The coaching carousel for the 2022 college football season is already spinning, with hirings and firings coming throughout the season and beyond.
In the last carousel move, Navy elevated coach Brian Newberry to replace Ken Niumatalolo.
Mississippi State moved quickly to make its defensive coordinator, Zach Arnett, the new head coach in the days after the passing of Mike Leach. The move comes before MSU has hired a full-time athletic director. Also, Kent State hired Minnesota associate head coach Kenni Burns to be its new head coach.
Purdue hired Illinois defensive coordinator Ryan Walters to take over the program. The North Texas Mean Green hired Eric Morris, the former head coach at Incarnate Word who spent last season as the offensive coordinator at Washington State.
Also, Sacramento State coach Troy Taylor is taking over at Stanford. Scott Satterfield left Louisville to take over at Cincinnati, while Jeff Brohm — a former Cardinals quarterback and assistant coach — left Purdue to take over at Louisville. That was on the heels of Deion Sanders leaving Jackson State to take over at Colorado, while Barry Odom left Arkansas as defensive coordinator to take over at UNLV.
As of Dec. 22 there are 24 head-coaching openings in FBS and all are filled. There are no head-coaching changes in the Big 12 Conference.
Check here at HeartlandCollegeSports.com throughout the 2022 season and 2022-23 offseason for changes to head-coaching jobs in FBS.
2022-23 FBS Coaching Changes
Out: Herm Edwards; Shaun Aguano (interim)
In: Kenny Dillingham (Oregon offensive coordinator)
Out: Bryan Harsin (Carnell Williams, interim)
In: Hugh Freeze (former Ole Miss, Liberty coach, Nov. 28)
Out: Will Healy; Pete Rossomando (interim)
In: Biff Poggi (hired Nov. 15) – Was Michigan associate head coach
Out: Luke Fickell (took Wisconsin job on Nov. 28)
In: Scott Satterfield (Dec. 6 – was head coach at Louisville)
Out: Jamey Chadwell (left to replace Hugh Freeze at Liberty)
In: Tim Beck (NC State offensive coordinator: hired Dec. 5)
Out: Karl Dorrell; Mike Sanford (interim)
In: Deion Sanders (left Jackson State, Dec. 3)
Out: Willie Taggart (Nov. 26)
In: Tom Herman (Dec. 1)
Out: Geoff Collins; Brent Key (interim)
In: Brent Key (hired full-time on Nov. 29)
Out: Sean Lewis (left to join Deion Sanders’ staff at Colorado)
In: Kenni Burns (Minnesota associate head coach, hired Dec. 13)
Out: Hugh Freeze (took job with Auburn on Nov. 28)
In: Jamey Chadwell (was head coach at Coastal Carolina; Dec. 4)
Out: Scott Satterfield (left to take over at Cincinnati)
In: Jeff Brohm (left Purdue as head coach; Dec. 7)
Mike Leach died on Dec. 13. Defensive coordinator Zach Arnett was named the new head coach on Dec. 15.
Out: Ken Niumatalolo (released on Dec. 11)
In: Brian Newberry (Navy assistant coach)
Out: Scott Frost; Mickey Joseph (interim)
In: Matt Rhule (Nov 26 – former Temple, Baylor, Carolina Panthers coach)
Out: Sett Littrell (Dec. 4)
In: Eric Morris (Washington State offensive coordinator, hired Dec. 13)
Out: Jeff Brohm (left to take over as head coach at Louisville)
In: Ryan Walters (Illinois defensive coordinator, hired Dec. 13)
Out: David Shaw (Nov. 26)
In: Troy Taylor (Sacramento State coach; reported on Dec. 10)
Out: Jake Spavital (Nov. 27)
In: GJ Kinne (Dec. 1)
Out: Philip Montgomery (Nov. 27)
In: Kevin Wilson (former Indiana head coach, Dec. 5)
Out: Bill Clark; Bryan Vincent (interim)
In: Trent Dilfer (Nov. 30)
Out: Marcus Arroyo (Nov. 28)
In: Barry Odom (was Arkansas defensive coordinator; Dec. 6)
Out: Jeff Scott
In: Alex Golesh (Tennessee offensive coordinator; Dec. 5)
Out: Tim Lester
In: Lance Taylor (Louisville offensive coordinator, Dec. 8)
Out: Paul Chryst; Jim Leonhard (interim)
In: Luke Fickell (former Cincinnati coach – Hired Nov. 27)