2021-22 College Football Coaching Carousel

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Im really interested to see what direction UConn goes in here. With the exception of Liberty it's really hard for these small independent schools to have much success. They really don't have many rivals or consistent opponents, can't compete for any type of championship (conference or national) and don't have a winning tradition to fall back on.

If I were them I would try to find a Craig Bohl or lance Leopold that has had a long track record of success at lower levels and is looking to move up. For some reason FBS schools like to overlook those guys.
 
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Starting this thread with the first coaching change set to take place later this year.


Edsall didn't have quite as much success with his 2nd run in Storrs, as the team only won 6 games total and 2 in the AAC, in what is now his 4th season. The Huskies are coming off a loss at home to Holy Cross 38-28 yesterday.
Edsall knows his team is going to stink and wants to stop the weekly drumbeat of the hot seat questions, so he's quitting first.

Good luck on the recruiting this year.
The AD would be best to try and find his replacement as soon as he can and fire Edsall as soon as he does
 
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They should go back to 1-AA.

The whole big time football thing was a misadventure for that athletic department, damaging their real cash cow of basketball.

They've done the right thing rejoining the Big East, now go play football against Georgetown and Villanova
Unfortunately for them it would be a political nightmare for them to go back to FCS. I think if they can ride it out long enough as an FBS independent (think next round of realignment) an eastern G5 conference might become available. Until then they need to at least become respectable at football.
 
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Unfortunately for them it would be a political nightmare for them to go back to FCS. I think if they can ride it out long enough as an FBS independent (think next round of realignment) an eastern G5 conference might become available. Until then they need to at least become respectable at football.
I'm guessing they lose a lot of money on football, and would be better off simply removing that sport. They can probably have a profitable and competitive DIA based on their basketball revenue, so why flush it down the drain on low-ceiling football?
 
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I'm guessing they lose a lot of money on football, and would be better off simply removing that sport. They can probably have a profitable and competitive DIA based on their basketball revenue, so why flush it down the drain on low-ceiling football?
If I'm not mistaken their off-campus stadium in Hartford is a state-financed facility, so it would kinda be cutting the legs out from under the building the legislature built for them not that long ago from a tax revenue perspective.

But then, UConn is a public school, it's state money one way or another.

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I'm guessing they lose a lot of money on football, and would be better off simply removing that sport. They can probably have a profitable and competitive DIA based on their basketball revenue, so why flush it down the drain on low-ceiling football?
This is a pretty good read on why they don't want to drop football or go to FCS. At the end of the day it wasn't long ago that they were in a power conference with the facilities to match. If they can get back to respectable in football they could be a prime candidate to join the ACC when that conference starts getting poached in several years. Until then no power conference will want that liability of a football program even if the basketball is great.

Never forget that athletic programs are essentially viewed as the marketing arm of the University so schools don't mind losing some money to keep playing against the big boys. That is more or less what is happening here.
 
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This is a pretty good read on why they don't want to drop football or go to FCS. At the end of the day it wasn't long ago that they were in a power conference with the facilities to match. If they can get back to respectable in football they could be a prime candidate to join the ACC when that conference starts getting poached in several years. Until then no power conference will want that liability of a football program even if the basketball is great.

Never forget that athletic programs are essentially viewed as the marketing arm of the University so schools don't mind losing some money to keep playing against the big boys. That is more or less what is happening here.
Thanks for that amazing article. It includes all the basic facts:

1. UCONN FB loses money and (unless they start winning regularly), they always will
2. They have no path to a P5 invite without worthy football, and can't attract the coach or players who can win w/o P5 affiliation
3. UCONN & DIA leadership know they're screwed but don't have the balls to pull the plug

So their plan is to fail until the people of CT demand FB be shut down...that way the "leadership" won't get blamed. Cowards. They even acknowledge that having terrible football is working against their marketing objectives. Just, wow.
 
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Also, Edsall officially stepped down.
I just saw that

As I said earlier, you cant announce to "retire" at seasons end, after week one, and expect the program to operate normally all season. Some boosters got to the AD and likely demanded he step down IMMEDIATELY. There is no other way to do this. They need to find an interim coach and start the process of finding a new coach.

We went thru this when Beckman was canned in August of 2015. I guess we were somewhat "lucky" to have an experienced HC in Cubit to give the whistle to, but that situation sucks. That UCONN team is going to be on hard times for a few years.

Of course, we should have been playing them instead of UTSA this past weekend, but that's just so Illinois
 
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I just saw that

As I said earlier, you cant announce to "retire" at seasons end, after week one, and expect the program to operate normally all season.
People do it all the time, maybe not after week 1 (UConn has played 2 games for whatever that's worth) but with substantial amounts of season left.

Having an interim HC isn't operating normally either. The important thing in either case is the freedom for the AD to work openly on a coaching search during the season.

But every situation is different. One suspects all was not harmonious behind the scenes here. After going 0 for their final 16 in the AAC then being (I believe) the only FBS school to cancel their season last year, it would be amazing if it wasn't a disaster behind the scenes.

Them, UMass, and New Mexico State are all on life support in FBS. They'd all be happier dropping down a level.
 
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People do it all the time, maybe not after week 1 (UConn has played 2 games for whatever that's worth) but with substantial amounts of season left.

Having an interim HC isn't operating normally either. The important thing in either case is the freedom for the AD to work openly on a coaching search during the season.

But every situation is different. One suspects all was not harmonious behind the scenes here. After going 0 for their final 16 in the AAC then being (I believe) the only FBS school to cancel their season last year, it would be amazing if it wasn't a disaster behind the scenes.

Them, UMass, and New Mexico State are all on life support in FBS. They'd all be happier dropping down a level.
Evidently Idaho's financial situation got worse after dropping to FCS. Source Ticket sales and donations dropped by half and they don't have as many of those massive buy games to keep them afloat. They also haven't been able to win many games.

I imagine the situation would be more of the same if any of those schools drop down to FCS. In UCONNs case, they have 3-4 P5s on the schedule every year which will help with the budget issues.
 
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Silver & Gold Vandals
Evidently Idaho's financial situation got worse after dropping to FCS. Source Ticket sales and donations dropped by half and they don't have as many of those massive buy games to keep them afloat. They also haven't been able to win many games.

I imagine the situation would be more of the same if any of those schools drop down to FCS. In UCONNs case, they have 3-4 P5s on the schedule every year which will help with the budget issues.
Go Vandals!
 
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
If I'm not mistaken their off-campus stadium in Hartford is a state-financed facility, so it would kinda be cutting the legs out from under the building the legislature built for them not that long ago from a tax revenue perspective.

But then, UConn is a public school, it's state money one way or another.

Solution: MLS Hartford Whalers

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New England Whalers. WHA, baby!

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USC is going through coaches faster than us and/or the Raiders

Rittenberg lists Fickell, Franklin, Fleck on a "short list" (maybe the rolodex is stuck at F)
would love to see Fleck try his "row the boat" schtick out there!!
 
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