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2014 College Football Coaching Changes

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2014 college football coach changes

Updated on 1/29/15:

As the 2014 season progresses, schools will be lining up to make coaching changes. Here is a look at the current 2014 – 2015 college football coach openings and hirings. The coaching changes here are for the 2014 season and will carry over as into next year for the 2015 college football coach changes.






1/29/15: HIRING: Columbia Hires Davis
1/22/15: HIRING: Delaware St. Hires Former Youngstown St. Assistant
12/28/14: HIRING: Jim Harbaugh to Michigan
12/23/14: HIRING: Pitt Hires Michigan St. assistant Narduzzi
12/23/14: HIRING: Alex Wood Named Florida A&M Coach
12/22/14: HIRING: Mike Bobo to Colorado State
12/21/14: HIRING: Sims Promoted at Bethune-Cookman
12/18/14: HIRING: Chryst Officially Leaves Pitt and Hired at Wisconsin
12/16/14: HIRING: Alcorn St. Assistant to Prairie View
12/16/14: HIRING: Montana Hires Bob Stitt
12/16/14: HIRING: Alabama St. Hires Bethune-Cookman Coach





Alabama St. Conference RealignmentAlabama State:

Former coach: Reggie Barlow (fired)
New Coach: Brian Jenkins (Bethune-Cookman coach)

Potential Alabama St. coach candidates: Brian Jenkins (Bethune-Cookman coach), Antonio Bradford (Alabama St. interim coach)


Bethune-Cookman Conference RealignmentBethune-Cookman:

Former coach: Brian Jenkins (resigned)
New Coach: Terry Sims (Bethune-Cookman assistant)

Potential Bethune-Cookman coach candidates: Terry Sims (Bethune-Cookman assistant), Dawson Odums (Southern coach), Rod Reed (Tennessee St. coach)




Buffalo Conference RealignmentBuffalo:

Former coach: Jeff Quinn (fired)
New Coach: Lance Leipold (UW-Whitewater coach)

Potential Buffalo coach candidates: Lance Leipold (UW-Whitewater coach)



Columbia University Conference Realignment


Former coach: Pete Mangurian (resigned)
New Coach: Rich Davis (Columbia assistant)

Potential Columbia coach candidates: Rich Davis (Columbia assistant)




Colorado State University Conference RealignmentColorado State:

Former coach: Jim McElwain (resigned)
New Coach: Mike Bobo (Georgia assistant)

Potential Colorado St. coach candidates: Mike Bobo (Georgia assistant), Chris Ash (Ohio St. assistant), Billy Gonzales (Mississippi St. assistant), John Baxter (USC assistant), Scott Frost (Oregon assistant), Vance Bedford (Texas assistant), Tony Alford (Notre Dame assistant), Dave Baldwin (Colorado St. assistant), Marty English (Colorado St. assistant),  Pat Narduzzi (Michigan St. assistant), Brady Hoke (former Michigan coach), Lane Kiffin (Alabama assistant), Tony Alford (Notre Dame assistant), Mike Norvell (Arizona St. assistant)




Delaware State University Conference RealignmentDelaware State:

Former coach: Kermit Blount (fored)
New Coach: Kenny Carter (former Youngstown St. assistant)

Potential Delaware St. coach candidates: Kenny Carter (Youngstown St. assistant), Andrew Faison (Delaware St. assistant)




Florida Conference Realignment


Former coach: Will Muschamp (fired)
New Coach: Jim McElwain (Colorado St. coach)

Potential Florida coach candidates: Jim McElwain (Colorado St. coach), Josh McDaniels (NFL New England assistant)




FAMU Conference Realignment

Florida A&M:

Former coach: Earl Holmes (fired)
New Coach: Alex Wood (former Buffalo assistant)

