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2023-24 College Football Coaching Carousel


Jan 4, 2024

The silly season of hirings, firings, rumors and innuendo is upon us.  Overall, between 500 to 600 coaches change jobs every year in the FBS. Roughly 509 coaches, including 24 head coaches, changed jobs in the 2022-23 cycle, according to 247Sports’ data.

Here are the running updates for the 2023-24 cycle. 

Jan. 3

LSU/MissouriMissouri’s Blake Baker has emerged as a leading target for the LSU defensive coordinator job, sources tell 247Sports’ Brandon Marcello and Matt Zenitz. Led by Baker, Missouri has gone from ranking 113th nationally in total defense in 2021 to ranking 25th this season. Baker signed a new contract at Mizzou in December that makes him one of the highest-paid assistants in the SEC. Baker, a former Tulane linebacker, previously worked at LSU as linebackers coach in 2021 and was DC at Louisiana Tech (15-18).

Arkansas: Arkansas is expected to hire Missouri State co-offensive coordinator Ronnie Fouch as wide receivers coach, sources tell 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. Fouch, a former Washington and Indiana State quarterback, previously worked under new Arkansas offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino at both Louisville and Missouri State.

Memphis: Memphis linebackers coach Jordon Hankins has been promoted to defensive coordinator.

LSU: Brian Kelly is making big changes after a subpar season on LSU’s defense. Defensive coordinator Matt House, cornerbacks coach Robert Steeples, safeties coach Kerry Cooks and defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey have been fired. LSU won 10 games for a second straight year under Kelly but the defense allowed 416.6 yards per game and lost shootouts against Florida State, Ole Miss and Alabama. The Tigers allowed 706 yards in a 55-49 loss at Ole Miss in September.

Kansas State: Former Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells is expected to be hired as quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator at Kansas State, reports GoPowercat.com’s Tim Fitzgerald. Wells served as an analyst at Oklahoma this season. He would share OC duties with Conor Riley, who 247Sports’ Brandon Marcello reported in December was expected to be promoted to OC.

Hawaii: Timmy Chang has fired three assistant coaches at Hawaii: tight ends coach Ian Shoemaker; defensive tackles coach Eti Ena; and cornerbacks coach Steve Irvin.

Michigan State: Michigan State is expected to hire former Indiana co-defensive coordinator Chad Wilt as a defensive assistant coach, sources tell 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. Before Indiana, Wilt was defensive line coach at Minnesota and coached players like 2022 second-round pick Boye Mafe. Worked with new Michigan State DC Joe Rossi at Minnesota.

North Carolina: Gene Chizik will not return as defensive coordinator at North Carolina next season. Defensive line coach Tim Cross has also stepped down, paving the way for analyst Ted Monachino to coach the position.

UCLA: UCLA has promoted defensive line and outside linebackers coach Ikaika Malloe to defensive coordinator. He takes over for D’Anton Lynn, who left for USC.

South Carolina: South Carolina running backs coach Montario Hardesty will not return next season.

Minnesota: Minnesota special teams coordinator Rob Wenger is leaving to pursue other opportunities, reports FootballScoop. Wenger also served as rush ends coach.

Jan. 2

Tulane: Two members of Willie Fritz’s Tulane staff are expected to be retained by new head coach Jon Sumrall — Carter Sheridan as wide receivers coach and J.J. McCleskey as cornerbacks coach, sources tell 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. Before Tulane, Sheridan worked at LSU and for the New Orleans Saints. McCleskey, a former Tennessee and NFL defensive back, has worked at Tulane since 2018.

Texas A&M/Alabama: Texas A&M is hiring Alabama’s Holmon Wiggins as its wide receivers coach, a source tells 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. Among the receivers that Wiggins coached at Alabama: DeVonta Smith, Jerry Jeudy and Jaylen Waddle.

In addition, Texas A&M is expected to hire Tony Jerod-Eddie as a defensive line coach, sources tell Zenitz. The former Texas A&M and NFL defensive lineman was part of Jimbo Fisher’s A&M staff as a defensive line analyst.

Jan. 1

Duke/Florida A&M: Duke is expected to hire Florida A&M head coach Willie Simmons as its new running backs coach under Manny Diaz, sources tell 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. Simmons led FAMU to a 39-8 record the last four years, including 12-1 this season. Zenitz had reported last week that Duke was targeting Simmons for that position.

