Round-and-around we go–where it stops–nobody knows. As of today, currently 21 schools in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision looking for new captains at the helm. Fortunately there’s more than enough shipmates to choose from–but are they qualified to run the ship though? Some of the coaches that WERE at one school are now at another school. Some of the guys that are newly-minted leaders were standing on the sidelines this season for their respective schools. Please buckle your seat belts and remember to keep your hands inside the rails at all times as we ride on the coaching carousel. The schools are updated in alphabetical order.
Brigham Young – Bronco Mendenhall is out and is now the man-in-charge in Charlottesville at the University of Virginia.
Central Florida – George O’Leary has stepped down and now former offensive coordinator at Oregon–Scott Frost–brings his insanely fast-paced offense to the land of Mickey Mouse.
East Carolina – Ruffin McNeal is out in Greenville. Nobody has been replaced as of right now.
Georgia – Mark Richt is no longer the big dawg in Athens–pending the signing of the contracts–Alabama’s Defensive Coordinator Kirby Smart has been tabbed as the next head coach.
Hawaii – Norm Chow is out in Honolulu and Nevada’s Offensive Coordinator Nick Rolovich is the man in-charge.
Illinois – Tim Beckman is out. The Fighting Illini have promoted OC/QB’s Coach Bill Cubit to run the show in Champaign
Iowa State – Paul Rhodes is out. Toledo’s Matt Campbell is the new head coach in Ames.
Maryland – Randy Edsall is out. Michigan Defensive Coordinator DJ Durkin is the new HC in College Park.
Miami – Al Golden is out. Miami Alumnus and Boca Raton HS graduate Mark Richt is the new head coach.
Memphis – Justin Fuente is out. The Tigers have hired Arizona State’s OC Mark Norvell to run the show.
Minnesota – Jerry Kill has stepped down to health complications. The Golden Gophers have promoted Defensive Coordinator Tracy Claeys to run things in Minneapolis.
Missouri – Gary Pinkel is out in Columbia. Mizzou has hired Defensive Coordinator Barry Odom to run the show.
North Texas – Dan McCarney is out for the Mean Green and they’ve hired UNC’s Assistant Head Coach/TE’s Seth Littrell.
Rutgers – Kyle Flood is out and the Scarlet Knights have hired Ohio State’s Offensive Coordinator Chris Ash.
South Carolina – Steve Spurrier has stepped down and the Gamecocks have interviewed Auburn’s Will Muschamp, USF’s Willie Taggart and Oklahoma Offensive Coordinator Lincoln Riley has reportedly interviewed extremely well last week.
Syracuse – The Orange have fired Scott Shafer and hit a home run with the hiring of Bowling Green’s HC Dino Babers.
Toledo – The Rockets have departed with Matt Campbell and replaced him with their Offensive Coordinator Jason Candle.
Tulane – Curtis Johnson is out in New Orleans–no candidates have been announced at this time. Names like Frank Wilson–LSU’s RB coach and recruiting coordinator and Baylor OC Kendal Briles have been listed as possible replacements.
USC – Steve Sarkisian is out and OC/QB’s coach Clay Helton has been named the permanent coach following an interim stint for the Trojans.
Virginia – The Cavaliers fired Mike London and have replaced him with former BYU Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall.
Virginia Tech – Frank Beamer retired and the Hookies hit a home run with the hiring of Memphis Head Coach Justin Fuente.