2016-17 FBS college head coaching changes

Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday January 16, 2017


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Baylor: Matt Rhule
Staff: Matt Lubick (co-OC), Jeff Nixon (co-OC), Phil Snow (DC), George DeLeone (OL), Elijah Robinson (DL), Mike Siravo (LB), Francis Brown (DB), Shawn Bell, Joey McGuire

Cal: Justin Wilcox
Staff: Beau Baldwin (OC), Marques Tuiasosopo (QB), Nicholas Edwards (WR), Steve Greatwood (OL)

Cincinnati: Luke Fickell
Staff: Mike Denbrock (OC), Marcus Freeman (DC/LB), Joker Phillips (WR), Ron Crook (OL), Al Washington (DL), Jon Tenuta (S), Doug Phillips (STC), 

Connecticut: Randy Edsall
Staff: Rhett Lashlee (OC), Billy Crocker (DC), Terry Richardson (RB), Aaron Smith (WR), Corey Edsall (TE), J.B. Grimes (OL), Jon Wholley (LB), Curome Cox (DB)

Florida Atlantic: Lane Kiffin
Staff: Kendal Briles (OC), Chris Kiffin (DC), Keynodo Hudson (DB), Corey Batoon, Kevin Smith

Florida International: Butch Davis
Staff: Rich Skrosky (OC), Brent Guy (DC), Tim Harris Jr. (RB), Kevin Beard (WR), Allen Mogridge (OL), Kenny Holmes (DL), Eric Thatcher (CB), Bobby Babich (DB), James Vollono (STC)

Fresno State: Jeff Tedford
Staff: Kalen DeBoer (OC), Orlondo Steinauer (DC), Jamie Christian (RB), Kirby Moore (WR) Scott Thompson (TE), Ryan Grubb (OL), Tony Tuioti (DL), Bert Watts (LB), J.D. Williams (DB), Andy Ward (Strength)

Georgia State: Shawn Elliott
Staff: Travis Trickett (OC), Nate Fuqua (DC), Josh Stepp (RB/TE), Trent McKnight (WR), Cedric Williams (OL), Jess Simpson (DL), Rusty Wright (LB), Sam Shade (DB), Chris Collins (DB)

Houston: Major Applewhite
Staff: Brian Johnson (OC), Mark D'Onofrio (DC/ILB), Clay Jennings (co-DC/DB), Kenith Pope (RB), Darrell Wyatt (WR), James Casey (TE), Darren Hiller (OL), A.J. Blum (DL), Dan Carrel (OLB)

Indiana: Tom Allen
Staff: Mike DeBord (OC/TE), Shawn Watson (QB), Grant Heard (WR) (TBD on who will be retained)

LSU: Ed Orgeron 
Staff: Matt Canada (OC), Dave Aranda (DC), Pete Jenkins (DL), Corey Raymond (DB), Steve Ensminger, Dennis Johnson

Minnesota: P.J. Fleck 
Staff: Kirk Ciarrocca (OC), Robb Smith (DC), Kenni Burns (RB), Matt Simon (WR), Ed Warinner (OL), Kirk Callahan (T/TE), Bryce Paup (DL), Maurice Linguist (DB), Rob Wenger (STC)

Nevada: Jay Norvell
Staff: Matt Mumme (OC/QB), Jeff Casteel (DC/LB), David White (RB), Timmy Chang (IWR), Eric Scott (OWR), Mason Miller (OL), Jason Kaufusi (DL), Chip Viney (CB), Matt Kirk (S), Jordon Simmons (Strength)

Oregon: Willie Taggart
Staff: Mario Cristobal (co-OC/OL), David Reaves (co-OC/PGC/TE), Jim Leavitt (DC), Donte Pimpleton (RB), Jimmie Dougherty (WR), Joe Salave'a (DL), Keith Heyward (S), Charles Clark (CB), Raymond Woodie (STC)

Purdue: Jeff Brohm
Staff: Brian Brohm, Nick Holt, Tony Levine, Anthony Poindexter, Reggie Johnson, Dale Williams

San Jose State: Brent Brennan
Staff: Andrew Sowder (OC), Derrick Odum (DC), Ryan Gunderson (QB), Alonzo Carter (RB), Kevin Cummings (WR), Joe Bernardi (OL), Jamar Cain (DL), Bojay Filimoeatu (LB), Will Harris (DB), Gary Uribe (Strength)

South Florida: Charlie Strong
Staff: Sterlin Gilbert (OC), Brian Jean-Mary (DC/AHC), Shaun King (RB), Charlie Williams (WR), Justin Burke (TE/STC), Matt Mattox (OL), Corey Bell (DB)

Temple: Geoff Collins
Staff: Dave Patenaude (OC), Taver Johnson (DC), Tony Lucas (RB), Chris Wiesehan (OL), Ed Foley (TE), Jim Panagos (DL), Andrew Thacker (LB), Cory Robinson (DB), David Feeley (Strength)

Texas: Tom Herman
Staff: Tim Beck (OC), Todd Orlando (DC), Stan Drayton (RB), Drew Mehringer (WR), Corby Meekins (TE), Derek Warehime (OL) Oscar Giles (DL) Jason Washington (CB), Craig Naivar (S/STC), Yancy McKnight (Strength)

Western Kentucky: Mike Sanford Jr.
Staff: Junior Adams (OC/WR), Clayton White (DC), Steve Spurrier Jr. (QB/AHC), Mike Sanford Sr. (RB/STC), Ryan Mahaffey (TE), Geoff Dartt (OL), Jimmie Lindsey (DL), Maurice Crum (LB), Jami DeBerry (S), Thomas Stallworth (Strength)

Western Michigan: Tim Lester
Staff: Kevin Johns, Lou Esposito (co-DC), Tim Daoust (co-DC), Cory Sanders (DB), Grant Geib (Strength)

Chris Vannini is in his fifth year with CoachingSearch.com and serves as its managing editor. He has previously written for the Detroit Free Press, The Oakland Press, The State News, MLive.com, 247Sports and SB Nation.  A graduate of Michigan State University, Chris now lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Be sure to follow @coachingsearch and send emails to chris@coachingsearch.com.