Dec. 31

Duke: Penn State defensive analysts Gabe Infante and Rick Lyster are expected to be part of Manny Diaz’s staff at Duke, sources tell 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. Infante, a longtime high school head coach in Pennsylvania, was an assistant at Temple before Penn State. Lyster has worked with Diaz since Diaz’s time as the head coach at Miami.

In addition, sources tell Zenitz and The Devils Den’s Adam Rowe that Diaz is expected to retain two members of Mike Elko’s Duke coaching staff — wide receivers coach Zohn Burden and defensive ends coach Harland BowerBower joined the Duke staff with Elko after previously working with Elko at Texas A&M and Notre Dame. He’s developed standout players at Duke like R.J. Oben. Burden joined the Duke staff with Elko after previously working at places like Maryland and Virginia Tech. He’s produced an All-ACC wide receiver each of the last two years.

Missouri: Missouri and head coach Eli Drinkwitz have finalized a contract extension through the 2028 season, the school announced. Drinkwitz, the SEC coach of the year, led Mizzou to an 11-2 record this season.

Dec. 30

UTSA/Louisiana: UTSA is expected to hire Louisiana’s Galen Scott as a linebackers coach, a source tells 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. In addition to Louisiana, Scott has been a defensive coordinator at Memphis and an assistant at other places like Virginia Tech and North Texas.

Utah State: Utah State and defensive coordinator Joe Cauthen are set to part ways, sources tell 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. Before Utah State, Cauthen was a defensive coordinator at places such as Houston, Buffalo and Stephen F. Austin.

New Mexico State/Notre Dame: Notre Dame senior analyst Ronnie Regula is expected to be hired at New Mexico State as tight ends coach and special teams coordinator, a source tells 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. Before Notre Dame, Regula worked for teams like Miami and Tennessee.

Additionally, New Mexico State is promoting current tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Tyler Wright to quarterback coach/pass game coordinator, a source tells 247Sports’ Chris Hummer. Wright has made previous stops at TCU and UT Permian Basin. 

Tulane/Troy: Tulane is expected to hire Troy’s Brock Hays as running backs coach and Troy’s Evan McKissack as an offensive assistant coach, sources tell 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. Hays, a former Louisiana high school coach, helped Kimani Vidal run for 1,661 yards at Troy this year. McKissack, a former Troy all-conference offensive lineman and ex-Kentucky graduate assistant, was a fellow part of Troy improving from 111th nationally in total offense in 2021 to 41st this season.

Auburn/Colorado: Colorado defensive coordinator Charles Kelly is expected to leave the Buffs for a job on the defensive staff at Auburn, sources tell 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. Before Colorado, Kelly worked at Alabama and Tennessee and as a defensive coordinator at Florida State.

Dec. 29

Duke/Florida A&M: Duke has targeted Florida A&M head coach Willie Simmons as running backs coach, sources tell 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. Simmons has built a 39-8 record over the last four seasons leading Florida A&M, including a 12-1 record this season.

Tulane/Troy: Tulane is set to hire Troy offensive coordinator Joe Craddock, sources tell 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. He follows Jon Sumrall to New Orleans.

Buffalo: Virginia analyst Dave Patenaude is set to be hired as offensive coordinator at Buffalo, sources tell 247Sports Matt Zenitz. Patenaude has previously coordinated the offense at Georgia Tech.

Texas A&M/Duke: Former Duke special teams coordinator Patrick Dougherty is set to be hired at Texas A&M as special teams coordinator, sources tell 247Sports Matt Zenitz. He follows Mike Elko to College Station.

Dec. 27

Southern Miss/Western KentuckySouthern Miss has hired Western Kentucky receivers coach Micheal Spurlock as running backs coach, a source tells 247Sports’ Brandon Marcello. The former Ole Miss star played nine years in NFL and has risen through the coaching ranks in the NFL and at Southeastern Louisiana, Ole Miss and WKU.

South AlabamaKane Wommack has fired running backs coach Antonio Bradford, offensive line coach Gordon Steele, receivers coach Michael Smith and linebackers coach Will Windham, a source tells 247Sports’ Brandon Marcello.

