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With about 350 schools playing at the Division I level, it's inevitable each year that a numbers of teams will change coaches. As of April 10, that number sits at 35, according to CBSSports.com's Jeff Borzello.
Most of these openings have already been filled. While the hiring of Jay Ladner to replace Jim Yarbrough at Southeastern Louisiana doesn't really count as big news outside Hammond, La., and the Southland Conference, there have been some notable names to ride the coaching carousel.
The ones making the biggest headlines were guys returning to the game after some time away.
Former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl is back after a three-year absence, taking over Auburn. Pearl was fired by the Volunteers in March 2011 in the wake of his run-in with the NCAA regarding a recruiting investigation, and as part of his show-cause penalty cannot recruit or evaluate players until August, according to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman.
Former Oklahoma and Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson was hired at Houston, getting another chance to coach at the college level after spending time as an NBA assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets. Sampson also had a show-cause penalty, for five years, for excessive text messages and phone calls to recruits, according to Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle.
Other significant moves include former Oregon coach Ernie Kent taking the Washington State job, Buzz Williams leaving Marquette for Virginia Tech, Danny Manning going from Tulsa to Wake Forest and North Dakota State's Saul Phillips moving to Ohio after Jim Christian left that job for Boston College.
Throw in remaining vacancies at California and Marshall, plus other potential gigs to open up, and we'll get a chance to see a lot of old faces in new places next season.