Already, less than 2 days after that, we've got multiple coaching changes to report. And no, Urban Meyer is a separate story.
We start in Champaign, Illinois where to the surprise of very few people, the Zooker, Ron Zook was let go. He was let go in the midst of his team starting 6-0 and finishing the season 0-6.
Said Athletic Director Mike Thomas, "I assessed the entire program and felt that it was time for a change in leadership."
Thomas will discuss where the program is headed at 3:15, Zook, oddly enough will speak an hour later at the football stadium.
Read the full story from news-gazette.com RIGHT HERE
In Kansas, the Turner Gill era has ended.
Gill went 5-19 overall and 1-16 in the Big 12. And really, the Jayhawks haven't been competitive at any point during his tenure.
The next question of course, who will take over the moribund program.
The Kansas City Star gives us details and suggests a few names RIGHT HERE
Porter, a Memphis grad in his 1st head coaching job went 3-21 in his 2 seasons and the Tigers were a perennial visitor to our "Bottom of the Barrel".
Also, Memphis AD R.C Johnson is expected to retire as well.
Read about the departures from Commercialappeal.com RIGHT HERE
Erickson was 31-30 in his 5-years, including a 6-6 record this season. He's taken the Sun Devils to bowl games, but has struggled living up to the expectations out there in the desert.
AZCentral.com gives us the latest RIGHT HERE
In Birmingham, UAB coach Neil Callaway was relieved of his duties as the Blazers football coach.
Callaway walked into a program in disarray and essentially ignored in the state of Alabama and couldn't do much with it. He went 18-42 in 5 long seasons as one of the lowest paid coaches in Division 1 football. His best season was a 5-7 slate in 2008.
AL.com gives us a recap of Callaway's tenure RIGHT HERE
And finally (for now), Paul Wulff hasn't been fired...yet at Washington State. The Cougars are 9-40 in Wulff's 4 seasons in Pullman and there have been hints that Athletic Director Bill Moos is ready to pull the trigger and find a new coach.
Washington State finished 4-8 this season, which was an improvement as the team has steadily won one more game each year than the past.
The Seattle Times says this is a done deal. Read the story RIGHT HERE
And yes, Washington State has a serious hard-on for former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach. Considering the jobs available, that may be a bit of a pipe-dream.
Expect more to come, we will try our best to keep you updated as the Carousel picks up speed before it runs out of steam sometime in mid to late January.
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