As the coaching world turns, only a handful of jobs remain open

An update of who's fired, who's hired, and who's still looking

Chad Morris, right, walks with Michael Sobeski, Bradley Pinion and Tajh Boyd before the game

Chad Morris, right, walks with Michael Sobeski, Bradley Pinion and Tajh Boyd before the game

The carousel is still spinning; when will Chad Morris step off?

Clemson seems to have weathered its most serious threat to keeping its offensive coordinator for a third year, though opportunities remain should Morris choose to take a mid-major gig as a step up to the big time.

Here's a quick rundown of college head coaching changes, filled and still open:


Texas Tech: Tommy Tuberville left for the head coaching job at Cincinnati, and on Wednesday hired Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, a former standout quarterback for the Raiders.

Arkansas: Fired John L. Smith, and hired Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema just after he coached the Badgers to the Rose Bowl.

Arkansas State: Replaced Gus Malzahn with Texas co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin.

Auburn: Fired Gene Chizik, and hired Arkansas State coach Gus Malzahn, who spent three seasons as the Tigers' offensive coordinator.

Boston College: Fired Frank Spaziani, and hired Temple coach Steve Addazio.

California: Fired Jeff Tedford, and hired Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes, who earlier had interviewed for the opening at N.C. State.

Cincinnati: Butch Jones left to become head coach at Tennessee, and was replaced by Tuberville.

Colorado: Fired Jon Embree, hired San Jose State coach Mike MacIntyre, after pursuing Cincinnati's Jones.

Georgia State: Bill Curry retired, and was replaced by Indiana State coach Trent Miles.

Idaho: Fired Robb Akey, and hired former Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino.

Kentucky: Fired Joker Phillips, and hired former Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops.

North Carolina State: Fired Tom O'Brien, and hired Northern Illinois coach Dave Doeren.

Northern Illinois: After Doeren left for N.C. State, NIU elevated offensive coordinator Rod Carey.

Purdue: Fired Danny Hope, and hired Kent State coach Darrell Hazell.

South Florida: Fired Skip Holtz, and hired Western Kentucky coach Willie Taggart.

Southern Mississippi: Fired Ellis Johnson after an 0-12 season, and hired Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

Tennessee: Fired Derek Dooley, pursued Louisville's Charlie Strong, and then hired Cincinnati coach Butch Jones.

UTEP: After Mike Price 'retired,' hired Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler.

Western Kentucky: When Taggart left for South Florida, he was replaced by former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino.

Still Open

Florida International: Fired Mario Cristobal, and was turned down by former UNC coach Butch Davis.

Kent State: Looking to build on a solid foundation left by Darrell Hazell.

Louisiana Tech: Already sitting out the bowl season, Louisiana Tech is now looking for a like-minded replacement for Sonny Dykes.

San Jose State: Starting over under a new athletic director.

Temple: For the second time in three years, the Owls are looking to replace a coach who bolted for the ACC.

Western Michigan: Fired Bill Cubit.

Wisconsin: Making a hire to maintain the program's high stature will fall to former coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez.

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