Fired, resigned, retired: Looking at the FBS coaching changes in 2017

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  • Fired, resigned, retired: Looking at the FBS coaching changes in 2017

    The coaching carousel is in motion in 2017. 

    Arkansas fired Bret Bielema on Friday. That marks nine coaching changes during the 2017 season. There are sure to be several more as the season wraps up the next two weeks. 

    There were 23 coaching changes in 2016, down from the 28 in 2015. Sporting News will track the coaching changes here throughout the 2017 season. Who's fired, resigned, retired and hired? Find out here. 


  • 1
    Sean Kugler, UTEP

    Resigned (Oct. 1): Sean Kugler resigned at UTEP after an 0-5 start. Kugler had an 18-36 record during his tenure with the Miners, which began in 2013.

    Hired (Oct. 2): The Miners convinced former coach Mike Price to come out of retirement to be Kugler's interim replacement. Price compiled a 48-61 record in nine seasons at UTEP (2004-12) before retiring. The Miners made three bowl games during his tenure.

  • 2
    Gary Andersen, Oregon State

    Resigned (Oct. 9): Andersen and Oregon State agreed to mutually part ways after the Beavers' 1-5 start to the 2017 season. Andersen went 7-23 in Corvallis. Cory Hall has been named interim coach with Andersen's resignation.

  • 3
    Tyson Summers, Georgia Southern

    Fired (Oct. 22): Tyson Summers was fired after Georgia Southern's 0-6 start. Summers was 5-13 after being hired in 2016. Chad Lunsford will serve as the interim coach. 

  • 4
    Jim McElwain, Florida

    Resigned (Oct. 29): Jim McElwain and Florida agreed to part ways on Sunday. McElwain had a 22-12 record into his third season, but the regime unraveled quickly on and off the field in 2017. 

  • 5
    Butch Jones, Tennessee

    Fired (Nov. 12): Tennessee let go of Jones after five seasons. The Vols had a 4-6 record and were winless in SEC play after back-to-back nine-win seasons. Brady Hoke will serve as interim coach. 

  • 6
    Jim Mora, UCLA

    Fired (Nov. 19): UCLA fired Jim Mora after five seasons. Mora had a 46-30 record over that stint, but UCLA fell to 5-6 this season and decided to move on. 

  • 7
    Joey Jones, South Alabama

    Resigned (Nov. 20): Jones resigned at South Alabama after six seasons. He compiled a 52-49 record, but the Jaguars fell to 4-7 at the time of his resignation. 

  • 8
    Paul Haynes, Kent State

    Fired (Nov. 23): Kent State fired Paul Haynes after a 2-10 season. Haynes compiled a 14-45 record over five seasons with the Golden Flashes. 

  • 9
    Bret Bielema, Arkansas

    Fired (Nov. 24): Bielema was let go at Arkansas shortly after a 48-45 loss to Missouri. Bielema finished 29-34 in five seasons with the Razorbacks. Athletic director Jeff Long also was dismissed during the season.