As of March 7, 2016 there have been 27 coaching changes to be made before the 2016 college football season, including 15 from a Power Five conference. Here is a look at the updated coaching changes. This is updated as needed.
|School||Previous Coach||New Coach|
|Bowling Green||Dino Babers||Mike Jinks|
|BYU||Bronco Mendenhall||Kalani Sitake|
|East Carolina||Ruffin McNeil||Scottie Montgomery|
|Georgia||Mark Richt||Kirby Smart|
|Georgia Southern||Willie Fritz||Tyson Summers|
|Hawaii||Norm Chow||Nick Rolovich|
|Illinois||Tim Beckman||Bill Cubit|
|Illinois||Bill Cubit||Lovie Smith|
|Iowa State||Paul Rhoads||Matt Campbell|
|Louisiana-Monroe||Todd Berry||Matt Viator|
|Maryland||Randy Edsall||D.J. Durkin|
|Memphis||Justin Fuente||Mike Norvell|
|Miami||Al Golden||Mark Richt|
|Minnesota||Jerry Kill||Tracy Claeys|
|Missouri||Gary Pinkel||Barry Odom|
|North Texas||Dan McCarney||Seth Littrell|
|Rutgers||Kyle Flood||Chris Ash|
|South Carolina||Steve Spurrier||Will Muschamp|
|Southern Mississippi||Todd Monken||Jay Hopson|
|Syracuse||Scott Shafer||Dino Babers|
|Texas State||Dennis Franchione||Everett Withers|
|Toledo||Matt Campbell||Jason Candle|
|Tulane||Curtis Johnson||Willie Fritz|
|UCF||George O'Leary||Scott Frost|
|USC||Steve Sarkisian||Clay Helton|
|UTSA||Larry Coker||Frank Wilson|
|Virginia||Mike London||Bronco Mendenhall|
|Virginia Tech||Frank Beamer||Justin Fuente|
“*” designates interim coach
Coaching Carousel Timeline
- August 28, 2015 – Illinois fires Tim Beckman. Illinois offensive coordinator Bill Cubit named interim head coach.
- October 10, 2015 – North Texas fires Dan McCarney. Offensive coordinator Mike Canales and defensive coordinator Chris Cosh named co-interim head coaches.
- October 11, 2015 – Maryland fires Randy Edsall. Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley named interim head coach.
- October 12, 2015 – USC fires Steve Sarkisian. Clay Helton named interim head coach.
- October 12, 2015 – South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier retires. Co-offensive coordinator Shawn Elliott named interim head coach.
- October 25, 2015 – UCF head coach George O’Leary resigns. Quarterback coach Danny Barrett named interim head coach.
- October 25, 2015 – Miami fires Al Golden. Tight ends coach and run game coordinator Larry Scott named interim head coach.
- October 28, 2015 – Minnesota head coach Jerry Kills announces immediate retirement. Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys named interim head coach.
- November 1, 2015 – Virgina Tech head coach Frank Beamer announces retirement effective at end of the season.
- November 1, 2015 – Hawaii fires head coach Norm Chow. Offensive line coach Chris Naeole named interim head coach.
- November 1, 2015 – Minnesota names interim head coach Tracy Claeys full-time head coach.
- November 13, 2015 – Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel announces he will step down as head coach at conclusion of 2015 season.
- November 14, 2015 – Louisiana-Monroe fires head coach Todd Berry. Defensive lien coach John Mumford named interim head coach.
- November 22, 2015 – Iowa State fires head coach Paul Rhoads.
- November 23, 2015 – Syracuse fires Scott Shafer.
- November 27, 2015 – Hawaii hires Nevada offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich to be new head coach.
- November 28, 2015 – Tulane fires head coach Curtis Johnson.
- November 28, 2015 – Illinois removes interim tag from Bill Cubit’s title, hires Cubit on two-year contract.
- November 29, 2015 – Georgia fires head coach Mark Richt.
- November 29, 2015 – Virginia Tech hires Memphis football coach Justin Fuente. Memphis names co-defensive coordinator Darrell Dickey as interim head coach.
- November 29, 2015 – Iowa State hires Toledo head coach Matt Campbell. Toledo names defensive coordinator Jon Heacock interim head coach.
- November 29, 2015 – Rutgers fires head coach Kyle Flood. Running backs coach Norries Wilson named interim head coach.
- November 29, 2015 – Virginia head coach Mike London resigns.
- November 30, 2015 – USC removes interim tag from Clay Helton’s title, names him permanent head coach.
- December 1, 2015 – UCF hires Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost to be head coach.
- December 1, 2015 – Georgia reportedly will hire Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart to be head coach.
- December 2, 2015 – Toledo offensive coordinator Jason Candle reportedly to be named head coach.
- December 2, 2015 – Maryland hires Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin to be head coach.
- December 3, 2015 – Missouri names defensive coordinator Barry Odom its new head coach.
- December 3, 2015 – Memphis hires Arizona State offensive coordinator Mike Norvell to be head coach.
- December 4, 2015 – Miami makes hiring of Mark Richt as head coach official.
- December 4, 2015 – East Carolina fires Ruffin McNeil.
- December 4, 2015 – Virginia hires BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall to be head coach.
- December 5, 2015 – North Texas will reportedly hire North Carolina offensive coordinator Seth Littrell.
- December 5, 2015 – Syracuse hires Bowling Green head coach Dino Babers to be head coach.
- December 5, 2015 – Rutgers hires Ohio State defensive coordinator Chris Ash to be head coach.
- December 9, 2015 – Bowling Green hires Texas Tech associate head coach and running backs coach Mike Jinks to be head coach.
- December 12, 2015 – Tulane hires Georgia Southern head coach Willie Fritz to be head coach.
- December 13, 2015 – East Carolina hires Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery to be head coach.
- December 14, 2015 – Louisiana-Monroe hires McNeese State head coach Matt Viator to be head coach.
- December 19, 2015 – BYU hires Oregon State defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake to be head coach.
- December 20, 2015 – Georgia Southern hires Colorado State defensive coordinator Tyson Summers to be head coach.
- December 22, 2015 – Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione retires.
- January 5, 2016 – UTSA head coach Larry Coker retires.
- January 7, 2016 – Texas State hires James Madison head coach Everett Withers to be new head coach.
- January 16, 2016 – UTSA hires LSU running backs coach Frank Wilson to be new head coach.
- January 24, 2016 – Southern Mississippi head coach Todd Monken hired by Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be offensive coordinator.
- February 1, 2016 – Southern Mississippi hires Alcorn State head coach Jay Hopson to be head coach.
- March 5, 2016 – Illinois fires head coach Bill Cubit.
- March 7, 2016 – Illinois hires Lovie Smith to be head coach.