2)(from Carolina)-Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State

73.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma

74.Baltimore Ravens(8-8)(from Philadelphia)-Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan

75.Buffalo Bills(7-9) -Josh Jones, SS, NC State

76.N.O. Saints(7-9)-Desmond King, FS, Iowa

77.Arizona Cardinals(7-8-1)-Jaleel Johnson, DT, Iowa

78.Baltimore Ravens(8-8)-Eddie Jackson, SS, Alabama

79.Minnesota Vikings(8-8)-Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland

80.Indianapolis Colts(8-8)-Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy

81.Washington Redskins(8-7-1)-Josh Malone, WR, Tennessee

82.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Carlos Henderson, WR, La Tech

83.Tennessee Titans(9-7)–Gerald Everett, TE, South Alabama

84.Tampa Bay Bucs(9-7)-Nazair Jones, DT, North Carolina

85.Detroit Lions(9-8)-Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU

86.Minnesota Vikings(8-8)(from Miami)-Jalen Myrick, CB, Minnesota

87.NY Giants(11-6)-Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, Colorado

88.Oakland Raiders(12-5)-Duke Riley, OLB, LSU

89.Houston Texans(10-8)-Ryan Anderson, OLB, Alabama

90.Seattle Seahawks(11-6-1)-Sidney Jones, CB, Washington

91.K.C. Chiefs(12-5)-Vincent Taylor, DT, Oklahoma State

92.Dallas Cowboys(13-4)-Jake Butt, TE, Michigan

93.Green Bay Packers(12-7)-Dorian Johnson, OG, Pittsburgh

94.Pittsburgh Steelers(13-6)-Cam Sutton, CB/KR, Tennessee

95.Atlanta Falcons(13-6)-Alex Anzalone, OLB, Florida

96.New England Patriots(17-2)-Julie’n Davenport, OT, Bucknell

97c.Miami Dolphins(10-7)-Isaac Asiata, OG, Utah

98c.Carolina Panthers(6-10)-Tarell Basham, DE, Ohio

99c.Philadelphia Eagles(7-9)-(from Baltimore)-Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma

100c.Tennessee Titans(9-7)(from L.A. Rams)-Marcus Sanders-Williams, FS, Utah

101c.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson

102c.Seattle Seahawks(11-6-1)-Jayon Brown, ILB/OLB, UCLA

103c.N.O. Saints(7-9)(from New England)-Taywan Taylor, WR, Western KY

104c.K.C. Chiefs(12-5)-Derek Rivers, DE, Youngstown State

105c.Pittsburgh Steelers(13-6)-Tyler Orlosky, OC, West Virginia

106c.Seattle Seahawks(11-6-1)-Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo

107c.NY Jets(5-11)-David Sharpe, OT/OG, Florida




If Today Was the NFL Draft 2017: Rd 2

33. Cleveland Browns(1-15)-Obi Melifonwu, SS, Colorado

34. San Francisco 49ers(2-14)-Davis Webb, QB, California

35.Jacksonville Jags(3-13)-David Njoku, TE, Miami(FL)

36.Chicago Bears(3-13)-Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan

37.L.A. Rams(4-12)-Curtis Samuel, RB/WR, Ohio State

38.L.A. Chargers(5-11)-Roderick Johnson, OT, Florida State

39.NY Jets(5-11)-Adoree’ Jackson, CB/KR, USC

40.Carolina Panthers(6-10)-Forrest Lamp, OG, Western KY

41.Cinci Bengals(6-9-1)-Pat Elflein, OC, Ohio State

42.N.O. Saints(7-9)-Takkarist McKinley, DE/OLB, UCLA

43.Philadelphia Eagles(7-9)-Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

44.Buffalo Bills(7-9)-Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson

45.Arizona Cardinals(7-8-1)-Dan Feeney, OG, Indiana

46.Indianapolis Colts(8-8)-Tyus Bowser, OLB, Houston

47.Baltimore Ravens(8-8)-Charles Harris, DE, Mizzou

48.Minnesota Vikings(8-8)-Alvin Kamara, RB/KR, Tennessee

49.Washington Redskins(8-7-1)-Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn

50.Tampa Bay Bucs(9-7)-Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State

51.Denver Broncos(9-7)-Dion Dawkins, OT/OG, Temple

52.Cleveland Browns(1-15)(from Tennessee)-ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama

53.Detroit Lions(9-8)-Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida

54.Miami Dolphins(10-7)–Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama

55.NY Giants(11-6)-Larry Ogunjobi, DT, Charlotte

56.Oakland Raiders(12-5)-Chris Wormley, DT, Michigan

57.Houston Texans(10-8)-Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington

58.Seattle Seahawks(11-6-1)-Dalvin Tomlinson, DT, Alabama

59.K.C. Chiefs(12-5)-Jarrad Davis, ILB, Florida

60.Dallas Cowboys(13-4)-Montravius Adams, DT, Auburn

61.Green Bay Packers(12-7)-Jalen-“Teez” Tabor, CB, Florida

62.Pittsburgh Steelers(13-6)-JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC

63.Atlanta Falcons(13-6)-Fabian Moreau, CB, UCLA

64.Carolina Panthers(6-10)(from New England)-Zay Jones, WR, ECU