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2018-19 NCAA FBS Coaching Changes Thread

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This thread will try to update itself on the most recent changes with all head coaching positions.

Seven firings as of this post, with one job with the successor already named.

Officially announced vacancies are highlighted in red, and officially announced replacements will be highlighted in blue. Interim coaches will not be listed.

 

 

Bowling Green: Mike Jinks---->Scot Loeffler

Kansas: David Beatty----->Les Miles

Maryland: DJ Durkin---->Mike Locksley

Louisville: Bobby Petrino---->Scott Satterfield

Texas State: Everett Withers---->Jake Spavital

Colorado: Mike MacIntyre---->Mel Tucker

Charlotte: Brad Landers---->Will Healy

Western Kentucky: Mike Sanford---->Tyson Helton

North Carolina: Larry Fedora---->Mack Brown

UMass: Mark Whipple---->Walt Bell

Texas Tech: Kliff Kingsbury----> Matt Wells

Central Michigan: John Bonamego---->Jim McElwain

East Carolina: Scottie Montgomery---->Mike Houston

Utah State:  Matt Wells ---->Gary Andersen

Georgia Tech: Paul Johnson----->Geoff Collins

Kansas State: Bill Snyder----->Chris Klienman

Akron: Terry Bowden----->

Liberty: Turner Gill----->Hugh Freeze

Ohio State: Urban Meyer----->Ryan Day

Temple: Geoff Collins----->

Appalachian State: Scott Satterfield----->

 

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UMass fires Mark Whipple

Central Michigan fires John Bonamego

North Carolina fires Larry Fedora

Texas Tech fires Kliff Kingsbury

 

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So the grass eater fancies himself a miracle worker now, eh?  I'd imagine a coach who valued his sanity would run away in sheer terror from the KU job.

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16 hours ago, Discrimihater said:

So the grass eater fancies himself a miracle worker now, eh?  I'd imagine a coach who valued his sanity would run away in sheer terror from the KU job.

Probably wants to avoid another year of Dos Equis commercials. 

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UNC brought back Mack Brown because the college football needs to give checks to more ancient men I guess.

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2 minutes ago, RichO said:

UNC brought back Mack Brown because the college football needs to give checks to more ancient men I guess.

And it probably saved them money too. Surprisingly, he's the same age as Nick Saban! He might get you a few more 3 and 4 stars in the door, but who's going to be coaching them? By the time he left Texas he was viewed almost like Jerry Lewis. Roll him out in front of the boosters a couple times a year to raise some money for the athletic department and make sure he gets to the sidelines on Saturdays. 

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1 hour ago, MJWalker45 said:

And it probably saved them money too. Surprisingly, he's the same age as Nick Saban! He might get you a few more 3 and 4 stars in the door, but who's going to be coaching them? By the time he left Texas he was viewed almost like Jerry Lewis. Roll him out in front of the boosters a couple times a year to raise some money for the athletic department and make sure he gets to the sidelines on Saturdays. 

His buyout is reportedly VERY low and after the need to pay Fedora $12M with $3M to be paid on or by January 15, 2019, they're just buying time for ACC Network money to start flowing.

 

Law firm HKM has many of the contracts.

https://hkm.com/football/contracts/larry-fedora/

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Louisville has enough issues, I'd avoid it too. 

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Matt Wells to Texas Tech?

Seems early for him to move.  Could've waited, even with Early Signing Day in three weeks.

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19 hours ago, dfwabel said:

Matt Wells to Texas Tech?

Seems early for him to move.  Could've waited, even with Early Signing Day in three weeks.

 

I get it: Higher profile school, better-paying job, bending the truth for the sake of PR, yada, yada, yada. He pronounced his loyalty to Utah State and said that it would take something big to pull him away (implying a school bigger than Texas Tech nad that he would have to think long and hard about it, given his ties to Utah State). He then takes a couple coordinators with him and rumor has it that his brother is already trying to recruit would-be USU Aggies to Texas Tech. What really gets me is that Utah State hasn’t even been selected to a bowl game and he’s already flown the coop.

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Updated to past post with news from Ohio State, Liberty, and Louisville.

 

And of course, Liberty is to be interested in Hugh Freeze.

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20 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

Updated to past post with news from Ohio State, Liberty, and Louisville.

 

And of course, Liberty is to be interested in Hugh Freeze.

How did he not get a show cause?!?!

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4 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

How did he not get a show cause?!?!

He had a one-year show-cause, I believe. Seems like it should have been as long as the Ole Miss bowl ban (or longer), though I guess it effectively was.

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Mike Locksley to Maryland.

Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, who was named the Broyles Award winner Tuesday as the top assistant coach in college football, has been hired as Maryland's next head football coach, the school announced Tuesday night.

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