The post-season coaching carousel gained a bit of momentum this week when Southern California named Washington's Steve Sarkisian as its new head coach, replacing interim coach Ed Orgeron, who earlier this season replaced Lane Kiffin.
Sarkisian, a former USC assistant, compiled a 34-29 record in his five seasons in Seattle, with eight wins over top-25 opponents.
His departure propels the Washington job to the top of a so-far limited list of college openings.
In a speculative blog posted on Wednesday, Athlon named Clemson's Chad Morris as one of the coaches who'll be look at as a possible replacement for Sarskisian at Washington. A day earlier, Morris was mentioned in connection with the Wake Forest opening, but, according to multiple reports, he is not interested in the Deacons' opening.
Others named by Athlon as possibilities at Washington include Eastern Washington's Beau Baldwin, Fresno State's Tim DeRuyter, Colorado State's Jim McElwain, Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, and Washington defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox.
Currently, the only other coaching position to be filled is at Miami (Ohio), where Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin was named on Tuesday as the school's replacement for Don Treadwell.
In addition to Wake Forest and Washington, other open positions include Wyoming, Florida Atlantic, Eastern Michigan, and Connecticut.