The 2021 college football season will feature 17 new head coaches at schools across the country, eight of whom will be taking the lead role for the first time. To kick off my multi-week dig into everything prep for the 2021 campaign, I’m analyzing the coaching changes. Why? Because they are typically very impactful on teams’ prospects for a season, particularly early on.
A few weeks ago I put together a piece detailing the performance trends of rookie head coaches in the NFL. I found that 26 of the last 41 rookie coaches improved their teams’ won-lost records in their first season. I’ll have the college football numbers for this in a few weeks when I look at carryover systems, but I can tell you that the success rate at the college level is nowhere near as high. There are a few reasons for this, with instability being No. 1. A head coach leaving in college football typically means new coordinators and new systems on both sides of the ball. This is a lot for players to overcome in a short time.
Typically, coaching changes at the college level are a result of just a few possibilities. First, poor performance. In most cases, this comes from a shortage of talent. Building a better overall talent level takes time for new coaches. Second, a highly successful coach leaves for a bigger, more established program. This is a painful one for Group of 5 teams each year, and reestablishing the magic can prove difficult for the replacement. Third, longtime coaches simply retire, leaving a huge void in the leadership position, as a program naturally grows accustomed to certain routines, and change is never easy, nor always accepted willingly. In all three of these cases, you can see how finding that lightning in a bottle in a coach’s first year can be a challenge. This is opposed to the NFL, where there’s more parity, and a breath of fresh air can make a world of difference.
With that in mind, let’s run through the 17 FBS head coaching changes that have occurred since the conclusion of last season. I’ll try to provide my insights as well as a prediction for how that coach and program might fare in 2021. Following the breakdown of the new head coaches, you’ll find a list of the coordinator changes as well.
Of course, the changing of head coaches and/or coordinators makes up a big part of what goes into my Stability Ratings each season. The more times you see a team’s name in this article, the lower the Stability Rating they will have going into the 2021 season. I’ll have all of this and more for PSW readers in the coming weeks.
New head coach: Jedd Fisch
Career record: 1-1
Former head coach: Kevin Sumlin, 3 seasons
Steve's thoughts: Disappointing can hardly begin to describe the Kevin Sumlin era at Arizona. After success at previous stops, Sumlin went just 9-20 in his three seasons in Tucson, including 0-5 last year. Rather than hiring another seasoned college coach, Arizona plucked from the pro ranks, giving the head coaching job to Jedd Fisch, most recently the quarterbacks coach of the New England Patriots. His team will have 15 starters back, typically a good number, but actually fewest in the Pac-12 this season. DraftKings set the Arizona win total at a paltry 2.5, meaning they don’t expect much from the Wildcats in 2021.
Better or worse in 2021? With Fisch having only two college head coaching games to his record, and the fewest starters in the conference returning, the Arizona situation figures to be quite unstable. It would be impossible to be worse than zero victories again, but even a couple of W’s doesn’t mean the Wildcats will be better.
New head coach: Butch Jones
Career record: 84-54
Former head coach: Blake Anderson, 7 seasons
Steve's thoughts: It’s going to be tough to keep the momentum that Blake Anderson built at Arkansas State in seven seasons, but Butch Jones has taken on bigger projects in the past. Don’t worry about him being too big of a name for the Sun Belt either, as he spent the last several seasons in the SEC, most recently at Alabama as special assistant to the head coach and offensive analyst. In fact, his greatest head coaching successes came at the Group of 5 levels of college football, specifically at Central Michigan and Cincinnati, where he had a 50-27 record. It wasn’t until his last of five seasons at Tennessee that things unraveled. The ASU job won’t be as easy as it might have been before 2020, as last year the Red Wolves failed to make a bowl game for the first time since 2010, and the departing Anderson took starting QB Logan Bonner with him to Utah State. However, Layne Hatcher was part of a tier-two QB system last year and posted an impressive 19-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Besides Hatcher, 15 starters return, second fewest in the Sun Belt.