Wisconsin/Arkansas: Arkansas receivers coach Kenny Guiton has been hired for the same position at Wisconsin, sources tell HawgSports.com. Guiton served as the Hogs’ interim offensive coordinator in the latter half of the 2023 season after OC Dan Enos was fired.

Duke/Texas State: Duke has hired Texas State defensive coordinator Jonathan Patke for the same position, reports ESPN’s Pete Thamel.

New Mexico State/Sam Houston: The Aggies are expected to hire Sam Houston defensive coordinator Joe Morris for an on-field role, sources tell 247Sports’ Chris Hummer. 

Dec. 26
James Madison/Old Dominion: James Madison is set to hire Old Dominion receivers coach Justin Harper for the same position, sources tell 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz. 

James Madison/Duke: Duke co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Lyle Hemphill is set to be hired as defensive coordinator at James Madison, sources tell 247Sports. Duke analyst Zach Sparber is also set to follow Hemphill to JMU as linebackers coach. 

Dec. 24
Houston/Southern Miss: Southern Miss quarterbacks coach Jordy Joseph is set to be hired at Houston as running backs coach, sources tell 247Sports’ Matt Zenitz.


Out:  David Gilbertson, receivers (Nevada, quarterbacks)

Out: Coleman Hutzler, special teams and outside linebackers (Mississippi State, defensive coordinator); Holmon Wiggins, receivers (Texas A&M, receivers)

Arizona State
In: Diron Reynolds, defensive line (Michigan State, defensive line); Marcus Arroyo, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks
Out: Beau Baldwin, offensive coordinator (fired); Vince Amey, defensive line (Arizona State, analyst)

In: Bobby Petrino, offensive coordinator (Texas A&M, offensive coordinator); Eric Mateos, offensive line (Baylor, offensive line); Ronnie Fouch, receivers (Missouri State, co-offensive coordinator)
Out: Dan Enos, offensive coordinator (fired); Cody Kennedy, offensive line (Mississippi State, offensive line); Kenny Guiton, receivers (Wisconsin, receivers)

In: Charles Kelly, defensive backs (Colorado, defensive coordinator)
Out: Wes McGriff, defensive backs (Texas A&M, defensive backs)

In: Jake Spavital, offensive coordinator (Cal, offensive coordinator); Khenon Hall, running backs (SMU, running backs); Chris Kapilovic, offensive line (Michigan State, offensive line)
Out: Jeff Grimes, offensive coordinator (fired); Eric Mateos, offensive line (Arkansas, offensive line); Shawn Bell, tight ends (Houston, quarterbacks)

Boise State
In: Spencer Danielson, head coach (Boise State, defensive coordinator and interim head coach)
Out: Andy Avalos, head coach (fired); Kane Ioane, safeties (Nevada, defensive coordinator)

In: Dave Patenaude, offensive coordinator (Virginia, analyst)
Out: Robert Wright, defensive coordinator (Syracuse, linebackers)

In: TJ Woods, offensive line (Georgia Southern, offensive line)
Out: Steve Clark, tight ends (fired); Darrell Funk, offensive line (fired)

In: Sterlin Gilbert, quarterbacks (Ole Miss, analyst); Mike Bloesch, offensive coordinator (Cal, offensive line)
Out: Jake Spavital, offensive coordinator (Baylor, offensive coordinator)

In: Tim Brewster, tight ends (Colorado, tight ends); Jason Barnes, receivers (Charlotte, analyst)
Out: Kyle De Van, offensive line (Oregon State, offensive line); Mike Hartline, receivers (fired); Rod Ojong, cornerbacks (Indiana, cornerbacks)

In: Matt Luke, offensive line; Chris Rumph, defensive ends (Minnesota Vikings, defensive line)
Out: Thomas Austin, offensive line (fired); Lemanski Hall, defensive ends (fired)

In: Phil Loadholt, offensive line (Oklahoma, analyst)
Out: Sean Lewis, offensive coordinator (San Diego State, head coach); Tim Brewster, tight ends (resigned); Nick Williams, defensive ends (Syracuse, defensive ends); Darian Hagan, running backs (San Diego State, running backs); Bill O’Boyle, offensive line (San Diego State, offensive line); 

Colorado State
In: Chuka Noulue, defensive line (New Mexico State, defensive line)
Out: Buddah Williams, defensive ends (Indiana, defensive ends)

