College football coaching carousel: A look at who has been hired and fired this offseason
The college football coaching carousel is never quiet, especially after seasons when there appears to be little activity. Unexpectedly, someone makes a move that causes additional dominoes to fall.
In this day and technology, the spinning frequently starts before the regular season ends, and it often picks up speed before bowl games.
A few of changes in the Big Ten that were more about off-field issues than victories and defeats got things started even earlier in 2023.
This list of current jobs is likely to grow as vacancies are filled, but here are the schools searching for new leadership in descending order of magnitude and appeal of the position, in somewhat arbitrary terms.
Willie Fritz embraced the responsibility of making Houston a contender in its new Big 12 home after leading the Green Wave to a stunning comeback.
Tulane's gig is a bit of a mixed bag. It can be difficult to attract top-tier talent, but there is also the possibility of gaining fan support in a football-crazy area.
Fritz certainly leaves the place in better form than he found it, but that may put further pressure on his successor to keep the program on track.
Pat Fitzgerald was sacked by the Wildcats prior to the start of the season after specifics of hazing claims were made public by former players. Fitzgerald had a 110-101 record as the school's winningest coach.
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