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2015 NCAA FBS Coaching Changes Thread

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As there was a firing during Week 1 of the season, the announcement of the return of UAB football and the high probability that Randy Edsall will be dismissed this weekend, we might as well have this thread for 2015 (and give page hits to Rousell Brothers).

If a question mark is near a name, then that coach is rumored or there has been speculation that they will soon leave that position, or be the replacement for someone who has left or could be leaving.

Officially announced vacancies are highlighted in red, and officially announced replacements are highlighted in blue.

Interim Head Coaches are not listed in this thread, as they may not necessarily be named as the permanent replacements for vacancies. Arrangements where a university may designate a "coach-in-waiting" to take over on a future date when a current coach leaves will also not be listed.

If there are any other changes or additions to be made based on what you've been reading or seeing, please post them for addition to Post #1.

To recap, here are the number of changes in the last five seasons.

2014: 15 (We will count Tim Beckman with this year's coaches)

2013: 19

2012: 30

2011: 27

2010: 23

Illinois: Tim Beckman (fired on 8/28)---------->Bill Cubit (hired on 11/28) (fired on 3/5/2016)-------->Lovie Smith (hired on 3/7)

North Texas: Dan McCarney (fired on 10/10)---------->Seth Littrell (hired on 12/7)

Maryland: Randy Edsall (fired on 10/11)---------->DJ Durkin (hired on 12/2)

USC: Steve Sarkisian (fired on 10/12)---------->Clay Helton (hired on 11/30)

South Carolina: Steve Spurrier (resigned on 10/12)---------->Will Muschamp (hired 12/7)

UCF: George O'Leary (retired on 10/25)---------->Scott Frost (hired on 12/1)

Miami: Al Golden (fired on 10/25)---------->Mark Richt (hired 12/4)

Minnesota: Jerry Kill (retired on 10/28)---------->Tracy Claeys (hired on 11/11)

Virginia Tech: Frank Beamer (retired on 11/1)---------->Justin Fuente (hired on 11/29)

Hawai'i: Norm Chow (fired on 11/1)---------->Nick Rolovich (hired on 11/27)

Missouri: Gary Pinkel (resigned 11/13)---------->Barry Odom (hired 12/3)

Louisiana-Monroe: Todd Berry (fired 11/14)---------->Matt Viator (hired 12/14)

Iowa State: Paul Rhoads (fired 11/22)---------->Matt Campbell (hired on 11/29)

Syracuse: Scott Shafer (fired 11/23)---------->Dino Babers (hired 12/6)

Tulane: Curtis Johnson (fired 11/28)---------->Willie Fritz (hired 12/12)

Virginia: Mike London (resigned 11/29)---------->Bronco Mendenhall (hired 12/4)

Georgia: Mark Richt (resigned 11/29)---------->Kirby Smart (hired 12/7)

Toledo: Matt Campbell (resigned 11/29)---------->Jason Candle (hired 12/2)

Memphis: Justin Fuente (resigned 11/29)---------->Mike Norvell (hired 12/4)

Rutgers: Kyle Flood (fired 11/29)---------->Chris Ash (hired 12/7)

East Carolina: Ruffin McNeil (fired 12/4)---------->Scottie Montgomery (hired 12/13)

BYU: Bronco Mendelhall (resigned 12/4)-------->Kalani Sitake (hired 12/21)

Bowling Green: Dino Babers (resigned 12/6)---------->Mike Jinks (hired 12/8)

Georgia Southern: Willie Fritz (resigned 12/12)-------->Tyson Summers (hired 12/20)

Texas State: Dennis Franchione (retired 12/22)-------->Everett Withers (hired 1/6)

Ball State: Pete Lembo (resigned 12/22)-----------> Mike Neu (hired 1/7)

UTSA: Larry Coker (resigned 1/5)-------->Frank Wilson (hired 1/15)

Southern Miss: Todd Monken (resigned 1/23)-------->Jay Hopson (hired 1/31)

Baylor: Art Briles (fired 5/26)

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You might want to include Charlie Strong. Many people are talking about how he's on the hotseat for his team's performance. I personally don't think he will be fired this year (and he shouldn't), but I wouldn't be surprised if 2016 is his last year coaching at the University of Texas.

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Sark's gone. Probably anyway-the leave of absence because of alcoholism appears to be complicating the firing.

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Bump for Al Golden's performance and George O'Leary contract mess from the watch list.

Purdue's Darrell Hazel, Texas State's Dennis Franchione and UTSA's Larry Coker will also be added to the watch list.

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Mark Richt ought to be added to that list.

And his replacement should be Memphis's Justin Fuente. No way will Fuente be coaching at Memphis in 2016.

