Friday, December 5, 2014


Here we are at the end of another college football season and already a few hires and fires have taken place.
This is nothing new as the job stability of a coach today is fair at best.  Let us take a look at some of the changes that have taken place.

FLORIDA..........Former Colorado State coach, Jim McElwain has accepted the job following the dismissal of, Will Muschamp.  It was no surprise that Muschamp was let go as the rumors were plenty  throughout the season that his days were numbered.  Muschamp will get offered an assistants job at a major program  in a short period of time.  Florida had to buy out McElwain's contract at Colorado State at a reported figure of 5 million dollars.  Time will only tell if he is worth that kind of money.

NEBRASKA..........After 7 years, Bo Pelini was fired.  During  this time, Pelini posted at least 9 wins each season and never lost more than 4 games.  Makes us wonder what the expectations are at Nebraska.  Former Oregon State coach, Mike Riley was named to succeed Pelini.  Riley has spent a total of 14 years at Oregon State.  By comparison, Riley posted  9 wins or more only 4 times and had 4 losses or more every year.  What kind of job security might Riley have if he was to have seasons of 8-5 and 7-6.  Based on what seems to be the standards and expectations for the football program, it would appear that possibly Nebraska is not  an attractive job to have.  Then again maybe they will treat Riley a little better than they did Pelini.

MICHIGAN..........It was pretty much known that Brady Hoke would not survive at Michigan, so it came as no surprise when he was let go.  Before Hoke was hired, there were the names of  Les Miles  and Jim Harbaugh being thrown around as possible candidates and such is the case today.  Miles has a secure job at LSU so I am not so sure he would be interested in leaving  a Southeast Conference school for a program that is on shaky grounds.  As for Harbaugh, his enormous ego would probably not allow him to go from the NFL down to the college ranks.  Then again, big money has a way of soothing someones ego.

OREGON STATE..........Guess who has had some ties to this football program and might turn out to be a candidate for the job??  None other than Brady Hoke,  I think we will have to wait on that one.

Do not be surprised if a few more coaching jobs open up in the future.  Being a college football coach is not for everyone.


bruce_gil0 said...

so many cases of coaches who move on to "bigger" schools, and end up wrecking there careers

Beaumont7s7 said...

Ya but as the story mentions many schools fire coaches b/c they think their program should be better than it is. They don't realize the 7-6 or 6-7 is the best that their program could do with any coach

jimmy/\spritz said...

Tis the season. . . . for coach hirings and firings. The displacement and replacement of coaches happens so much this time of year that it should be its own holiday