Potential Florida A&M coach candidates: Alex Wood (former Buffalo interim coach), Charlie Weatherbie (former Louisiana-Monroe coach), Joker Phillips (former Kentucky coach), Willie Simmons (Alcorn State coach), Corey Fuller (Florida A&M interim coach), Latrell Scott (Virginia State coach), Ester Junior III (former Central State University coach),  Mark Orlando (Prairie View A&M assistant), Tony Samuel (former Southeast Missouri State coach)





FAMU Conference Realignment


Former coach: Tony Levine (fired)
New coach: Tom Herman (Ohio St. assistant)

Potential Houston coach candidates: Doug Meacham (TCU assistant), David Gibbs (Houston assistant), Jim Leavitt (NFL 49ers assistant), Tom Herman (Ohio St. assistant), Thomas McGaughey (NFL Jets assistant), Willie Fritz (Georgia Southern coach)



Kansas Conference Realignment

Former coach: Charlie Weis (fired)
New Coach: David Beaty (Texas A&M assistant)

Potential Kansas coach candidates: Clint Bowen (Kansas assistant), Ed Warriner (Ohio St. assistant), Tim Beck (Nebraska assistant), David Beaty (Texas A&M assistant)



University of Michigan Conference Realignment


Former coach: Brady Hoke (fired)
New Coach: Jim Harbaugh (NFL 49ers coach)

Potential Michigan coach candidates: Jim Harbaugh (NFL 49ers coach), Les Miles (LSU coach), Mike Gundy (Oklahoma St. coach),  Greg Schiano ( former Rutgers coach), Mike Shanahan (former NFL coach), David Cutcliffe (Duke coach), Sean Payton (NFL New Orleans coach), Doug Marrone (NFL Buffalo coach), Jason Garrett (NFL Dallas coach)



Missouri State Conference Realignment

Missouri St.:

Former coach: Terry Allen (fired)
New coach: Dave Steckel (Missouri assistant)

Potential Missouri St. coach candidates: Dave Steckel (Missouri assistant), Andy Hill (Missouri assistant), Adam Dorrel (NW Missouri St. coach), Jake Spavital (Texas A&M assistant), Tim Polasek (NDSU assistant), DeAndre Smith (Syracuse assistant), Chris Kapilovic (UNC assistant), John Roderique (Webb City H.S. coach)




Montana Conference Realignment


Former coach: Mick Delaney (retired)
New Coach: Bob Stitt (Colorado School of Mines coach)

Potential Montana coach candidates: Bob Stitt (Colorado School of Mines coach), Brent Pease (Washington assistant), Ty Gregorak (Montana assistant), Bobby Hauck (former Montana coach), John Wristen (CSU-Pueblo coach)






Murray State Conference Realignment

Murray State:

Former coach: Chris Hatcher (resigned)
New Coach: Mitch Stewart (Murray St. assistant)

Potential Murray St. coach candidates: Mitch Stewart (Murray St. assistant)






Nebraska Conference RealignmentNebraska:

Former coach: Bo Pelini  (fired)
New Coach: Mike Riley (Oregon St. coach) 

Potential Nebraska  coach candidates: Mike Riley (Oregon St. coach), Scott Frost (Oregon assistant), Greg Schiano (former Rutgers coach)




Nebraska Conference RealignmentNicholls State:

Former coach: Charlie Stubbs (fired)
New Coach: Tim Rebowe (Louisiana – Lafayette assistant)

Potential Nicholls State coach candidates: Tim Rebowe (ULL assistant)




Nebraska Conference RealignmentNorfolk State:

Former coach: Pete Adrian (fired)
New Coach: Latrell Scott (Virginia St. coach)

Potential Norfolk State coach candidates: Latrell Scott (Virginia State coach)




Oregon State University Conference Realignment Oregon State:

Former coach: Mike Riley (resigned)
New Coach: Gary Anderson (Wisconsin coach)

Potential Oregon St. coach candidates: Gary Anderson (Wisconsin coach), Brady Hoke (former Michigan coach), Matt Wells (Utah St. coach), Beau Baldwin (EWU coach),Bronco Mendenhall (BYU coach), Justin Wilcox (USC assistant), Scott Frost (Oregon assistant), Tim DeRuyter (Fresno State coach), , Tom Herman (Ohio St. assistant), Mike Norvell (Arizona St. assistant)


