Saturday, December 18, 2010

As the Carousel Spins...Saturday Episode

A look at the moving and shaking going on in the coaching ranks of FBS and FCS College Football for a Saturday.

     The great coaching purge of 2010 has hit UCLA, as Rick Neuheisel has fired DC Chuck Bullough and WR Coach Reggie Moore. It is widely thought that the blood letting won't end there, with Norm Chow's status highly speculated upon. My opinion...dump him.
     Doug Mallory has been hired by HC Kevin Wilson to become co-DC at Indiana. Wilson has named another co-DC, and that news will come later. Wilson is building his defensive staff before working on the offensive side.
     Tim Kish has been promoted from LB Coach to DC at Arizona by HC Mike Stoops. This is a solid move, and Arizona should see a seemless transition to the new defense.
     In the stupid move of the day, sources close to the Maryland football team are reporting that Friedgen is out after the bowl game. I am not sure how you justify firing a coach when he goes from 2-10 to 8-4, and how you can justify hiring baggage laden Mike Leach to replace him.
     Rutgers HC Greg Schiano has hired Pittsburgh DB Coach Jeff Hafley to an unspecified position on the staff. More Rutgers news later in regards to the Temple job.
     Speaking of Temple, the leading candidates right now are OC Matt Rhule, Former Florida OC Steve Addazio, Arizona Cardinals Assistant John McNulty, and a surprise candidate may be involved, which we will speak on tomorrow.
     Troy is in conversations to add Charleston Southern WR Coach Patrick Nix to the staff. Nix has Alabama routes, and is a former Auburn player.
     Dan McCarney continues to be a mover at North Texas, as he has brought on Western Michigan Assistant HC Mike Grant as Rb Coach.

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