As of January 14, 2017 there have been 21 coaching changes to be made before the start of the 2017 college football season, including 8 from a Power Five conference. Here is a look at the updated coaching changes. This is updated as needed.
|School||Previous Coach||New Coach|
|Baylor||Art Briles||Matt Rhule|
|California||Sonny Dykes||Justin Wilcox|
|Cincinnati||Tommy Tuberville||Luke Fickell|
|Connecticut||Bob Diaco||Randy Edsall|
|FAU||Charlie Partridge||Lane Kiffin|
|FIU||Ron Turner||Butch Davis|
|Fresno State||Tim DeRuyter||Jeff Tedford|
|Georgia State||Trent Miles||Shawn Elliott|
|Houston||Tom Herman||Major Applewhite|
|Indiana||Kevin Wilson||Tom Allen|
|LSU||Les Miles||Ed Orgeron|
|Minnesota||Tracy Claeys||P.J. Fleck|
|Nevada||Brian Polian||Jay Norvell|
|Oregon||Mark Helfrich||Willie Taggart|
|Purdue||Darrell Hazell||Jeff Brohm|
|San Jose State||Ron Caragher||Brent Brennan|
|Temple||Matt Rhule||Geoff Collins|
|Texas||Charlie Strong||Tom Herman|
|USF||Willie Taggart||Charlie Strong|
|Western Kentucky||Jeff Brohm||Mike Sanford|
|Western Michigan||P.J. Fleck||Tim Lester|
“*” designates interim coach
Coaching Carousel Timeline
- May 26, 2016 – Baylor indefinitely suspends Art Briles with the intent to terminate his contract. Defensive coordinator Phil Bennett reportedly to be interim head coach.
- May 30, 2016 – Baylor hires Jim Grobe to be acting head coach.
- September 25, 2016 – LSU fires Les Miles effective immediately. Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron named interim head coach.
- September 25, 2016 – FIU fires Ron Turner. Defensive coordinator Ron Cooper named interim head coach.
- October 16, 2016 – Purdue fires Darrell Hazell. Wide receivers coach Gerad Parker named interim head coach.
- October 23, 2016 – Fresno State fires Tim DeRuyter. Offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau named interim head coach.
- November 10, 2016 – Fresno State hires Jeff Tedford to be head coach, effective at the conclusion of 2016 season.
- November 13, 2016 – Georgia State fires Trent Miles. Assistant coach Tim Lappano named interim head coach.
- November 14, 2016 – FIU reportedly hires Butch Davis to be head coach.
- November 26, 2016 – Texas fires Charlie Strong.
- November 26, 2016 – LSU names Ed Orgeron head coach.
- November 26, 2016 – Texas hires Houston head coach Tom Herman.
- November 27, 2016 – FAU fires Charlie Partridge.
- November 27, 2016 – San Jose State fires Ron Caragher.
- November 27, 2016 – Nevada fires Brian Polian.
- November 29, 2016 – Oregon fires Mark Helfrich.
- December 1, 2016 – Indiana fires Kevin Wilson. Defensive coordinator Tom Allen named full-time head coach.
- December 5, 2016 – Purdue hires Western Kentucky head coach Jeff Brohm.
- December 6, 2016 – Baylor hires Temple head coach Matt Rhule.
- December 7, 2016 – Oregon hires USF head coach Willie Taggart.
- December 7, 2016 – San Jose State hires Oregon State wide receivers coach Brent Brennan.
- December 7, 2016 – Nevada hires Arizona State wide receivers coach Jay Norvell.
- December 8, 2016 – Georgia State hires South Carolina offensive line coach Shawn Elliott to be head coach.
- December 9, 2016 – Houston promotes offensive coordinator Major Applewhite to be full-time head coach.
- December 10, 2016 – Cincinnati hires Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell to be head coach.
- December 11, 2016 – USF hires Charlie Strong to be head coach.
- December 12, 2016 – FAU hires Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin to be head coach.
- December 12, 2016 – Western Kentucky hires Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Sanford to be head coach.
- December 13, 2016 – Temple hires Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins to be head coach.
- December 26, 2016 – UConn fires Bob Diaco.
- December 28, 2016 – UConn hires Randy Edsall to be head coach.
- January 3, 2017 – Minnesota fires Tracy Claeys.
- January 6, 2017 – Minnesota hires Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck.
- January 8, 2017 – Cal fires Sonny Dykes.
- January 13, 2017 – Western Michigan hires Purdue quarterbacks coach Tim Lester to be head coach.
- January 14, 2017 – Cal hires Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox to be head coach.