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DAWG DOOR REVIEW: COACHES FIRED AND POTENTIAL REPLACEMENTS

Updated: Nov 21, 2023



The craziness of college football head coaches being fired has begun! Schools are trying to get a head start on their coaching search with the mentality of landing the best possible candidate. These firings will cause a ripple effect throughout the college football landscape. In the next few weeks more coaches will be fired and along with that will come their replacements, many of whom already hold jobs within the FBS. Below is a list of coaches who have been pushed out of the Head Coach Dawg Door and potential replacements for the recently vacated spots. The list will be updated when updates are available.


Mel Tucker; Michigan; Fired 9/27/23.

Possible Replacements:

Harlan Barnett, MSU Interim HC

Manny Diaz, Penn State DC

Jason Candle, Toledo HC

Jim Leonhard, Illinois Analyst

Pipe Dream: Urban Meyer, Fox Analyst




Jimbo Fisher; Texas A&M; Fired 11/12/23.

Possible Replacements:

Mike Elko, Duke HC

Lance Leipold, Kansas HC

Jonathan Smith, Oregon State HC

Urban Meyer, Fox Analyst

1st Pipe Dream: Dan Lanning, Oregon HC

2nd Pipe Dream: Deion Sanders




Andy Avalos, Boise State; Fired 11/12/23.

Possible Replacements:

Kellen Moore, SD Chargers OC

Brian Harsin, former Auburn/Boise St HC

Chris Petersen, CBS Sports Analyst

Ryan Grubb, Washington OC

Zach Arnett, Mississippi State; Fired 11/13/23.

Possible Replacements:

Rhett Lashlee, SMU HC

Jamey Chadwell, Liberty HC

Jeff Lebby, Oklahoma OC

Willie Fritz, Tulane HC


Brady Hoke, San Diego State; Retiring 11/13/23.

Possible Replacements:

Ben Arbuckle, Washington State OC

Brent Vigen, Montana State HC

D’Anton Lynn, UCLA DC

Ryan Grubb, Washington OC

Brennan Marion, UNLV OC


Dino Babers, Syracuse

Fired 11/19/23

Possible Replacements:

Liam Coen, Kentucky OC

Jason Candle, Toledo HC

Sean Lewis, Colorado OC

Al Golden, Notre Dame DC

Dan Mullen, ESPN Analyst

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