5 Coaches Next To Fall off the Coaching Carousel
With the recent news of Randy Shannon being shown the door following a 23-20 loss to University of South Florida, many wonder which college-football coach will be next to be shown the door.
There were several coaches already on the hot seat entering the year—some have saved their jobs, some have not. Then there are the Randy Shannons of the world, who didn't even see it coming.
Here are the five coaches to expect to see gone by the end of business hours on Monday...or at least week's end.
Lynch was a popular choice to be sent to the unemployment line when the season started. Heading into this weekend's game against bitter rival Purdue, a win was necessary to keep his 2011 season even a slim possibility.
Although Lynch and the Hoosiers found a way to beat Purdue, albeit in overtime, this was a better team than the 5-7 record they put together.
The Hoosiers could have easily won games against Iowa and Northwestern, which would have put them at 7-5, instead of 5-7.
Coaching can make all the difference in close games, and if you look at the Hoosiers in close games under Lynch the past two seasons, it is simply not good.
As Vince McMahon would say, "Bill Lynch, You're Fired!"
Lobos fans are already saying that Mike Locksley should have been fired a long time ago.
All Locksley did during his time in Albuquerque was win two games and allegedly fight with assistants. His final performance was a blowout loss at home to TCU this past weekend.
Simply put, Locksley did not recruit the way he did as the offensive coordinator at Illinois, and he was never able to find a way to get wins like his predecessor Rocky Long did.
Pink slips are a comin', Mike...
Houston Nutt's 2009 team was thought to be the best in the SEC heading into the season, but they turned out average at best, finishing .500 in the SEC.
This season he had Oregon transfer Jeremiah Masoli come in to help what many thought was a rebuilding Rebels team, and once again Ole Miss failed to meet any expectations with a 1-7 conference mark and a loss in the opener against an FCS foe.
You can't say that Nutt has lost it, but he has seemingly not been able to get the most out of his players the past two years, and the fans in Oxford are ready to play Nutt-cracker when it comes to his contract.
To give Colorado State head man Steve Fairchild some credit, he was working with a young QB and offensive line this year. Still, the Rams did only win three games.
Fairchild had the Springs faithful excited after a bowl win in his first season, but since has won just six games in two years.
With the Mountain West adding Boise State and possibly others, look for the Rams to look for someone else to lead them in the new MWC in 2011.
For the first time since the pre-Mack Brown days, the Longhorns are going to be watching bowl season from their living rooms.
The sky was the limit following a National Title run a year ago, and many had pegged the Horns to contend once again in the Big 12. But that was during the preseason.
A 5-7 campaign will not sit well in Austin, and the accusations of Brown losing his team and not being able to coach his talent will not help, either.
Brown may not be fired, but look for a lot of Texas fans to be calling for his future replacement, defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, to be getting a lot of attention, especially since the Mark Richt-to-Colorado rumor mills are swirling, and Muschamp played at Georgia.
Brown steps down and starts eating dinner before 4 p.m.