Penn University Conference Realignment Penn:

Former coach: Al Bagnoli (retired)
New Coach: Ray Priore (Penn assistant)

Potential Penn coach candidates: Ray Priore (Penn Assistant)




Pitt Conference Realignment Pittsburgh:

Former coach: Paul Chryst (resigned)
New Coach: Pat Narduzzi (Michigan St. assistant)

Potential Pitt coach candidates: Pat Narduzzi (Michigan St. assistant), Doc Holliday (Marshall coach), Greg Shiano (former Rutgers coach), Bob Shoop (Penn St. assistant), Bud Foster (Virgiinia Tech assistant), Matt Wells (Utah St. coach), Matt Rhule (Temple coach), Pete Lembo (Ball St. coach), Juston Fuente (Memphis coach), Rod Carey (NIU coach), Matt Campbell (Toledo coach), Joe Moorhead (Fordham coach)





Portland State University Conference Realignment Portland State:

Former coach: Nigel Burton (fired)
New Coach: Bruce Barnum (Portland St. assistant)

Potential Portland St. coach candidates: Bruce Barnum (Portland St. assistant)




Prairie View Conference Realignment Prairie View A&M:

Former coach: Heishma Northern (fired)
New Coach: Willie Simmons (Alcorn St. assistant)

Potential Portland St. coach candidates: Willie Simmons (Alcorn St. assistant)





Samford Conference Realignment Samford:

Former coach: Pat Sullivan (fired)
New Coach: Chris Hatcher (Murray St. coach)

Potential Samford coach candidates: Chris Hatcher (Murray St. coach), Bill Clark (former UAB coach), Rhett Lashlee (Auburn assistant), Josh Niblett (Hoover H.S. coach), Bryant Vincent (UAB assistant), Don Jacobs (Oneonta H.S. coach), Bill D’Ottavio (Samford assistant)




SMU Conference Realignment SMU:

Former coach: June Jones (resigned)
New Coach: Chad Morris (Clemson assistant)

Potential SMU coach candidates: Chad Morris (Clemson assistant),




Troy University Conference RealignmentTroy:

Former coach: Larry Blakeney (resigned)
New Coach: Neal Brown (Kentucky assistant)

Potential Troy coach candidates: Neal Brown (Kentucky assistant)





Tulsa Conference RealignmentTulsa:

Former coach: Bill Blankenship (fired)
New Coach: Philip Montgomery (Baylor assistant)

Potential Tulsa coach candidates: Scott Frost (Oregon assistant), Matt Wells (Utah St. coach), Josh Heupel (Oklahoma assistant), Mike Norvell (Arizona St. assistant), Herb Hand (Penn St. assistant), David Beaty (Texas A&M assistant), Houston Nutt (former Arkansas coach), Philip Montgomery (Baylor assistant)




UNLV Conference Realignment


Former coach: Bobby Hauck (resigned)
New Coach: Tony Sanchez (Bishop Gorman HS coach)

Potential UNLV coach candidates: Kalina Sitake (Utah assistant), Tee Martin (USC assistant), Tony Sanchez (Bishop Gorman HS coach), John Baxter (former USC assistant), June Jones (former SMU coach), Ed Orgeron (former USC coach), Houston Nutt (former Arkanss coach), Jim Fassel (former NFL Giants coach)




UNLV Conference Realignment


Former coach: Sparky Woods (fired)
New Coach: Scott Wachenheim (Virginia assistant)

Potential VMI coach candidates: Jeff Durden (UT-Chattanooga assistant), Greg Shockley (VMI assistant), Lee Owens (Ashland University coach)



Wagner Conference Realignment


Former coach: Walt Hameline (retired)
New Coach: Jason Houghtaling (Wagner assistant)

Potential Wagner coach candidates: Jason Houghtaling (Wagner assistant)




