It wasn’t exactly a foregone conclusion that Will Muschamp would get the axe at Florida this season. He’s had the full support of Florida AD Jeremy Foley, but even Foley had to conclude that this wasn’t working out when Muschamp and the Gators snatched defeat from the certain jaws of victory against South Carolina. Muschamp now joins the unemployed. Get the latest forecast for the rest of the coaches in jeopardy.
Miami fans look to the Florida State game as the barometer of where the program is. Should the Canes score the upset, they’ll give in a little bit in their critique of Al Golden. Lose by at least 10 and they’ll be screaming for Golden’s head.
Now that Dave Brandon has “resigned” from his post as athletic director at the University of Michigan the only suspense is who will pink slip football coach Brady Hoke? Will it be interim athletic director Jim Hackett or will it be Brandon’s successor? There is no suspense about Hoke. He’s a goner.
There are four jobs in college football where anything less than a 9-win season should be considered borderline disaster. At Miami, Texas, Southern Cal and UCLA there is simply no excuse for a bad season, not with the amount of talent within a three-hour drive of their campuses.
Buffalo is the latest to do a fascinating impersonation of Roberto Duran. The administration threw up its hands and screamed “no mas!” earlier in the week when Jeff Quinn was pink slipped. His heinous crime? He lost to Eastern Michigan, which is akin to having your tackle football team taken to the woodshed by the powder puff all-stars from the Thursday night Girls Football League down at St. Agnes.
The seventh week of college football means the firing season has officially begun. Sure, three coaches have already found their way to the Extinct Species List, but that’s just a warm up for what’s ahead.
Notre Dame feels your pain Kansas.
Earlier in the week, Kansas pink slipped Charlie Weis to nobody’s surprise. Even at a football Sahara desert like Kansas there is only so much losing you can take. But jettisoning Charlie comes with a price. KU will be paying him the rest of this year and the next two years. Full salary.