Coaching Carousel 2021

Crimson1967

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Yes, it is starting after just one week. Randy Edsall of Connecticut announced he is retiring at the end of the season.

They lost to FCS Holy Cross yesterday to make them 0-2 on the season. After not playing last year, he is 6-32 in his second stint since 2016. Previously, he went 74-70 there 1999-2010 and 22-34 at Maryland 2011-2015.




Clay Helton fired at USC on September 13 after a 42-28 loss to Stanford. He was 1-1 this year and 0-1 in the PAC 12. He was 46-24 and 36-13 since becoming head coach in 2015.




Georgia Southern fires Chad Lunsford on September 26. He was 1-3 this season and 0-1 in the Sun Belt. Overall he was 28-21 and 17-14 in the Sun Belt since becoming head coach in the middle of the 2017 season.


Ed Orgeron to step down at LSU at the end of the season. He is 4-3 this year and 2-2 in the SEC. Since taking over in the middle of 2016, he is 49-17 and 30-14. Including his time at Ole Miss and USC, he is 65-44, 33-25 in SEC play. He won the national championship in 2019.


Nick Rolovich fired at Washington State on October 18 for refusing to get a COVID vaccine. He was 4-3 this year and 3-2 in the PAC-12. Including a shortened 2020 season he is 5-6 and 4-5 at WSU. With his time at Hawaii, he is 33-33 as a head coach. Jake Dickert is the interim coach.
 
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Crimson1967

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List of 2021 coaching changes
  • Randy Edsall (Connecticut) - Announced on September 5 he is retiring at the end of the season. On September 6 it was announced he was stepping down immediately. Defensive coordinator Lou Spanos will serve as interim coach.

  • Clay Helton (USC)-Fired on September 13. Donte Williams named interim coach.

  • Chad Lunsford (Georgia Southern)-Fired on September 26. Cornerbacks coach Kevin Whitley named interim coach.

  • Ed Orgeron (LSU)-Announced on October 17 he is stepping down at the end of the season.

  • Nick Rolovich (Washington State)-Fired on October 19. Defensive co-ordinator Jeff Dickert is named interim coach.
 
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Saban4Ever

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I will venture to bet that Ed O's name is being muttered behind closed doors by some important people at LSU.
Maybe he will get fired a few hours after Bama beats LSU by double digits. lol.
The only thing about that though, is if they get a better coach/coaches... then they will be more competitive. In my opinion, he has such low character, he should not be representing a major school anyway. And, how much coaching does he really do on the sidelines?
 
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BamaFanatJSU

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And, how much coaching does he really do on the sidelines?
Has Orgeron ever been considered a good "coach"? I'm talking legitimate, on-field, tactical ability. I know he's always been a hell of a recruiter - and that can mask a multitude of deficiencies in actual ability considering how important it is - but does he have (or has he ever had) any actual coaching chops?
 

deliveryman35

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A lot of scuttlebutt being thrown around about Coach O amongst LSU fans that I know, and none of it good. IF half of it is true he'll be gone at the end of the year. LSU has won three NC's with three different coaches in the last 20 years--sort of like the Miami Hurricanes of '80's-'00's. I attribute it mainly to being right in the middle of a talent hotbed more than anything else. Had Saban stayed he would have maintained it, but Miles/Coach O both just fell into a good situation.
 
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jthomas666

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Has Orgeron ever been considered a good "coach"? I'm talking legitimate, on-field, tactical ability. I know he's always been a hell of a recruiter - and that can mask a multitude of deficiencies in actual ability considering how important it is - but does he have (or has he ever had) any actual coaching chops?
Great recruiter, great DL coach. Past that, he's got nothing.
 

CB4

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A lot of scuttlebutt being thrown around about Coach O amongst LSU fans that I know, and none of it good. IF half of it is true he'll be gone at the end of the year. LSU has won three NC's with three different coaches in the last 20 years--sort of like the Miami Hurricanes of '80's-'00's. I attribute it mainly to being right in the middle of a talent hotbed more than anything else. Had Saban stayed he would have maintained it, but Miles/Coach O both just fell into a good situation.
Let’s face it. Ogre had little to do with that 2019 championship. It was a lightning in a bottle situation. A transfer QB has a once in a life time season directed by an offensive coordinator whose philosophy matched the talent around him.

He’s exactly what the LSU faithful deserve.
 

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LSU isn’t getting Jimbo. I suspect Freeze and Kiffin are 1 and 2.
Agree on Jimbo.

Regarding Freeze and Kiffin, I agree that the fanbase might want them.

But each has exhibited behavior in the past that would present elevated risk for a school already up to its neck in Title IX criminal investigations and civil suits. So I’m not so sure the AD or president would go for either.

A swing through a couple of LSU boards shows a nasty division between the fanbase, and how the fanbase views the administration.

Thing is, if you think about who would realistically come to Baton Rouge, the pickings are pretty slim. As much of a buffoon as O is, going out on the market to replace him is no easy task.

If they do fire O (and they should, though I’m not at all convinced they will), I’ll buy popcorn to watch the ensuing movie.
 
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