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GoCats105
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  Message Not Read  2020 Coaching Carousel (TOS to...)
   Posted: 12/3/2020 1:56:13 PM 
Because of the circumstances surrounding Covid, surprised to see firings so quickly, but here we are.

South Carolina - New coach Shane Beamer, Oklahoma Associate HC

Vanderbilt - New coach Clark Lea, Notre Dame DC

Southern Miss - New coach Will Hall, Tulane OC

Utah State - New coach Blake Anderson, Arkansas State HC

South Alabama - New coach Kane Wommack, Indiana DC

Louisiana-Monroe New coach Terry Bowden, former Auburn and Akron HC

Arkansas State - New coach Butch Jones, Alabama assistant

Arizona - New coach Jedd Fisch, New England Patriots QB coach

Illinois - New coach Bret Bielema, former Wisconsin and Arkansas HC

Auburn - New coach Bryan Harsin, Boise State HC

Boise State - New coach Andy Avalos, Oregon DC and former Bronco player

Texas - New coach Steve Sarkisian, Alabama OC and former USC HC

Marshall - New coach Charles Huff, Alabama associate HC and RB coach

Tennessee - New coach Josh Heupel, UCF HC

UCF -

Last Edited: 1/27/2021 11:40:41 AM by GoCats105

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   Posted: 12/3/2020 8:47:28 PM 
Vandy's interim HC is Todd Fitch who is from Bellaire, Ohio. He played for the Big Reds in the late 70's and early 80's.
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   Posted: 12/4/2020 10:23:54 AM 
From the West 23rd Street Fitch family?


"All my inside sources tell me I have no inside sources." Salvatore "money bucks" Mafiosiano.

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  Message Not Read  RE: 2020 Coaching Carousel (TOS to...)
   Posted: 12/4/2020 9:13:35 PM 
Believe so Oldkatz
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2020 Coaching Carousel (TOS to...)
   Posted: 12/5/2020 10:33:37 AM 
Vanderbilt is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Whoever they get will be fired in four years. At this point, go get someone young and hungry. If they want to trot out the same playbook I wish them well.
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   Posted: 12/7/2020 2:32:21 PM 
Buckeye to Bobcat wrote:
Vanderbilt is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Whoever they get will be fired in four years. At this point, go get someone young and hungry. If they want to trot out the same playbook I wish them well.


You could say this same thing on just about any team facing an uphill battle in recruiting and also on-field play against traditional powers (Rutgers in the Big Ten East, Kansas in the Big 12, even South Carolina in the SEC East). These schools have to come up with different ways of recruiting, scheduling and style of play to even break .500 most years.

To that effect, I'm amazed more teams in the basement of their current conference don't try to adapt the option to throw a wrench into everyone else's schedule. it worked for Georgia Tech for years and got them to Orange Bowls. (Granted, the ACC Coastal has been dreadful.)
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2020 Coaching Carousel (TOS to...)
   Posted: 12/7/2020 10:41:08 PM 
GoCats105 wrote:
Buckeye to Bobcat wrote:
Vanderbilt is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Whoever they get will be fired in four years. At this point, go get someone young and hungry. If they want to trot out the same playbook I wish them well.


You could say this same thing on just about any team facing an uphill battle in recruiting and also on-field play against traditional powers (Rutgers in the Big Ten East, Kansas in the Big 12, even South Carolina in the SEC East). These schools have to come up with different ways of recruiting, scheduling and style of play to even break .500 most years.

To that effect, I'm amazed more teams in the basement of their current conference don't try to adapt the option to throw a wrench into everyone else's schedule. it worked for Georgia Tech for years and got them to Orange Bowls. (Granted, the ACC Coastal has been dreadful.)


It (the option), until you have success then everyone wants you top open up and recruit athletes that can get you in the National Championship picture. Coach Johnson ran into this at GT, Grobe ran into this at Wake after he went to the end one.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2020 Coaching Carousel (TOS to...)
   Posted: 12/11/2020 10:24:02 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
Buckeye to Bobcat wrote:
Vanderbilt is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Whoever they get will be fired in four years. At this point, go get someone young and hungry. If they want to trot out the same playbook I wish them well.


You could say this same thing on just about any team facing an uphill battle in recruiting and also on-field play against traditional powers (Rutgers in the Big Ten East, Kansas in the Big 12, even South Carolina in the SEC East). These schools have to come up with different ways of recruiting, scheduling and style of play to even break .500 most years.

To that effect, I'm amazed more teams in the basement of their current conference don't try to adapt the option to throw a wrench into everyone else's schedule. it worked for Georgia Tech for years and got them to Orange Bowls. (Granted, the ACC Coastal has been dreadful.)


It (the option), until you have success then everyone wants you top open up and recruit athletes that can get you in the National Championship picture. Coach Johnson ran into this at GT, Grobe ran into this at Wake after he went to the end one.


Yeah it seems to be a "strike while the iron is hot" way to play, but not sustainable long term. But if you're someone like Vandy? Why the hell not? You're never gonna out recruit anyone anyway.

GT was in a weird scenario where they sit in a hotbed of Atlanta recruiting and felt that pressure. I'm not sure Vandy would ever get to that point.