Better or worse in 2021? DraftKings has a total of only 3.5 wins posted for Arkansas State. It seems like an egregious error. After nine straight seasons winning at least seven games, I’d be quite surprised if the Red Wolves finished below .500.
New head coach: Bryan Harsin
Career record: 76-24
Former head coach: Gus Malzahn, 8 seasons
Steve's thoughts: Most of the eight seasons of the Gus Malzahn era were good, as he brought the Tigers to within a minute of a national title in his first year. The final season, with a 6-5 record, and his eventual firing were unceremonious, but he certainly didn’t leave the cupboard bare for Bryan Harsin, who comes to Auburn after a great run at Boise State in which his teams went 69-19. One of Harsin’s biggest decisions will come early in deciding between returning QB starter Bo Nix and NC State transfer T.J. Finley.
Better or worse in 2021? There’s the age-old argument that coaches stepping up a level from Group of 5 to SEC football can be in over their heads. I don’t think that will be the case for Harsin, however, as the Broncos were well known for competing well with the big boys in his tenure. It might just not take off this year. With a DraftKings win prop set at 7, I see five likely wins, three maybes and four probable losses. I’ll settle on a 6-6 season for Auburn in 2021.
New head coach: Andy Avalos
Career record: 0-0
Former head coach: Bryan Harsin, 7 seasons
Steve's thoughts: Replacing Harsin at Boise State is alumnus Andy Avalos, who has the fourth most tackles in school history. He also served as the school’s defensive coordinator before making the lateral position move over to Oregon the past couple of seasons. He returns to his alma mater for his first head coaching gig and really couldn’t ask for much more of a shot at early success. His team returns 84%-plus of its production, including starting QB Hank Bachmeier. The Broncos are obviously a national name at this point and it’s tough to see that changing much under Avalos.
Better or worse in 2021? Ask any Boise State fan and I’m sure there was a lot of dissatisfaction with a 5-2 finish last season. The Broncos were smacked around pretty good by both BYU and San Jose State. The 2021 schedule is tough with nonconference games at UCF and BYU, and home versus Oklahoma State. Plus they close the regular season at San Diego State. I can see a push on the DraftKings prop of 9 wins but probably not an Over.
New head coach: Maurice Linguist
Career record: 0-0
Former head coach: Lance Leipold, 6 seasons
Steve's thoughts: After a very good run with Buffalo, particularly over the last three seasons when the Bulls went 24-10, Lance Leipold made the “step up” and moved on to Kansas. Well-traveled first-time head coach Maurice Linguist replaces him. Since leaving as Buffalo’s defensive coordinator after the 2013 season, Linguist has made six stops at the college and NFL levels. He was hired away from Michigan before even coaching a game as the Wolverines’ defensive coordinator. Buffalo has solid talent back, including starting QB Kyle Vantrease, but will have to replace the incredible production of running back Jaret Patterson.
Better or worse in 2021? Buffalo has a DraftKings win prop of 8.5 for 2021 and the nonconference slate features two highly intriguing games, the first at Nebraska, and the second at home versus Coastal Carolina. I would speculate that a win in either locks up the Over on the win total, considering how good this program has been in conference play the last few seasons.
New head coach: Bret Bielema
Career record: 97-58
Former head coach: Lovie Smith, 5 seasons
Steve's thoughts: You have to think Illinois’ brass believes Bret Bielema was out of his element with Arkansas in the SEC and that he is much better suited for success in the Big Ten, like he enjoyed at Wisconsin. He was 68-24 as head coach of the Badgers. Since then, just 29-34, including 11-29 in conference play. Otherwise, to me this was a head-scratching hire, as Bielema has not coached like he did in Madison. That said, I never really saw the thinking in the Lovie Smith hire either. Smith leaves after a 17-40 run in five seasons, so there’s literally nowhere to go but up for this program. It’s going to be a tough road to hoe, however, as evidenced by the 3-win total set by DraftKings.
