College Football Coaching Carousel: Shawn Elliott Keeps the Carousel Spinning

Track every open job, potential hot seat, and all the movement around the 2023-24 college football head coaching carousel in real time.

The 2023-24 college football coaching carousel has been an absolutely wild ride. Before the carousel began, big-time college football openings had popped up just the same as some big-time names have now filled those roles.

The real action began after the season and has only just started to slow down. Here’s a look at where we stand with updated job openings across the nation and those who have filled some prestigious spots.

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2023-24 College Football Coaching Carousel

We’re taking it job by job, role by role, and listing them all out for you in an easy-to-read format.

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Each of the roles below has been reported or made official.

2023-24 Head Coaching Jobs

The coaches listed below have left a post or taken a new post. Each coach’s previous job was a head coach unless otherwise listed.

Michigan Wolverines

IN: Sherrone Moore (Michigan, Offensive Coordinator, promoted)
OUT: Jim Harbaugh (NFL, Los Angeles Chargers)

Alabama Crimson Tide

IN: Kalen DeBoer (Washington, Head Coach)
OUT: Nick Saban (retired)

Washington Huskies

IN: Jedd Fisch (Arizona, Head Coach)
OUT: Kalen DeBoer (Alabama)

Arizona Wildcats

IN: Brent Brennan (San Jose State, Head Coach)
OUT: Jedd Fisch (Washington)

San Jose State Spartans

IN: Ken Niumatalolo (Navy, Head Coach in 2022)
OUT: Brent Brennan (Arizona)

Buffalo Bulls

IN: Pete Lembo (South Carolina, ST Coordinator)
OUT: Maurice Linguist (Alabama, co-Defensive Coordinator)

South Alabama Jaguars

IN: Major Applewhite (South Alabama, Offensive Coordinator, promoted)
OUT: Kane Wommack (Alabama, co-Defensive Coordinator)

Boston College Eagles

IN: Bill O’Brien (Ohio State, Offensive Coordinator)
OUT: Jeff Hafley (NFL, Green Bay Packers assistant)

Texas A&M Aggies

IN: Mike Elko (Duke)
OUT: Jimbo Fisher (fired)

Michigan State Spartans

IN: Jonathan Smith (Oregon State)
OUT: Mel Tucker (fired, with cause)

Mississippi State Bulldogs

IN: Jeff Lebby (Mississippi State, Offensive Coordinator)
OUT: Zach Arnett (fired)

Northwestern Wildcats

IN: David Braun (interim, promoted)
OUT: Pat Fitzgerald (fired, with cause)

Syracuse Orange

IN: Fran Brown (Georgia, Defensive Backs)
OUT: Dino Babers (fired)

Oregon State Beavers

IN: Trent Bray (Oregon State, Defensive Coordinator, promoted)
OUT: Jonathan Smith (Michigan State)

Indiana Hoosiers

IN: Curt Cignetti (James Madison)
OUT: Tom Allen (fired)

San Diego State Aztecs

IN: Sean Lewis (Colorado, Offensive Coordinator)
OUT: Brady Hoke (retired)

Houston Cougars

IN: Willie Fritz (Tulane)
OUT: Dana Holgorsen (fired)

Boise State Broncos

IN: Spencer Danielson (Boise State, Defensive Coordinator, promoted)
OUT: Andy Avalos (fired)

UTEP Miners

IN: Scotty Walden (Austin Peay)
OUT: Dana Dimel (fired)

UL-Monroe Warhawks

IN: Bryant Vincent (New Mexico, Offensive Coordinator)
OUT: Terry Bowden (fired)

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

IN: Derek Mason
OUT: Rick Stockstill (fired)

New Mexico Lobos

IN: Bronco Mendenhalll
OUT: Danny Gonzales (fired)

Wyoming Cowboys

IN: Jay Sawvell (Wyoming, Defense Coordinator, promoted)
OUT: Craig Bohl (retired)

James Madison Dukes

IN: Bob Chesney (Holy Cross)
OUT: Curt Cignetti (Indiana)

Duke Blue Devils

IN: Manny Diaz (Penn State, Defensive Coordinator)
OUT: Mike Elko (Texas A&M)

Nevada Wolf Pack

IN: Jeff Choate (Texas, co-Defensive Coordinator)
OUT: Ken Wilson (fired)

Tulane Green Wave

IN: Jon Sumrall (Troy, Head Coach)
OUT: Willie Fritz (Houston)

Grambling State Tigers

IN: Mickey Joseph (Nebraska, Interim Head Coach in 2022)
OUT: Hue Jackson (fired)

New Mexico State Aggies

IN: Tony Sanchez (New Mexico State, WR Coach, promoted)
OUT: Jerry Kill (stepped down)

UCLA Bruins

IN: DeShaun Foster (Las Vegas Raiders, RB Coach)
OUT: Chip Kelly (Ohio State, Offensive Coordinator)

Troy Trojans

IN: Gerad Parker (Notre Dame, Defensive Coordinator)
OUT: Jon Sumrall (Tulane)

Follow along here for the full list of team-by-team movements among the assistants.

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