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.


Matt Wells fired at Texas Tech on October 25. He was 5-3 this year and 2-3 in the Big XII. He is 13-17 and 7-16 since 2019. Including his six seasons at Utah State, he is 57-51. Offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie named interim coach.


Gary Patterson fired at TCU on October 31. He was 3-5 this year and 1-4 in the Big XII. Since taking over at the end of the 2000 season he is 181-79 and 113-59 in conference play. Jerry Kill named interim coach.


Clay Helton named coach at Georgia Southern on November 2.


Tom Arth fired at Akron on November 4. He is 2-7 this year and 1-4 in the MAC. Since 2019 he is 3-24 and 2-17 in the MAC.


Walt Bell fired at UMass on November 7. He was 2-23 in his third season.


Joey McGuire hired at Texas Tech on November 8.


Washington fires Jimmy Lake on November 14. He was 4-5 this year and 3-3 in the PAC-12 and was 7-6 and 6-4 in two seasons. He didn’t coach in the November 13 game due to being suspended for striking a player.


Jim Mora named coach at Connecticut on November 11.


Butch Davis announced on November 15 he will not be at FIU next year. He is 1-9 this year and 0-6 in C-USA. Since 2017 he is 24-30 and 14-19.


Justin Fuente fired at Virginia Tech on November 16. He was 5-5 this year and 3-3 in the ACC. Since 2016, he was 43-31 and 23-20. J.C. Price named interim coach.


Dan Mullen fired at Florida on November 21. He was 5-6 this year and 2-6 in the SEC. In four seasons he was 34-15 and 21-13. Greg Knox named interim coach.


Chip Lindsey fired at Troy on November 21. He was 5-6 this year and 3-4 in the Sun Belt. In three seasons he was 15-19 and 9-13. Brandon Hall named interim coach.



Don Brown hired at UMass on November 22.


Skip Holtz fired at Louisiana Tech on November 26. He was 3-8 this year and 2-5 in CUSA. In nine seasons he was 64-49 and 43-26 with one game left, which he will coach.


Doug Martin fired at New Mexico State on November 27. He was 2-10 this year and 25-74 in eight seasons and was 10-22 while in the Sun Belt.


Jerry Kill hired at New Mexico State on November 27. He has a career record of 154-101 at six schools, including 2-2 this year as interim at TCU.


Washington State makes interim coach Jake Dickert head coach on November 27. He went 3-2 as interim coach.


Billy Napier resigns at Louisiana on November 28 to take Florida job. He was 11-1 this year and 8-0 in the Sun Belt. In four years he was 39-12 and 27-5.


Lincoln Riley resigns at Oklahoma to take the head coach job at USC on November 28. He was 10-2 this year and 7-2 in the Big XII. In five seasons he was 55-10 and 37-7. Bob Stoops will coach the bowl game.


David Cutcliffe and Duke agree to part ways on November 28. He was 3-9 this year and 0-8 in the ACC. In 14 years he was 77-97 and 35-79.


Brian Kelly leaves Notre Dame for LSU on November 29. He was 11-1 this year and 91-39 in 12 seasons.

 
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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. Jim Mora named coach on November 11.

  • Clay Helton (USC)-Fired on September 13. Donte Williams named interim coach. Named coach at Georgia Southern on November 2. Lincoln Riley hired November 28

  • Chad Lunsford (Georgia Southern)-Fired on September 26. Cornerbacks coach Kevin Whitley named interim coach. Clay Helton named coach on November 2.

  • Ed Orgeron (LSU)-Announced on October 17 he is stepping down at the end of the season. Brian Kelly hired November 29

  • Nick Rolovich (Washington State)-Fired on October 19. Defensive co-ordinator Jeff Dickert is named interim coach. Dickert named head coach on November 27

  • Matt Wells (Texas Tech)-Fired on October 25. Offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie is named interim coach. Joey McGuire hired on November 8.

  • Gary Patterson (TCU)-Fired on October 31. Jerry Kill named interim coach. Kill hired at New Mexico State on
    November 27.

  • Tom Arth (Akron)-Fired on November 4. Associate head coach Oscar Rodriguez Jr. named interim coach.


  • Walt Bell (UMASS)-Fired on November 7. Alex Miller named interim coach. Don Brown hired on November 22.


  • Jimmy Lake (Washington)-Fired on November 14. Bob Gregory named interim coach.

  • Butch Davis (FIU)-Announced on November 15 he will not return in 2022.

  • Justin Fuente (Virginia Tech)-Fired on November 16. J.C. Price named interim coach.

  • Dan Mullen (Florida)-Fired on November 21. Greg Knox named interim coach. Billy Napier hired on November 28.
  • Chip Lindsey (Troy)-Fired on November 21. Brandon Hall named interim coach.

  • Skip Holtz (Louisiana Tech)-Fired on November 26.

  • Doug Martin (New Mexico State)-Fired on November 27. Jerry Kill hired on November 27

  • Billy Napier (Louisiana)-Resigns to take Florida job on November 28.

  • Lincoln Riley (Oklahoma)-Resigns on November 28 to go to USC. Bob Stoops interim coach.
  • David Cutcliffe (Duke)-Mutually agree to separate on November 28.
  • Brian Kelly (Notre Dame)-Resigns at Notre Dame to go to LSU on November 29.
 
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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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