In: Manny Diaz, head coach (Penn State, defensive coordinator); Jonathan Brewer, offensive coordinator (SMU, quarterbacks); Jeff Norrid, offensive line (Louisiana, offensive line); Jonathan Patke, defensive coordinator (Texas State, defensive coordinator); Rick Lyster, safeties (Penn State, analyst); Gabe Infante, special teams coordinator and defensive tackles (Penn State, analyst); Willie Simmons, running backs (Florida A&M, head coach)
Out: Mike Elko, head coach (Texas A&M, head coach); Adam Cushing, offensive line (Texas A&M, offensive line); Ishmael Aristide, cornerbacks (Texas A&M, cornerbacks); Trooper Taylor, running backs (Texas A&M, running backs); Lyle Hemphill, safeties (James Madison, defensive coordinator); Patrick Dougherty, special teams coordinator (Texas A&M, special teams coordinator)

In: John David Baker, offensive coordinator (Ole Miss, tight ends); Matt Mattox, offensive line (Ronald Reagan High School); Damon Magazu, safeties (UNLV, safeties)
Out: Donnie Kirkpatrick, offensive coordinator

In: Gerald Chatman, defensive line (Tulane, defensive line)
Out: Corey Raymond, secondary (fired); Sean Spencer, defensive line (fired); Jay Bateman, inside linebackers (Texas A&M, defensive coordinator)

Out: Corey Bell, secondary (Mississippi State, secondary)

In: Donte Williams, defensive backs (USC, cornerbacks)
Out: Fran Brown, defensive backs (Syracuse, head coach)

Georgia Southern
In: Zach Lankford, offensive line (Western Kentucky, offensive line); Darius Safford, cornerbacks (Kennesaw State, defensive backs)
Out: Kevin Whitley, cornerbacks (fired); TJ Woods, offensive line (BYU, offensive line)

Georgia Tech
Out: Travares Tillman, defensive backs (Georgia Tech, analyst); Andrew Thacker, safeties (Georgia Tech, analyst)

Out: Ian Shoemaker, tight ends (fired); Eti Ena, defensive tackles (fired); Steve Irvin, cornerbacks (fired)

In: Willie Fritz, head coach (Tulane, head coach); Shiel Wood, defensive coordinator (Tulane, defensive coordinator); Derrick Sherman, receivers (Tulane, receivers); James Ross III, inside linebackers (Tulane, analyst);  Josh Christian-Young, defensive backs (Tulane, defensive backs); Kevin Barbay, offensive coordinator (Mississippi State, offensive coordinator); Shawn Bell, quarterbacks (Baylor, tight ends); Jordy Joseph, running backs (Southern Miss, quarterbacks)
Out: Dana Holgorsen, head coach (fired); Doug Belk, defensive coordinator (USC, defensive backs);  Daikiel Shorts Jr., receivers (Kentucky, receivers)

In: Curt Cignetti, head coach (James Madison, head coach); Bryant Haines, defensive coordinator (James Madison, defensive coordinator); Mike Shanahan, offensive coordinator (James Madison, offensive coordinator); Tino Sunseri, quarterbacks (James Madison, quarterbacks); Grant Cain, special teams (James Madison, special teams and tight ends); Pat Kuntz, offensive line (James Madison, offensive line); Ola Adams, defensive backs (Penn State, analyst); Buddah Williams, defensive ends (Colorado State, defensive ends); Rod Ojong, cornerbacks (Charlotte, cornerbacks); John Miller, running backs (James Madison, running backs)
Out: Tom Allen, head coach (fired); Walt Bell, offensive coordinator (fired); Chad Wilt, co-defensive coordinator (fired)

Out: Brian Ferentz, offensive coordinator (fired)

James Madison
In: Bob Chesney, head coach (Holy Cross, head coach); Dean Kennedy, offensive coordinator (Holy Cross, offensive coordinator); Drew Canan, special teams coordinator (Holy Cross, special teams coordinator); Anthony DiMichele, TBD (Holy Cross, recruiting coordinator); Sam Daniels, defensive line (Delaware, defensive line); Justin Harper, receivers (Old Dominion, receivers); Lyle Hemphill, defensive coordinator (Duke, safeties); Zach Spraber, linebackers (Duke, analyst)
Out: Curt Cignetti, head coach (Indiana, head coach); Bryant Haines, defensive coordinator (Indiana, defensive coordinator); Mike Shanahan, offensive coordinator (Indiana, offensive coordinator); Tino Sunseri, quarterbacks (Indiana, quarterbacks); Grant Cain, special teams and tight ends (Indiana, special teams); Pat Kuntz, offensive line (Indiana, offensive line); John Miller, running backs (Indiana, running backs)