Better or worse in 2021? The Illini have four seemingly winnable home games. Getting all four of those is a must if they are to top the three-win mark as, mark these words, this team will NOT win a road game. This is by far the worst team in the Big Ten West Division.
New head coach: Lance Leipold
Career record: 37-33
Former head coach: Les Miles, 2 seasons
Steve's thoughts: Almost every analyst who broke down the Les Miles hiring at Kansas focused on one key area as the secret to improvement: his ability to recruit better than predecessors. That never materialized and Miles was stuck in a position he wasn’t accustomed to — perennial loser. He was fired in the wake of allegations of inappropriate behavior toward female students during his tenure at LSU. Lance Leipold, off a successful run at Buffalo, is probably much better suited for the patience it will take to ever turn the Jayhawks program around. People forget that Leipold endured a 2-10 season in his second season at Buffalo and improved by eight wins just two years later.
Better or worse in 2021? Not that it really matters much at Kansas typically, but Leipold does get 17 starters back. That winless group lost six of its nine games by 30-plus points, however. This is a massive undertaking for any coach, and the 1-win prop set by DraftKings is very telling. Even the Jayhawks’ FCS game will be a tough one.
New head coach: Terry Bowden
Career record: 82-69
Former head coach: Matt Viator, 5 seasons
Steve's thoughts: Yes, this is the same Terry Bowden who began his Division I head coaching career at Auburn in ’93. Since leaving the SEC in ’98, Bowden has been at North Alabama, Akron and now Louisiana-Monroe. Here he takes over a team that was 0-10 a season ago and was outscored 42-16 per game. However, there are 17 starters back and QB Colby Suits showed some promise last year. Whether the Warhawks can get used to the system changes, especially on offense with Rich Rodriguez taking over as offensive coordinator, will have a huge effect on their immediate prospects.
Better or worse in 2021? DraftKings has set a miniscule 1.5-win prop on ULM for 2021, which could be a layup Over wager if you ask me. Before last year’s 0-10 season, the Warhawks won fewer than four games just once in the last decade. This is not a perennial loser, and with the strange COVID-19 season in the rearview, it wouldn’t surprise me to see this program rebound with a nonconference win over Jackson State and at least a couple of Sun Belt victories.
New head coach: Charles Huff
Career record: 0-0
Former head coach: Doc Holliday, 11 seasons
Steve's thoughts: Another first-time head coach takes over at Marshall and probably faces the most pressure of any of his fellow rookies. Charles Huff arrives via Alabama, where he was associate head coach and running backs coach. He takes over a program that enjoyed great success and consistency under Doc Holliday, winning 85 games in 11 seasons. The Herd get 16 starters back, led on offense by QB Grant Wells, who enjoyed a solid redshirt freshman season in 2020. However, the key to success this year will be the defense, which gets a new coordinator in Lance Guidry after the 2020 unit allowed the fewest points in the country.
Better or worse in 2021? Huff would have to really screw up to put a crack in the foundation that Holliday established at Marshall. Perhaps changing defensive coordinators after a nation’s best performance could kick-start that. The win prop for 2021 is set at 7.5, and I count at least four fairly difficult road games, leaving little room for another hiccup. I’ll take a slight lean on the Under 7.5.
New head coach: Kane Wommack
Career record: 0-0
Former head coach: Steve Campbell, 3 seasons
Steve's thoughts: After a 9-26 run over three years at South Alabama, Steve Campbell was fired despite enjoying his best season in 2020. The Jaguars went 4-7 after going 2-10 the prior season, and even pulled a pair of upsets as underdogs of more than a touchdown. There was reason to believe the program would continue the trend upward as well, with 16 starters back and QB Desmond Trotter (11 TDs, 4 INTs, 8 starts) having shown promise. Rookie head coach Kane Wommack takes over after most recently serving as the defensive coordinator at Indiana. He made a pretty nice splash in adding Major Applewhite to his staff as offensive coordinator.