FWIW Army's Jeff Monken was very interested in the South Carolina job before they went with Beamer.

Last Edited: 12/11/2020 10:25:15 AM by GoCats105

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  Message Not Read  RE: 2020 Coaching Carousel (TOS to...)
   Posted: 12/11/2020 10:32:34 AM 
Blake Anderson leaves Arkansas State for Utah State. Good for him.
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   Posted: 12/12/2020 8:30:02 PM 
Arizona fires Kevin Sumlin.

Arkansas St hires former CMU, UC and Tenn coach Butch Jones.

Jeff Monken the lead candidate for Vanderbilt.
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   Posted: 12/12/2020 11:50:06 PM 
Indiana defensive coordinator Kane Wommack goes back to SBama as HC. He was DC at SBama before moving to IU. He's the youngest HC in 1A (33 years old).


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   Posted: 12/13/2020 2:20:32 PM 
The Illini fall out of love with Lovie. Hes gone.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2020 Coaching Carousel (TOS to...)
   Posted: 12/13/2020 4:26:16 PM 
Malzahn gone from Auburn.


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   Posted: 12/14/2020 12:09:33 PM 
Really surprised to see this many pulling the trigger in a year where you'd expect budget problems. Auburn maybe not so much, but some of these small schools for sure.
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  Message Not Read  RE: 2020 Coaching Carousel (TOS to...)
   Posted: 12/14/2020 1:37:51 PM 
Pataskala wrote:
Malzahn gone from Auburn.


Malzahn's firing reminds me of the firings of Earl Bruce and Frank. Both had excellent winning pcts and won big games. Both were deemed unworthy of continuing.


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  Message Not Read  RE: 2020 Coaching Carousel (TOS to...)
   Posted: 12/14/2020 2:32:07 PM 
Mike Johnson wrote:
Pataskala wrote:
Malzahn gone from Auburn.


Malzahn's firing reminds me of the firings of Earl Bruce and Frank. Both had excellent winning pcts and won big games. Both were deemed unworthy of continuing.


Gus didn't make a lot of friends at Auburn. Especially the ones who write the big checks. They've been wanting to get rid of him for years, but they couldn't because of the wins over Alabama.

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   Posted: 12/14/2020 2:34:10 PM 
Vanderbilt expected to hire Notre Dame DC Clark Lea.
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   Posted: 12/15/2020 10:50:11 AM 
CBS says Luke Fickell's name has come up for the Illinois job. They also mention Buffalo's Leipold, Toledo's Candle, Kent's Lewis and Dave Clawson.

Hugh Freeze is apparently on Auburn's list, according to CBS.

Last Edited: 12/15/2020 10:54:45 AM by Pataskala


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   Posted: 12/15/2020 10:51:08 AM 
Some good info here for anyone interested in some of these coaching changes, and even ones that haven't happened yet that could (Oregon and Tennessee).

https://www.bannersociety.com/2020/12/14/22175668/bid-far...

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   Posted: 12/15/2020 3:26:05 PM 
Virginia Tech sticking with Justin Fuente.

AD Whit Babcock stuck his foot in his own mouth by saying "most that threaten to pull their money don't donate that much" when referring to fans who wanted him gone.

OOF.
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   Posted: 12/16/2020 10:57:01 PM 
GoCats105 wrote:
Virginia Tech sticking with Justin Fuente.

AD Whit Babcock stuck his foot in his own mouth by saying "most that threaten to pull their money don't donate that much" when referring to fans who wanted him gone.

OOF.


yeah not his finest hour there.......

will be intrigued to see if tennessee pulls the trigger on Pruitt
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   Posted: 12/17/2020 12:59:16 PM 
Universities facing big payoffs to fired coaches while ordering cutbacks and layoffs due to financial stress from the pandemic: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2020/12/17/college-... /


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   Posted: 12/17/2020 3:24:20 PM 
Mario Cristobal of Oregon, Tom Allen of Indiana and Jamey Chadwell of Coastal Carolina all sign extensions with their respective schools. One assumes these include large buyouts amidst all these new coaching changes.
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   Posted: 12/21/2020 10:42:58 PM 
Bo Pelini is apparently out as LSU's defensive coordinator.


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  Message Not Read  RE: 2020 Coaching Carousel (TOS to...)
   Posted: 12/22/2020 4:04:48 AM 
Buckeye to Bobcat wrote:
GoCats105 wrote:
Virginia Tech sticking with Justin Fuente.

AD Whit Babcock stuck his foot in his own mouth by saying "most that threaten to pull their money don't donate that much" when referring to fans who wanted him gone.

OOF.


yeah not his finest hour there.......

will be intrigued to see if tennessee pulls the trigger on Pruitt


I think that Pruitt may require someone over Fulmer to happen. Phil is as stubborn as they come and he certainly doesn't want to look like he whiffed, especially after the foolish extension he gave Pruitt back in the late summer.

I think that Jeremy is going to have to pull quite the rabbit out of his hat next year though to make it to year 5. His mismanagement of the QB position may be his ultimate downfall-although the Vols were woeful in just about every category on both sides of the ball this year.


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