In: Jeff Grimes, offensive coordinator (Baylor, offensive coordinator)
Out: Andy Kotelnicki, offensive coordinator (Penn State, offensive coordinator)

Kansas State
Out: Collin Klein, offensive coordinator (Texas A&M, offensive coordinator)

Kent State
In: Mark Carney, offensive coordinator (Kent State, tight ends)
Out: Matt Johnson, offensive coordinator (San Diego State, quarterbacks)

In: Daikiel Shorts Jr., receivers (Houston, receivers)
Out: Scott Woodward, receivers (fired)

Out: Jeff Norrid, offensive line (Duke, offensive line); Jeff Burris, cornerbacks (Louisiana Tech, safeties)

Louisiana Monroe
In: Bryant Vincent, head coach (New Mexico, offensive coordinator); Davern Williams, defensive line (Kennesaw State, defensive ends); Alec Osborne, linebackers (Baylor, quality control); Earnest Hill, defensive coordinator (UAB, Nickels)
Out: Terry Bowden, head coach (fired)

Louisiana Tech
In: Jeremiah Johnson, defensive coordinator (Northern Iowa, defensive coordinator); Keelon Brookins, cornerbacks (Northern Iowa, defensive backs); Jeff Burris, safeties (Louisiana, safeties)
Out: Scott Power, defensive coordinator (fired); Myles Carelock, defensive backs (fired); Nate Johnson, defensive backs (fired); Jake Brown, receivers (UTEP, offensive coordinator and receivers)

Out: Mike Denbrock, offensive coordinator (Notre Dame, offensive coordinator); Matt House, defensive coordinator (fired); Robert Steeples, cornerbacks (fired); Kerry Cooks, safeties (fired); Jimmy Lindsey (fired)

In: Seth Doege, offensive coordinator (Purdue, tight ends)
Out: Clint Trickett, offensive coordinator (fired); Jovon Bouknight, receivers (fired); Bill Legg, offensive line (fired); Shannon Morrison, linebackers (fired)

In: Jordon Hankins, defensive coordinator (Memphis, linebackers)
Out: Matt Barnes, defensive coordinator (Mississippi State, safeties)

Out: Chris Partridge, linebackers (fired)

Michigan State
In: Jonathan Smith, head coach (Oregon State, head coach);  Jim Michalczik, offensive line (Oregon State, offensive line); Keith Bhonapha, running backs (Oregon State, running backs); Blue Adams, defensive backs (Oregon State, defensive backs); Brian Lindgren, offensive coordinator (Oregon State, offensive coordinator); Diron Reynolds, defensive line (Michigan State, defensive line); Joe Rossi, defensive coordinator (Minnesota, defensive coordinator); Brian Wozniak, tight ends (Oregon State, tight ends); Legi Suiaunoa, defensive line (Oregon State, defensive line); Chad Wilt, TBD (Indiana, linebackers)
Out: Mel Tucker, head coach (fired); Chris Kapilovic, offensive line (Baylor, offensive line)

Middle Tennessee
In: Derek Mason, head coach; Kendall Simmons, offensive line (Auburn, analyst); Cornelius Williams, receivers (New Mexico, receivers); Brian Stewart, defensive coordinator (Houston Roughnecks, defensive coordinator); Bryce Lewis, secondary (Oklahoma State, analyst); 
Out: Rick Stockstill, head coach (fired)

Out: Andrew Sowder, tight ends (resigned); Joe Rossi, defensive coordinator (Michigan State, defensive coordinator); Rob Wenger, special teams coordinator (resigned)