Wagner Conference Realignment


Former coach: Gary Anderson (resigned)
New Coach: Paul Chryst (Pittsburgh coach)

Potential Wisconsin coach candidates: Paul Chryst (Pittsburgh coach), Bo Pelini (former Nebraska coach), Darrell Bevell (NFL Seattle assistant), Dave Doeren (NC State coach), Tom Herman (Ohio St. assistant), Steve Addazio (Boston College coach), Kirby Smart (Alabama assistant), P.J. Fleck (Western Michigan coach), Matt Campbell (Toledo coach), Barry Alvarez (Wisconsin AD)




YSU Conference Realignment

Youngstown St:

Former coach: Eric Wolford (fired)
New Coach: Bo Pelini (former Nebraska coach)

Potential Youngstown St. coach candidates: Dean Hood (Eastern Kentucky coach), Bo Pelini (former Nebraska coach), Don Treadwell (Kent State assistant), Brian Wright (FAU assistant), Dave Marner (Michigan St. assistant)






University of Alabama Birmingham Conference Realignment


Former coach: Bill Clark (school dropped football)






12/15/14: HIRING: Pelini to Youngstown St.
12/15/14: HIRING: Houston Hires Ohio St. Assistant Herman
12/15/14: Kermit Blount Out at Delaware St.
12/15/14: HIRING: Latrell Scott to Norfolk St.
12/14/14: HIRING: VMI Hires UVA Assistant Scott Wachenheim
12/14/14: HIRING: Missouri St. to Hire Missouri Defensive Coordinator
12/11/14: HIRING: UNLV Hires Local High School Coach Sanchez
12/11/14: HIRING: Murray St. Promotes Mitch Stewart
12/11/14: HIRING: Tulsa Hires Baylor Assistant
12/10/14: HIRING: Samford Hires Murray St. Coach
12/10/14: HIRING: Oregon St. Hires Anderson from Wisconsin

12/08/14: Houston Fires Coach Levine
12/08/14: HIRING: Portland St. Promotes Barnum
12/05/14: HIRING: Kansas Hires Davide Beaty
12/04/14: HIRING: Nebraska Hires Oregon St. Coach Riley
12/04/14: Columbia Coach Resigns
12/03/14: HIRING: Florida Hires Colorado St. coach McElwain
12/02/14: Samford Fires Sullivan
12/01/14: Hoke Out at Michigan
11/30/14: Pelini Fired at Nebraska
11/30/14: Tulsa Fires Blakenship
11/29/14: HIRING: Neal Brown Hired at Troy
11/28/14: Hauck Resigns at UNLV
11/26/14: Portland St. Fires Coach Burton
11/25/14: HIRING: Wagner Promotes Jason Houghtaling
11/25/14: Wagner Coach to Retire
11/25/14: Pete Adrian Reties at Norfolk St.
11/25/14: Youngstown St. Fires Coach
11/24/14: VMI Not Renewing Contract for Woods
11/23/14: Allen Out at Missouri State
11/17/14: Prairie View A&M Fires Heishma Northern
11/17/14: HIRING: Nicholls Tabs ULL Assistant
11/17/14: Montana Coach To Retire
11/16/14: Muschamp Out at Florida
11/04/14: Barlow Out at Alabama St.
10/29/14: Earl Homes Fired at Florida A&M
10/13/14: Buffalo Fires Quinn
10/09/14: Blakeney Resigns at Troy
9/29/14: Charlie Weis Fired at Kansas
9/14/14: Stubbs Resigns at Nicholls St.
9/09/15: June Jones Resigns at SMU
4/23/14: HIRING: Penn to Go With Priore
4/22/14: Al Bagnoli Retires at Penn


Previous Years:

2013 College Football Coaching Changes

2012 College Football Coaching Changes

2011 College Football Coaching Changes

2010 College Football Coaching Changes

2009 College Football Coaching Changes

2008 College Football Coaching Changes

2007 College Football Coaching Changes

2006 College Football Coaching Changes


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