College Football’s coaching carousel has already begun with Houston Nutt’s resignation at Ole Miss and Joe Paterno’s likely departure from Penn State. Nutt and Paterno aren’t the first ones to go, however, as Mike Stoops was already shown the door by Arizona.
It’s likely this season will see as many firings as any other season of college football season. Will Rick Neuheisel be fired at UCLA? Is Georgia in the market to replace Mark Richt despite competing for the SEC East title? What will Ohio State do to replace Jim Tressel?
There are multitudes of candidates waiting at lower tier schools or in lesser positions who would love to be the next great coach. As administrations conduct their coaching searches, they won’t be able to ignore the benefits of hiring the top candidates in the country.