Mississippi State
In: Jeff Lebby, head coach (Oklahoma, offensive coordinator); Jon Cooper, tight ends (North Texas, offensive line); Cody Kennedy, offensive line (Arkansas, offensive line); Coleman Hutzler, defensive coordinator (Mississippi State, special teams and outside linebackers); Anthony Tucker, running backs (Indiana, receivers); Matt Holecek, quarterbacks (Oklahoma, analyst); Matt Barnes, safeties (Memphis, defensive coordinator); Corey Bell, secondary (FAU, secondary); Cliff Odom, special teams coordinator (New Mexico State, cornerbacks)
Out: Zach Arnett, head coach (fired); Tony Hughes, running backs (retired); Kevin Barbay, offensive coordinator (Houston, offensive coordinator)

Out: Ashley Ingram, offensive line (Carson-Newman University, head coach); Grant Chestnut, offensive coordinator (fired)

In: Jeff Choate, head coach (Texas, linebackers); Mike Lynch, running backs (Syracuse, running backs); Kane Ioane, defensive coordinator (Boise State, safeties); David Gilbertson, receivers (Akron, receivers), David Gilbertson, quarterbacks (Akron, receivers); Matt Lubick, offensive coordinator and receivers (Kansas, analyst); Joey Thomas, defensive backs (Texas, analyst); Parker Henry, special teams coordinator and linebackers (Portland State, assistant)
Out: Ken Wilson, head coach (fired); Jalen Ortiz, cornerbacks (New Mexico State, cornerbacks)

New Mexico
In: Bronco Mendenhall, head coach; Charles Mack, secondary (VMI, safeties); Jason Beck, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks (Syracuse, offensive coordinator); Kirk Garner, running backs (East Tennessee State, running backs); Micah Simon, receivers (Northern Colorado, receivers); Famika Anae, offensive line (Campbell, offensive line); Matt Johns, tight ends (William & Mary, quarterbacks); Nick Howell, defensive coordinator (Vanderbilt, defensive coordinator); Shane Hunter, linebackers (BYU, graduate assistant); Donte Wilkins, defensive line (Lafayette, defensive line); Jan Jorgensen, Edges (BYU, analyst); Shane Hunter, special teams coordinator (BYU, graduate assistant)
Out: Danny Gonzales, head coach (fired)

New Mexico State
In: Tony Sanchez, head coach; Ghaali Muhammad-Lankford, offensive coordinator (New Mexico State, running backs); Henry Fernandez, safeties (Texas, analyst); Jalen Ortiz, cornerbacks (Nevada, cornerbacks); Joe Morris, defensive line (Sam Houston State, defensive coordinator); David Cob, running backs (New Mexico State, director of scouting); Ronnie Regula, tight ends (Notre Dame, analyst); Ronnie Regula, tight ends and special teams coordinator (Notre Dame, analyst)
Out: Jerry Kill, head coach (resigned); Cliff Odom, cornerbacks (Mississippi State, special teams coordinator); Tim Beck, offensive coordinator (Vanderbilt, offensive coordinator); Melvin Rice, safeties (Vanderbilt, TBA); Chuka Noulue, defensive line (Colorado State, defensive line)

In: David Braun, head coach (Northwestern, interim head coach)

North Carolina
In: Ted Monachino, defensive line (North Carolina, analyst)
Out: Gene Chizik, defensive coordinator (resigned); Tim Cross, defensive line (resigned)

North Texas
In: Cutter Leftwich, offensive line (Oregon, graduate assistant)
Out: Jon Cooper, offensive line (Mississippi State, tight ends)

Notre Dame
In: Mike Brown, receivers (Wisconsin, receivers); Mike Denbrock, offensive coordinator (LSU, offensive coordinator)
Out: Chansi Stuckey, receivers (fired); Gerad Parker, offensive coordinator (Troy, head coach)

In: Seth Littrell, co-offensive coordinator (Oklahoma, analyst)
Out: Jeff Lebby, offensive coordinator (Mississippi State, head coach)

Old Dominion
Out: Justin Harper, receivers (James Madison, receivers)

Ole Miss
Out: John David Baker, tight ends (ECU, offensive coordinator)