Better or worse in 2021? The DraftKings win prop for South Alabama is set at 4. It’s a very fair number and one that I will choose to go Under on. Why? The Jaguars’ schedule is heavily backloaded, and there’s a good chance they’ll be an underdog in their last five games. Teams with new coaching staffs are typically unstable early. If they don’t get their four wins in the early part of the year, they won’t get them at all.
New head coach: Shane Beamer
Career record: 0-0
Former head coach: Will Muschamp, 5 seasons
Steve's thoughts: The five-year Will Muschamp era at South Carolina was in a word “underwhelming.” He was fired after the team’s 2-5 start last season, and it cost the school a lot of money to make the change. The Gamecocks finished 2-8, making their two-year record 6-16. Insert a rookie head coach with a brand name, Shane Beamer, son of legendary Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer. Shane arrives from Oklahoma, where he helped coach one of the nation’s top offensive attacks over the last few seasons. The South Carolina offense has faltered during that 6-16 stretch, dropping by about a touchdown from its 2018 pace of 30 points per game, so a change could do some good. Collin Hill, who transferred from Colorado State and served as the starting QB, is gone, turning over duties to Luke Doty, who threw 71 passes last season.
Better or worse in 2021? With a new quarterback under center and a whole new coaching staff on the sideline, South Carolina will be one of the most unstable programs entering 2021. The DraftKings win prop is set at 4.0, and in looking at the schedule, I can easily see where the four wins would come from. The other eight games have the usual SEC high level of difficulty. This looks like a 4-8 team in Beamer’s first season. I’ll pass on any wager.
New head coach: Will Hall
Career record: 0-0
Former head coach: Jay Hopson, 5 seasons
Steve's thoughts: After losing the season opener to South Alabama as a 13.5-point favorite, Jay Hopson abruptly resigned, leaving mop-up duties to interim coach Scotty Walden the rest of the way. The team finished 3-7, its first sub-.500 record since 2014. Insert new head coach Will Hall, who most recently led an offensive resurgence as coordinator at Tulane. This will be Hall’s first head gig, and although he does have 18 starters back, he will be starting fresh at quarterback as multiyear starter Jack Abraham decided to transfer after 2020. Although the Golden Eagles only won three games, they were closer to a six-win team, losing three times by a field goal or less and posting all of their victories by double digits.
Better or worse in 2021? Southern Miss is a program that is used to winning, and other than following the lean years of 2012-14 (four total wins), this is as close to a rebuild as it has seen recently. And entirely new staff plus a new QB typically doesn’t add up to a lot of success. DraftKings had not set a win prop as of Tuesday, but I wouldn’t bet anything higher than 5.5 to go Over.
New head coach: Josh Heupel
Career record: 28-8
Former head coach: Jeremy Pruitt, 3 seasons
Steve's thoughts: Josh Heupel took over a UCF program that was rolling and kept it rolling, at least until last season when it leveled off to a 6-4 finish. Even still, that team averaged 42.2 points per game, its fourth straight season of 40-plus. Tennessee is hoping to capture a little of that offensive magic by hiring Heupel, as the Vols have scored about half of that total in the same span, including 21.5 per game a year ago in going 3-7. That just doesn’t cut it in the SEC. Keeping up with the likes of Florida and Georgia is the only way to compete for division titles. Heupel has some intriguing options at QB, including end-of-2020 starter Harrison Bailey and Virginia Tech transfer Hendon Hooker.
Better or worse in 2021? It’s unfortunate that things went south in Knoxville last season as the program seemed to be trending in the right direction under Pruitt until recruiting allegations surfaced. It will be interesting watching Heupel here, though, as Tennessee is a program capable of big things and UCF accomplished big things under his leadership. The win total is set at 6 by DraftKings, and like most new coaching situations, the instability comes early. There is a key game on the schedule in Week 2 with UT hosting Pitt. A win there and this team will be 3-0 heading to Florida for Game 4 and at least a push on the 6. A loss to Pitt and I think the 2021 season will be forgettable.
