College Football’s Revolving Door
Here’s a look at some of the biggest head coaching changes this off-season.
Following the conclusion of every college football season, head coaches are fired and hired faster than Hillary Clinton disappeared in the woods. And the 2016-17-college football season is no different with teams like Baylor, Oregon, Purdue, and Texas all making dramatic changes to their coaching staffs.
One of the most significant shakeups occurred earlier this year when LSU parted ways with head coach and possible G.I. Joe, Les Miles. The star coach has been linked to taking over the vacant position at the University of South Florida, while former defensive line coach Ed Orgeron has filled Miles’ position.
Other major changes include Temple coach Matt Rhule leaving to take over the reins at Baylor University following Art Briles’ dishonorable exit. Rising star and former Houston coach Tom Herman, was hired after Texas ousted Charlie Strong. The moves make it pretty ironic that one of Texas’ slogans is “don’t mess with Texas,” because after all these elaborate coaching changes Texas seems to have no problem messing with itself.
With the firing of Mark Helfrich, Oregon has now changed coaches as much as jerseys. Let’s just hope their new head coach isn’t anything like their signature threads, a duck covered in highlighter.
Purdue let go of Darrell Hazell and hired Jeff Brohm and Indiana stayed true to their commitment to only hire guys with the whitest sounding names by going from Kevin Wilson to Tom Allen. Wow! Two coaches, four white guy first names! Look for Indiana to play most of their games at Cracker Barrel.
The biggest question mark that remains this offseason is what’s going to happen with Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly. Following their season-ending epic beat down against Southern Cal, there was speculation and reports that Kelly was pursuing other coaching options through his agents. But the head coach then Tweeted (which we all know now because of Trump, is the only way to conduct official business), that he is in fact committed to Notre Dame.
But adding more tarnish to the mystique of the Golden Dome, a group of students and alumni recently took out a full-page ad in the Observer calling for Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick’s resignation over his continued support for Kelly. Either way, it looks like the only way Notre Dame fans are going to be experience any sustained glory in the near future, is to just watch Rudy on repeat and try not to remember that Notre Dame is located in Indiana.