10 burning questions about the coaching carousel

Posted by: Pete Roussel on Monday December 09, 2013


10 questions I’m thinking about…

Where does Ed Orgeron end up? As a SEC assistant told me today, “Any underperforming defensive line coaches and/or recruiting coordinators shouldn’t feel too comfortable because Ed Orgeron is going to have a job.” If Louisville thumps Miami (FL) in the Russell Athletic Bowl, it will be interesting to see if Al Golden makes any staff changes on the defensive side of the ball.  If so, keep an eye on Orgeron, who loved his experience at Miami from 1988-1992.

With Mack Brown undecided on his future, are Texas assistants Stacy Searels, Darrell Wyatt, Larry Porter, Duane Akina, Major Applewhite, Greg Brown, Larry Porter, and Oscar Giles looking around already? Searels has coached with Will Muschamp and the Gators have an offensive line job open. 

Who will Paul Rhoads hires as the new offensive coordinator at Iowa State?

Who gets the offensive coordinator title at Notre Dame? Here’s our article.

What if Dan Snyder calls Art Briles? CBS’ NFL insider Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday that Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder will pursue Art Briles if/when Mike Shanahan is dismissed. If Snyder texts Briles to ask if he has time to talk, should Briles: 1. Change cell numbers 2. Text a photo of Baylor’s new stadium 3. Text “Bro, I got a 10-year deal at Baylor.” 4. Call Coach Spurrier to ask his input  5. Consider that Chip Kelly is having success and take a chance

Where does Lane Kiffin end up?

Who does Muschamp hire as the Gators’ offensive coordinator? Here’s our article.

Is Bill O’Brien waiting on New England Patriots tight ends coach George Godsey to fill the quarterbacks job? Who gets the linebackers job?

Who will UMASS head coach Charley Molnar hire as offensive coordinator?

How many coordinators will receive off-season pay increases to over $1 million?

If the Texas job opens, does Jimbo Fisher let the speculation that will begin hover in advance of the national championship game? 

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