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Here are all 28 FBS teams that will have changed head coaches heading into 2016

That's a lot!

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The 2015-2016 college football coaching carousel got off to an early start, when Illinois fired Tim Beckman before the season even began. Steves Spurrier and Sarkisian left their respective USCs for wildly different reasons just weeks into the season, and firings of Maryland's Randy Edsall and Miami's Al Golden just added more steam to warm bottoms nationwide.

It appeared like we'd end up with a pretty normal carousel after all, until Georgia fired Mark Richt amidst a 10-win season and LSU came perilously close to canning Les Miles during his latest three-loss campaign. Miles stuck around, but Richt's exit to his alma mater, Miami, ensured a higher-than-usual level of turnover excitement.

But we weren't done! Ball State's Pete Lembo left for Maryland, and Texas State and UTSA both said goodbye to the coaches who took them to the FBS level.

That puts us at 27 teams out of 128 that will be under new management next year, and I guess we're not even done yet? What if the NFL plucks somebody?

You can click below for the timeline for each, but here are the two lists as they stand.

Teams that have hired new head coaches

  • Ball State hired Saints QB coach Mike Neu to replace Pete Lembo
  • Bowling Green hired Texas Tech AHC Mike Jinks to replace Dino Babers
  • BYU hired Oregon State DC Kalani Sitake to replace Bronco Mendenhall
  • East Carolina hired Duke OC Scottie Montgomery to replace Ruffin McNeill
  • Illinois promoted interim Bill Cubit to replace Tim Beckman
  • Iowa State hired Toledo HC Matt Campbell to replace Paul Rhoads
  • Georgia hired Alabama DC Kirby Smart to replace Mark Richt
  • Georgia Southern hired CSU DC Tyson Summers to replace Willie Fritz
  • Hawaii hired Nevada OC Nick Rolovich to replace Norm Chow
  • Maryland hired Michigan DC D.J. Durkin to replace Randy Edsall
  • Memphis hired Arizona State OC Mike Norvell to replace Justin Fuente
  • Miami hired former Georgia HC Mark Richt to replace Al Golden
  • Minnesota hired interim Tracy Claeys to replace Jerry Kill
  • Missouri promoted DC Barry Odom to replace Gary Pinkel
  • North Texas hired North Carolina OC Seth Littrell to replace Dan McCarney
  • Rutgers hired Ohio State DC Chris Ash to replace Kyle Flood
  • South Carolina hired Auburn DC Will Muschamp to replace Steve Spurrier
  • Southern Miss hired Alcorn State HC Jay Hopson to replace Todd Monken
  • Syracuse hired Bowling Green HC Dino Babers to replace Scott Shafer
  • Texas State hired James Madison HC Everett Withers to replace Dennis Franchione
  • Toledo promoted OC Jason Candle to replace Matt Campbell
  • Tulane hired Georgia Southern HC Willie Fritz to replace Curtis Johnson
  • UCF hired Oregon OC Scott Frost to replace George O'Leary
  • ULM hired McNeese State HC Matt Viator to replace Todd Berry
  • USC promoted interim Clay Helton to replace Steve Sarkisian
  • UTSA hired LSU RB coach Frank Wilson to replace Larry Coker
  • Virginia hired BYU HC Bronco Mendenhall to replace Mike London
  • Virginia Tech hired Memphis HC Justin Fuente to replace Frank Beamer

Ball State

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Georgia Southern

  • December 20: Georgia Southern has hired Colorado State DC Tyson Summers, Football Scoop reports.
  • December 11: Georgia Southern HC will be hired by Tulane, multiple sources tell SB Nation's Steven Godfrey.
  • November 24: Georgia Southern head coach Willie Fritz is interested in the Iowa State job, per CBS Sports.


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  • December 3: Memphis has reportedly hired Arizona State OC Mike Norvell.
  • December 1: If Memphis can't hire Mizzou DC Barry Odom, it'll promote offensive coordinator Darrell Dickey to head coach, FootballScoop reports.
  • December 1: South Carolina plans to meet with Oklahoma OC Lincoln Riley, ESPN reportsMemphis is also interested.
  • November 29: Memphis has offered its head coaching job to Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom, FootballScoop is reporting.
  • November 29: Virginia Tech makes it official: the Hokies have hired Justin Fuente.
  • November 28:FOX 5 reports Virginia Tech will hire Memphis head coach Justin Fuente and retain VT DC Bud Foster.
  • November 28: SI reports VT has the easiest hire to predict of all: Memphis' Justin Fuente.
  • November 25: Memphis would reportedly be interested in UAB head coach Bill Clark if Fuente leaves, per CoachingSearch.
  • November 18: An eventual "top candidate" to replace Justin Fuente at Memphis: Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom, per FOX's Bruce Feldman.
  • November 16: Fuente's a name to consider at Missouri, per Rock M Nation.
  • October 30: The top three names for Minnesota, per The Daily Gopher: interim Tracy Claeys, Memphis HC Justin Fuente and Illinois State HC Brock Spack. The first and third seem like perfect fits.
  • October 26: Former North Carolina HC Butch Davis, Alabama OLC Mario Cristobal, Colts assistant Rob Chudzinski and Fuente are the Vegas favorites for Miami.
  • October 14: Bovada lists Alabama DC Kirby Smart, Fuente and LSU DLC Ed Orgeron among the betting favorites for South Carolina.
  • October 13: Garnet And Black Attack has plenty of potential South Carolina candidates, with Arizona HC Rich Rodriguez and Fuente perhaps the two most interesting.
  • September 26: TCU HC Gary Patterson protege Fuente has now won 11 games in a row at a place where that just doesn't happen.
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  • December 2: Toledo is expected to promote OC Jason Candle to replace Campbell.
  • November 29: Iowa State announces it has hired Toledo head coach Matt Campbell, on the coach's 36th birthday.
  • November 29: Toledo players "overwhelmingly" want offensive coordinator Jason Candle to take over for Campbell, per the Toledo Blade.
  • November 29: Toledo head coach Matt Campbell will reportedly be the hire for Iowa State.
  • November 28: Toledo head coach Matt Campbell is the "front runner" for the Iowa State job, per Sports Illustrated.
  • November 27: HC Matt Campbell seems like the favorite for Mizzou, based on FootballScoop reporting.
  • Tulane

  • December 11: Georgia Southern HC will be hired by Tulane, multiple sources tell SB Nation's Steven Godfrey.
  • December 5: Oklahoma State OC Mike Yurcich is a potential candidate for the Tulane job.
  • November 30: Houston Nutt is interested, of course.
  • November 28: Curtis Johnson is out at Tulane, per multiple reports.
  • November 25: Tulane plans to fire head coach Curtis Johnson, per USA Today. LSU defensive line coach Ed Orgeron is reportedly not interested.



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