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Mark Richt ought to be added to that list.

And his replacement should be Memphis's Justin Fuente. No way will Fuente be coaching at Memphis in 2016.

I'll add him, but next week against Florida will be more telling.

As for Fuente, know that he is from Tulsa and played at OU, so he may just take raises at Memphis and wait for Stoops to leave.

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The last three games certainly haven't done Richt any favors.

Getting blasted at home to Alabama got the ball rolling on fans questioning if Richt can get the team to that next level. (He can't.) Losing a 21-point lead to a less-talented Tennessee team the next week got even more nay-sayers on-board. Then last week's dud on Homecoming Week against Missouri...a win, but not even scoring a touchdown or getting 10 points...didn't quiet down the masses.

A loss against Florida seals Richt's fate, I believe. Win the SEC, he keeps his job. Beat Florida but lose another game before the bowl game (even if it's the SEC Championship), Richt's likely out.

Fuente might love to coach at Oklahoma, but he's going to be The Hot Candidate come December. There's a lot of programs that can toss a lot of money his direction. And Oklahoma may not have a vacancy for a while.

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The last three games certainly haven't done Richt any favors.

Getting blasted at home to Alabama got the ball rolling on fans questioning if Richt can get the team to that next level. (He can't.) Losing a 21-point lead to a less-talented Tennessee team the next week got even more nay-sayers on-board. Then last week's dud on Homecoming Week against Missouri...a win, but not even scoring a touchdown or getting 10 points...didn't quiet down the masses.

A loss against Florida seals Richt's fate, I believe. Win the SEC, he keeps his job. Beat Florida but lose another game before the bowl game (even if it's the SEC Championship), Richt's likely out.

Fuente might love to coach at Oklahoma, but he's going to be The Hot Candidate come December. There's a lot of programs that can toss a lot of money his direction. And Oklahoma may not have a vacancy for a while.

There will be more openings, but currently there really is only one better gig for him in the he Power 5..Southern Cal.

South Carolina is a bad job. It is the #2 football school in a low population state and as the flagship state school, is harder to get into than Clemson. The classes which got them the 11 win years: 2009 (Gilmore, Holloman, Alshon Jeffery, DJ Swearinger) 2010 (Lattimore, Ace Sanders, Connor Shaw), 2011 (Clowney) were outliers for them in terms of getting in-state talent and in division, you're hoping to finish 3rd.

Maryland is the same job, but with a better recruiting base since both have an indoor facility "on the way".

For currently open gigs, Illinois is second best after Southern Cal.

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The last three games certainly haven't done Richt any favors.

Getting blasted at home to Alabama got the ball rolling on fans questioning if Richt can get the team to that next level. (He can't.) Losing a 21-point lead to a less-talented Tennessee team the next week got even more nay-sayers on-board. Then last week's dud on Homecoming Week against Missouri...a win, but not even scoring a touchdown or getting 10 points...didn't quiet down the masses.

A loss against Florida seals Richt's fate, I believe. Win the SEC, he keeps his job. Beat Florida but lose another game before the bowl game (even if it's the SEC Championship), Richt's likely out.

Fuente might love to coach at Oklahoma, but he's going to be The Hot Candidate come December. There's a lot of programs that can toss a lot of money his direction. And Oklahoma may not have a vacancy for a while.

Don't sleep on Matt Rhule of Temple. He will be a hot commodity too.

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The last three games certainly haven't done Richt any favors.

Getting blasted at home to Alabama got the ball rolling on fans questioning if Richt can get the team to that next level. (He can't.) Losing a 21-point lead to a less-talented Tennessee team the next week got even more nay-sayers on-board. Then last week's dud on Homecoming Week against Missouri...a win, but not even scoring a touchdown or getting 10 points...didn't quiet down the masses.

A loss against Florida seals Richt's fate, I believe. Win the SEC, he keeps his job. Beat Florida but lose another game before the bowl game (even if it's the SEC Championship), Richt's likely out.

Fuente might love to coach at Oklahoma, but he's going to be The Hot Candidate come December. There's a lot of programs that can toss a lot of money his direction. And Oklahoma may not have a vacancy for a while.

Don't sleep on Matt Rhule of Temple. He will be a hot commodity too.
Again, the current open jobs in the Power 5 are still BAD jobs. Southern Cal is the only good one and it's Top 3. Illinois is decent due to the division.

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Chip Kelly is going to USC mark it down

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VaTech needs an exit strategy from Frank Beamer ASAP.

That they do. They'll have a hell of a time getting to 6-6 this year and are only losing more of the best in-state recruits.

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Al Golden is pony boy

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