The 2021-22 college football coaching carousel is heating up and will turn white hot by the time we hit December. USC coach Clay Helton was handed his walking papers in September, LSU told Ed Oregeron that this would be his last in October and TCU split with Gary Patterson on Halloween. In mid-November, Washington fired Jimmy Lake near the end of his second season, and Virginia Tech followed that up by parting with Justin Fuente in his sixth season.
More recently, Florida coach Dan Mullen, who won the SEC East and led the Gators to three straight New Year’s Six bowl games, was let go on Nov. 21 — one week before the rivalry game vs. Florida State.
There are bound to be many, many more.
Coaching changes are part of the game and, with the early national signing period approaching, athletic directors are getting their ducks in a row to make sure that their programs don’t miss a beat despite changing leadership. Here’s a look at the updated coaching changes and analysis.
College football coaching carouselNotable retentions, extensions