New head coach: Steve Sarkisian
Career record: 46-35
Former head coach: Tom Herman, 4 seasons
Steve's thoughts: Count me among the many who thought Tom Herman would thrive at Texas. I believed it was a natural fit. Well, four seasons and a ho-hum 32-18 record after that hiring, the Longhorns start anew again under Steve Sarkisian, who brings a wealth of coaching experience, most recently as Alabama’s offensive coordinator. Obviously, the explosion of the Tide’s offense in recent years was a big reason that Sarkisian was highly sought after for head coaching spots after having last led a program at USC in 2015. He brings on a new staff and will also be starting over at quarterback, with four-year starter Sam Ehlinger having moved on to the NFL. There are capable replacements with Casey Thompson and Hudson Card battling for the top spot, but Texas isn’t getting the recruits that Alabama is, so it could take time for Sarkisian to see significant progress.
Better or worse in 2021? The Longhorns were 7-3 despite scoring 42.7 points per game last season. Offense wasn’t really the issue. Becoming the best defensive team in the high-scoring Big 12 will be the key to Texas’ national success going forward. There are only 14 starters back in 2021, second lowest in the Big 12. Still, the season wins prop is set at 8. This feels like a max 8-win team, so I would lean UNDER.
New head coach: Gus Malzahn
Career record: 77-38
Former head coach: Josh Heupel, 3 seasons
Steve's thoughts: The Gus Malzahn hiring at UCF feels like the strangest of the coaching changes for 2021. The Knights have achieved great success under their last two coaches, who were hired as up-and-comers. Going to an established name who was generally judged as someone who didn’t get the most out of his team at a bigger school seems like a complete change of direction. Some have suggested Malzahn could be a key to this program being welcomed by a Power 5 conference. We’ll see how it works out, but early indications are that the experts don’t see much of a drop-off coming in 2021, with DraftKings pegging UCF at 9.5 wins. A total of 15 starters are back, including QB Dillon Gabriel, who had 32 TDs and only four interceptions in 2020 in leading this offense to its fourth straight 40-plus points-per-game season.
Better or worse in 2021? I question whether or not the hiring of Malzahn is a good long-term solution for UCF. But I doubt it will change the team’s fortunes in the American right away. Expect the Knights to be among the best Group of 5 teams in the country again, with a key to staking that claim coming in Week 1 versus Boise State.
New head coach: Blake Anderson
Career record: 51-37
Former head coach: Gary Andersen, 2 seasons
Steve's thoughts: Anderson replaces Andersen, and the path for the incoming coach was somewhat unusual in that most head coaches who take the step up from a Sun Belt-level program do so at the height of their success. Anderson arrives from Arkansas State after his worst season leading the program, as it fell to 4-7 in 2020 after six straight years with at least seven wins. He brings with him starting QB Logan Bonner, who had to sit out the spring game. The new hurry-up offense was led by Andrew Peasley and Cooper Legas in that exhibition. The former recorded modest numbers a year ago in limited action. The Aggies’ offense is desperate for a pick-me-up after posting just 15.5 points per game in going 1-5 last season. In all, eight starters are back on each side of the ball.
Better or worse in 2021? With an entirely new staff, new quarterback and unrecognizable offensive system being brought in, I will proclaim that Utah State’s program is THE SINGLE MOST unstable situation in college football for 2021. The season-win prop is set fairly at 3. Things will assuredly be different from last season, when USU bottomed out. That doesn’t mean things will be better, especially right away. In fact, mark the Week 2 game versus North Dakota as a potential FCS upset. I couldn’t possibly bet the most unstable situation team to go Over its win total.
