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.
Most insiders now assume Michigan will dump Brady Hoke. Barring a major turnaround, it appears to be more a matter of when – not if – a change will be made. We continue to hear the same names.
Larry Blakeney makes it easy on Troy and announces retirement. UNLV, Tulsa, and Miami are getting hotter and hotter.
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.
This week’s scoop…Can Brady Hoke survive at Michigan? David Shaw to the Raiders? And, NFL scouts don’t trust Jimbo Fisher.
From 1993-2001 the defining moment in the SEC season was always the Florida-Tennessee game, usually the third or fourth week of the season in September. Whoever won that game went on to win the SEC East and then turned whoever won the West into a sacrificial lamb.
There haven’t been very many defining moments in the series since then, a series dominated by Florida, which has won the last 10 games.
Our rankings are simple. Who’s the most likely to get fired? That’s the only criteria we use to group them. The higher the ranking, the more likely they’ll be shown the door. Rankings are not based only on week-to-week results, they are based on what we hear from sources on the ground – and that can change based on any number of things.