Oregon State
In: Trent Bray, head coach (Oregon State, defensive coordinator); Ryan Gunderson, offensive coordinator (UCLA, quarterbacks); Kyle De Van, offensive line (Charlotte, offensive line); Thomas Ford, running backs (Idaho, special teams coordinator and running backs); Ilaisa Tuiaki, defensive line (N/A); AJ Cooper, inside linebackers (Sacramento State, assistant); Jon Boyer, tight ends (Oregon State, analyst)
Out: Jonathan Smith, head coach (Michigan State, head coach); Jim Michalczik, offensive line (Michigan State, offensive line); Brian Wozniak, tight ends (Michigan State, tight ends); Keith Bhonapha, running backs (Michigan State, running backs); Blue Adams, defensive backs (Michigan State, TBA); Brian Lindgren, offensive coordinator (Michigan State, offensive coordinator); Legi Suiaunoa, defensive line (Michigan State, defensive line)

Penn State
In: Andy Kotelnicki, offensive coordinator (Kansas, offensive coordinator); Tom Allen, defensive coordinator (Indiana, head coach)
Out: Mike Yurcich, offensive coordinator (fired); Manny Diaz, defensive coordinator (Duke, head coach)

In: Kade Bell, offensive coordinator (Western Carolina, offensive coordinator)
Out: Frank Cignetti Jr., offensive coordinator and quarterbacks (fired)

Out: Seth Doege, tight ends (Marshall, offensive coordinator)

San Diego State
In: Sean Lewis, head coach (Colorado, offensive coordinator); Darian Hagan, running backs (Colorado, running backs); CJ McGorisk, safeties (Washington, analyst); Eric Schmidt, defensive coordinator (Washington, EDGEs and special teams coordinator); Rob Aurich, EDGES (Idaho, defensive coordinator); Lanear Sampson, receivers (Austin Peay, receivers); Zach Barton, special teams coordinator (Kansas, analyst); Bill O’Boyle, offensive line (Colorado, offensive line); Matt Johnson, quarterbacks (Kent State, offensive coordinator)
Out: Brady Hoke, head coach (retired)

In: D’Eriq King, quarterbacks (SMU, analyst)
Out: Khenon Hall, running backs (Baylor, running backs); Jonathan Brewer, quarterbacks (Duke, offensive coordinator)

South Alabama
Out: Antonio Bradford, running backs (fired); Gordon Steele, offensive line (fired); Michael Smith, receivers (fired); Will Windham, linebackers (fired)

South Carolina
Out: Montario Hardesty, running backs (fired)

Southern Miss
In: Chip Long, offensive coordinator (Louisville, analyst); Clay Bignell, defensive coordinator (Eastern Illinois, defensive coordinator); Micheal Spurlock, running backs (Western Kentucky, receivers)
Out: Dan O’Brien, defensive coordinator (fired); Brandon Lacy, defensive line (fired); Cayden Cochran, tight ends (fired); Mark Criner, outside linebackers (fired); Jordy Joseph, quarterbacks (Houston, running backs)

In: Fran Brown, head coach (Georgia, defensive backs); Elijah Robinson, defensive coordinator (Texas A&M, defensive line); Nick Williams, defensive ends (Colorado, defensive ends); Jeff Nixon, offensive coordinator (New York Giants, running backs); Ross Douglas, receivers (New England Patriots, receivers); Robert Wright, linebackers (Buffalo, defensive coordinator); Dale Williams, offensive line (Louisville, analyst); Joe Schaefer, TBD (Texas A&M, analyst); Devin Redd, TBD (Delaware State, receivers)
Out: Dino Babers, head coach (fired); Mike Lynch, running backs (Nevada, running backs)

Out: Jafar Williams, receivers (fired)

Texas A&M
In: Mike Elko, head coach (Duke, head coach); Sean Spencer, defensive line (Florida, defensive line); Adam Cushing, offensive line (Duke, offensive line); Ishmael Aristide, cornerbacks (Duke, cornerbacks); Collin Klein, offensive coordinator (Kansas State, offensive coordinator); Trooper Taylor, running backs (Duke, running backs); Jay Bateman, defensive coordinator (Florida, inside linebackers); Holmon Wiggins, receivers (Alabama, receivers); Tony Jerod-Eddie, defensive line (Texas A&M, analyst); Wes McGriff, defensive backs (Auburn, defensive backs); Patrick Dougherty, special teams coordinator (Duke, special teams coordinator)
Out: Jimbo Fisher, head coach (fired); Bobby Petrino, offensive coordinator (Arkansas, offensive coordinator); Elijah Robinson, defensive line (Syracuse, defensive coordinator)

Texas State
Out: Jonathan Patke, defensive coordinator (Duke, defensive coordinator)

