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    2021 Football Coaching Carousel

    Edsall gone from UConn

    Clay Helton out at USC.

    Now head coach number 3 gone. Georgia Southern has fired head coach Chad Lunsford.

    https://theathletic.com/news/georgia...d/IGpjfw5B9Qef
    Last edited by Deaconblue; 09-28-2021 at 09:29 PM. Reason: added UConn

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    Auburn fires their wide receiver coach. He only started as their receivers coach this season. So four games and gone.

    https://theathletic.com/news/auburn-...s/CZufSxseKFbi

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    Damn. Short leash. i think he is one of their own too.

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    What I've picked up, at least from the folks with Auburn flairs on the CFB subreddit, is that Harsin is loyal to a fault and the loyalty to his staff is catching a lot of shit right now. They don't seem to think that he would ever make this move on his own and that it was a call made by the AD to be a shot across the bow.

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    Reminds me of Clawson firing the defensive coordinator, who is now the DC at Wyoming.
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    4-0 Wyoming. Good for them.

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    GA Southern fired their coach after they lost to Louisiana at home on Saturday. They were 1-3.

    Kind of an abrupt move considering that GA Southern had been to a bowl each of the last 3 years. They were 10-3 in 2018, 7-6 in 2019 and 8-5 last year. Overall he was 28-21 at GA Southern. The CB coach, Kevin Whitley is the interim HC.

    So far, three coaches have been canned:

    UCONN
    USC
    GA Southern

    https://www.espn.com/college-footbal...ired-1-3-start

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    Also, a USC beat writer is suggesting that Clawson might be a candidate for USC: https://trojanswire.usatoday.com/202...andidates/amp/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchard View Post
    Also, a USC beat writer is suggesting that Clawson might be a candidate for USC: https://trojanswire.usatoday.com/202...andidates/amp/
    With how deep their pockets are, I have no doubt that Clawson would get USC back to being a perennial PAC-12 power that's competing for national championships. With that said, I don't think they'd be willing to stomach a couple of 3 win seasons while Clawson program builds. I hope that Clawson's experience at TN left a big enough impression on him about the lack of leeway you get at some of these schools.

    The programs that actually scare me operate in the space where they can outbid us, but are also willing to give Clawson the time he needs to program build. If Clawson leaves Wake I don't think it'll be for USC or to replace Harbaugh or whatever. It'll be to go to some school like Cal or Stanford - places that can cut huge checks and are ok with sucking for a few years while Clawson does his thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    With how deep their pockets are, I have no doubt that Clawson would get USC back to being a perennial PAC-12 power that's competing for national championships. With that said, I don't think they'd be willing to stomach a couple of 3 win seasons while Clawson program builds. I hope that Clawson's experience at TN left a big enough impression on him about the lack of leeway you get at some of these schools.

    The programs that actually scare me operate in the space where they can outbid us, but are also willing to give Clawson the time he needs to program build. If Clawson leaves Wake I don't think it'll be for USC or to replace Harbaugh or whatever. It'll be to go to some school like Cal or Stanford - places that can cut huge checks and are ok with sucking for a few years while Clawson does his thing.
    This could get really interesting that way if Clawson gets a conference title but not an invite to the CFP this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    With how deep their pockets are, I have no doubt that Clawson would get USC back to being a perennial PAC-12 power that's competing for national championships. With that said, I don't think they'd be willing to stomach a couple of 3 win seasons while Clawson program builds. I hope that Clawson's experience at TN left a big enough impression on him about the lack of leeway you get at some of these schools.

    The programs that actually scare me operate in the space where they can outbid us, but are also willing to give Clawson the time he needs to program build. If Clawson leaves Wake I don't think it'll be for USC or to replace Harbaugh or whatever. It'll be to go to some school like Cal or Stanford - places that can cut huge checks and are ok with sucking for a few years while Clawson does his thing.
    I agree with this. I get the sense that Dave and his family are content but that he would leave for the right opportunity. I've always thought he was too talented and ambitious to finish his career at Wake. I love the guy but won't fault him a bit if he gets a great chance to move on and takes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inspectah View Post
    I agree with this. I get the sense that Dave and his family are content but that he would leave for the right opportunity. I've always thought he was too talented and ambitious to finish his career at Wake. I love the guy but won't fault him a bit if he gets a great chance to move on and takes it.
    But realistically there are only a few landing spots for that "great chance" like a Notre Dame.

