The 2021-22 college football coaching carousel is heating up and will turn white hot by the time we hit December. USC coach Clay Helton was handed his walking papers in September, LSU told Ed Oregeron that this would be his last in October and TCU split with Gary Patterson on Halloween. In mid-November, Washington fired Jimmy Lake after the Huskies coach had served a one-game suspension for shoving a player.
There are bound to be many, many more.
Coaching changes are part of the game and, with the early national signing period approaching, athletic directors are getting their ducks in a row to make sure that their programs don’t miss a beat despite changing leadership. Here’s a look at the updated coaching changes and analysis.