New head coach: Clark Lea
Career record: 0-0
Former head coach: Derek Mason, 7 seasons
Steve's thoughts: Derek Mason left Vanderbilt after an 0-9 record in his seventh season, a stretch that failed to include even a single bowl game victory. It wouldn’t take much for Clark Lea to get things moving in a better direction. Lea was the defensive coordinator of Notre Dame the last three seasons, so he should have a good idea of what it takes to win in big-time college football. There are 14 starters back for 2021, and while most reworked staffs would probably just as soon start over from a 0-9 team, there is one significant piece in place that will get a chance to grow in the new system — QB Ken Seals, a former prized recruit from the state of Texas who endured ups and downs in his freshman season last year. He’ll get the chance to blossom under new offensive coordinator David Raih, who spent the last three years in the NFL with Arizona and Green Bay.
Better or worse in 2021? Although they will clearly take some lumps in 2021, the Commodores will be a better team, if for no other reason than being given a chance to flush 2020 with a new coaching staff in place. The season-win prop is set at 3, a sign that the experts don’t expect things to be nearly as miserable in Nashville this fall. I’m going to call for an Over on this one with Vandy showing good signs of growth under Lea.
Offensive coordinator changes for 2021
Here are all of the offensive coordinator changes for the 2021 season. Obviously, the biggest name is right at the top of the list, with former Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien taking the OC job at Alabama, replacing Steve Sarkisian, who left for the top job at Texas. You’ll see that three of the OC jobs are still open, with Florida, Louisville and Western Michigan yet to fill their vacancies.
ALABAMA: Bill O'Brien replaces Steve Sarkisian
APPALACHIAN STATE: Frank Ponce replaces Tony Peterson
ARIZONA: Brennan Carroll replaces Noel Mazzone
AUBURN: Mike Bobo replaces Chad Morris
BAYLOR: Jeff Grimes replaces Larry Fedora
BOISE STATE: Tim Plough replaces Eric Kiesau
BUFFALO: Shane Montgomery replaces Andy Kotelnicki and Jim Zebrowski
BYU: Aaron Roderick replaces Jeff Grimes
CENTRAL MICHIGAN: Kevin Barbay replaces Charlie Frye
COLORADO STATE: Jon Budmayr replaces Joey Lynch
DUKE: Re'Quan Boyette and Jeff Faris replace Zac Roper
EASTERN MICHIGAN: Chris Creighton replaces Chris Creighton
FLORIDA ATLANTIC: Mike Johnson replaces Drew Mehringer and Clint Trickett
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL: Andrew Breiner replaces Rich Skrosky
FLORIDA: VACANT POSITION replacing Billy Gonzales and John Hevesy
GEORGIA SOUTHERN: Doug Ruse replaces Bob DeBesse
HAWAII: Bo Graham replaces GJ Kinne and Tony Hull
ILLINOIS: Tony Petersen replaces Rod Smith
KANSAS: Andy Kotelnicki replaces Brent Dearmon
KENTUCKY: Liam Coen replaces Eddie Gran / Darin Hinshaw
LOUISIANA: Michael Desormeaux and Tim Leger replace Rob Sale
LOUISIANA-MONROE: Rich Rodriguez replaces Eman Naghavi
LOUISVILLE: VACANT POSITION replacing Dwayne Ledford
LSU: Jake Peetz replaces Steve Ensminger
MARYLAND: Dan Enos replaces Scottie Montgomery and Joker Phillips
MASSACHUSETTS: Angelo Mirando replaces Jim Jackson and Micah James
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE: Brent Dearmon replaces Tony Franklin
PENN STATE: Mike Yurcich replaces Kirk Ciarrocca