    In the ACC you have Clemson but nowhere else makes sense. Ga Tech and UVA might have been options in the past but neither of those programs are substantial step ups now from Wake.

    Big 10? Michigan makes sense but they are not known for their patience in Ann Arbor and Clawson's MO is to suck for a couple of years before he gets things rolling.

    Pac 12? Stanford could be a potential landing spot. Maybe UW? Cal? UCLA? Again... how patient will these schools be with multiple 2 or 3 win seasons?

    I get it's popular for many (including our own fans and alums) to dog the long term prospects of the Wake football program based on past history. But this is a Power 5 job with very little job pressure that pays relatively well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Angus View Post
    But realistically there are only a few landing spots for that "great chance" like a Notre Dame.

    In the ACC you have Clemson but nowhere else makes sense. Ga Tech and UVA might have been options in the past but neither of those programs are substantial step ups now from Wake.

    Big 10? Michigan makes sense but they are not known for their patience in Ann Arbor and Clawson's MO is to suck for a couple of years before he gets things rolling.

    Pac 12? Stanford could be a potential landing spot. Maybe UW? Cal? UCLA? Again... how patient will these schools be with multiple 2 or 3 win seasons?

    I get it's popular for many (including our own fans and alums) to dog the long term prospects of the Wake football program based on past history. But this is a Power 5 job with very little job pressure that pays relatively well.
    All good points and don't disagree, though a bit over the top to call speculation about Clawson's future job options "dogging" the program.

    I just think Clawson's the kind of guy who will keep an ear to the ground, like any reasonable person would. If schools like ND, Michigan, Stanford, etc. come calling, he'll listen, if only because he'll feel he owes it to himself and his family. He's an ambitious guy or he'd still be coaching at BGSU.

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    Manny Diaz is a dead man walking at Miami.

    That Miami Herald article from last week makes it sound like The U is going to have mediocre to poor athletics for the foreseeable future... Which is, in many ways, just a rehash of articles written every 2-3 years when Miami continues to suck at football.

    https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/s...254114118.html

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    Agreed on Stanford. That seems like the perfect fit for him if he leaves Wake.

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    I don't see it happening, but if Clawson gets Wake another ACC championship this year, I will wish him the best wherever he chooses to go. I would obviously want him to stay, but shit man, if he does that, more power to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconSig View Post
    I don't see it happening, but if Clawson gets Wake another ACC championship this year, I will wish him the best wherever he chooses to go. I would obviously want him to stay, but shit man, if he does that, more power to him.
    Oh I'm right there with you. Winning the ACC is probably what you need to do at a school like Wake to get hired at a blue blood and not have their fans revolt. If some school comes around offering him $5 million/year or more and we can't/don't want to match then I would never fault Clawson for getting his bag.

    Hell, Kentucky and Miss St are paying Stoops and Leach like $5 million/year. Bronco and Lane Kiffin are getting like $4 million/year.

    Hard to tell what Clawson's actual total comp is like comparatively since those guys are public employees, but we will need to ante up bigly at some point. If TCU can figure out how to pay Gary Patterson $6 million per year, then we should be able to figure out how to pay Clawson at least as much as Bronco Mendenhall or Narduzzi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconSig View Post
    I don't see it happening, but if Clawson gets Wake another ACC championship this year, I will wish him the best wherever he chooses to go. I would obviously want him to stay, but shit man, if he does that, more power to him.
    This. But Currie will be able to shake plenty of loose change to make him a good counteroffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDeac View Post
    This. But Currie will be able to shake plenty of loose change to make him a good counteroffer.
    After the Grobe experience I think youíre almost always better off to take the buyout money and hire a young hungry coach to build on the success. There are like 10 programs where winning the bidding war for retention makes sense.

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