In: Andy Avalos, defensive coordinator (Boise State, head coach)
Out: Joe Gillespie, defensive coordinator (fired)

In: Gerad Parker, head coach (Notre Dame, offensive coordinator); Dontae Wright, defensive coordinator (West Virginia, safeties)
Out: Jon Sumrall, head coach (Tulane, head coach); Greg Gasparato, defensive coordinator (Tulane, defensive coordinator); Tayler Polk, inside linebackers (Tulane, inside linebackers); Brock Hays, running backs (Tulane, running backs); Evan McKissack, TBD (Tulane, tight ends); Joe Craddock, offensive coordinator (Tulane, offensive coordinator)

In: Jon Sumrall, head coach (Troy, head coach); Greg Gasparato, defensive coordinator (Troy, defensive coordinator); Tayler Polk, inside linebackers (Troy, inside linebackers); Brock Hays, running backs (Troy, running backs); Evan McKissack, TBD (Troy, tight ends); Joe Craddock, offensive coordinator (Troy, offensive coordinator)
Out: Willie Fritz, head coach (Houston, head coach); Slade Nagle, offensive coordinator (Houston, offensive coordinator); Shiel Wood, defensive coordinator (Houston, defensive coordinator); Derrick Sherman, receivers (Houston, receivers); Gerald Chatman, defensive line (Florida, defensive line); Josh Christian-Young, defensive backs (Houston, defensive backs)

Out: Earnest Hill, Nickels (ULM, defensive coordinator)

In: Ken Niumatalolo, tight ends (UCLA, analyst); Ikaika Malloe, defensive coordinator (UCLA, defensive line); Ikaika Malloe, defensive coordinator (UCLA, defensive line and outside linebackers)
Out: D’Anton Lynn, defensive coordinator (USC, defensive coordinator); Ryan Gunderson, quarterbacks (Oregon State, offensive coordinator); Jeff Faris, tight ends (Austin Peay, head coach)

Out: Damon Magazu, safeties (ECU, safeties)

In: D’Anton Lynn, defensive coordinator (UCLA, defensive coordinator); Matt Entz, linebackers (North Dakota State, head coach); Doug Belk, defensive backs (Houston, defensive coordinator)
Out: Alex Grinch, defensive coordinator (fired); Donte Williams, cornerbacks (Georgia, defensive backs)

Utah State
Out: Joe Cauthen, defensive coordinator (fired)

In: Scotty Walden, head coach (Austin Peay, head coach); JJ Clark, defensive coordinator (Austin Peay, defensive coordinator); Jared Kaster, offensive line (Austin Peay, offensive line); Joe Pappalardo, special teams coordinator (Austin Peay, special teams coordinator); Jajuan Dulaney, tight ends (Austin Peay, tight ends); Aaron Foster, cornerbacks (Austin Peay, defensive backs); Seth McDonald, Bandits (Austin Peay, outside linebackers); Jourdan McNeill, running backs (Austin Peay, running backs); Chris Jones, defensive line (Austin Peay, defensive line); Jake Brown, offensive coordinator and receivers (Louisiana Tech, receivers)
Out: Dana Dimel, head coach (fired)

In: Galen Scott, linebackers (Louisiana, inside linebackers)

In: Tim Beck, offensive coordinator (New Mexico State, offensive coordinator); Melvin Rice, TBA (New Mexico State, safeties)
Out: Nick Howell, defensive coordinator (New Mexico, defensive coordinator)); Joey Lynch, offensive coordinator (fired); Dan Jackson, defensive backs (demoted)

Out: Eric Schmidt, EDGEs and special teams coordinator (San Diego State, defensive coordinator)

West Virginia
Out: Dontae Wright, safeties (Troy, defensive coordinator)

Western Kentucky

Out: Zach Lankford, offensive line (Georgia Southern, offensive line); Micheal Spurlock, receivers (Southern Miss, running backs)

In: Kenny Guiton, receivers (Arkansas, receivers)
Out: Mike Brown, receivers (Notre Dame, receivers)

In: Jay Sawvel, head coach (Wyoming, defensive coordinator); Aaron Bohl, defensive coordinator (Wyoming, linebackers)
Out: Craig Bohl, head coach (retired); Tim Polasek, offensive coordinator (North Dakota State, head coach)


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