RICE: Marques Tuiasosopo replaces Jerry Mack
SOUTH ALABAMA: Major Applewhite replaces Kenny Edenfield
SOUTH CAROLINA: Marcus Satterfield replaces Mike Bobo
SOUTHERN MISS: Cayden Cochran replaces Matt Kubik and Scotty Walden
TCU: Doug Meacham replaces Sonny Cumbie
TENNESSEE: Alex Golesh replaces Jim Chaney
TEXAS: Kyle Flood replaces Mike Yurcich
TEXAS TECH: Sonny Cumbie replaces David Yost
TROY: Luke Meadows replaces Ryan Pugh
TULANE: Chip Long replaces Will Hall
UCF: Tim Harris Jr. and G.J. Kinne replace Alex Golesh and Anthony Tucker
UTAH STATE: Anthony Tucker replaces Bodie Reeder
UTEP: Dave Warner replaces Mike Canales
VANDERBILT: David Raih replaces Todd Fitch
WESTERN KENTUCKY: Zach Kittley replaces Bryan Ellis and Ryan Alpin
WESTERN MICHIGAN: VACANT POSITION replacing Jake Moreland
WYOMING: Tim Polasek replaces Brent Vigen
Defensive coordinator changes for 2021
There were 45 offensive coordinator changes. There are 37 on the defensive side. A couple of interesting situations are at Miami, where head coach Manny Diaz grabs the reins of the defense as well. The Hurricanes thrived in that area when he was the defensive coordinator before taking the top job. At Notre Dame, former Cincinnati DC Marcus Freeman, who won the 247Sports award for being the top man at his position last season, takes over for Clark Lea, who got his first head coaching opportunity at Vanderbilt.
ARIZONA: Don Brown replaces Paul Rhoads
ARKANSAS STATE: Rob Harley replaces David Duggan
AUBURN: Derek Mason replaces Kevin Steele and Travis Williams
BOWLING GREEN: Eric Lewis replaces Brian VanGorder
BUFFALO: Joe Cauthen replaces Brian Borland
CINCINNATI: Mike Tressel replaces Marcus Freeman
COLORADO: Chris Wilson replaces Tyson Summers
FLORIDA ATLANTIC: Mike Stoops replaces Jim Leavitt
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL: Everett Withers replaces Jeff Copp and Jerod Kruse
ILLINOIS: Ryan Walters replaces Lovie Smith
INDIANA: Charlton Warren replaces Kane Wommack
KANSAS: Brian Borland replaces DJ Eliot
LOUISIANA-MONROE: Zac Alley replaces Mike Collins
LSU: Daronte Jones replaces Bo Pelini
MARSHALL: Lance Guidry replaces JC Price and Brad Lambert
MARYLAND: Brian Stewart and Brian Williams replace Jon Hoke
MIAMI: Manny Diaz replaces Blake Baker and Ephraim Banda
MICHIGAN: Mike Macdonald replaces Don Brown
MISSOURI: Steve Wilks replaces Ryan Walters
NORTH TEXAS: Phil Bennett replaces Clint Bowen
NORTHWESTERN: Jim O'Neil replaces Mike Hankwitz
NOTRE DAME: Marcus Freeman replaces Clark Lea
OREGON: Tim DeRuyter replaces Andy Avalos and Keith Heyward
PURDUE: Brad Lambert replaces Bob Diaco and Anthony Poindexter
SMU: Jim Leavitt replaces Kevin Kane
SOUTH ALABAMA: Corey Batoon replaces Greg Stewart
SOUTH CAROLINA: Clayton White replaces Travaris Robinson
SOUTHERN MISS: Austin Armstrong replaces Tony Pecoraro
TENNESSEE: Tim Banks replaces Derrick Ansley and Jimmy Brumbaugh
TEXAS: Jeff Choate and Pete Kwiatkowski replace Chris Ash
TULANE: Chris Hampton replaces Jack Curtis
TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO: Jess Loepp and Rod Wright replace Tyrone Nix
UCF: David Gibbs and Travis Williams replace Randy Shannon
UTAH STATE: Ephraim Banda replaces Stacy Collins and Frank Maile
UTEP: Bradley Dale Peveto replaces Mike Cox
VANDERBILT: Jesse Minter replaces Ted Roof
WEST VIRGINIA: ShaDon Brown and Jordan Lesley replace Committee