College football coaching carousel: Tracker, analysis, grades on coach changes, 2023-24 firings and hirings

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Substantive coaching changes are part of the annual college football offseason cycle. With the early signing period becoming pivotal, athletic directors have pushed forward their timelines, not just when it comes to hiring coaches but firing them as well. Despite that, it took 11 weeks into the 2023 season for an FBS coach to be fired for their on-field performance, the latest that has happened in recent memory.

Disaster struck for Jimbo Fisher (Texas A&M), Zach Arnett (Mississippi State) and Andy Avalos (Boise State), who were all fired after their Week 11 games despite Fisher and Avalos winning their last contests in dominant fashion. In other words, their fates were decided before kickoff.

There are also two open jobs due to coaches being fired for cause — Mel Tucker at Michigan State, Pat Fitzgerald at Northwestern — and another due to the retirement of Brady Hoke at San Diego State.

Again, this process is just getting started. Here’s a look at the coaching carousel as it continues to spin. Grades will eventually be added once coaches begin to fill these vacancies.

College football coaching carousel

Notable retentions, extensions


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Author : Barrett Sallee

Publish date : 2023-11-13 19:17:48

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