Not so Merry-Go-Round
CFB | Not so Merry-Go-Round
The rankings weren’t the only thing that were shook up this weekend. Coaching college football is a cold world, and as we’re nearing the end of the football season, we’re now entering the hire/fire season of coaches known as the coaching carousel. There are plenty of seats left on this ride, but what a crazy ride it has been so far!
The Vols are not playing around. After a blowout loss to Mizzou, Tennessee fired head coach Butch Jones, and signed a memorandum of understanding to hire Ohio State defensive coordinator, Greg Schiano. Schiano has been linked to Jerry Sandusky’s Penn State sex abuse scandal, and as soon as fans caught wind of his possible hire, they were not happy about it. Backlash from fans caused Tennessee to back out of their agreement, and cost Schiano the job.
The biggest winner so far is UCLA. After firing head coach, Jim Mora (on his birthday nonetheless), the Bruins hired former NFL/Oregon head coach, Chip Kelly (on his birthday)! Kelly didn’t have much success in the NFL (Philadelphia Eagles/SF 49ers), but there is no doubt he is a great college football coach as he was 46-7 after four seasons with the Oregon Ducks. Welcome back to the Pac-12!
Florida Gators: After three straight losses in his third season, the Gators parted ways with coach Jim McElwain, and hired (back) former Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen. Mullen is a familiar face as he was the Gators former championship winning offensive coordinator, but now he’s back to take the program at the helm. When Mullen was around, he coached Tim Tebow and led the Gators to two national championships. They have since been able to see that success in the SEC.
NFL: Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens (8:30 PM EST): Both teams have lost key players this season to injuries, but the Ravens will need a win tonight to stay in the playoff hunt. The real star of the show will be the Ravens defense. Thanks to them, the Ravens have been able to shut out their last 2 opponents!
Looks like Nov. 27 is a magic day for legendary hockey player,Gordie Howe. In 1960, he became the first NHL player to score 1,000 points, and on the same day in 1961, he became the first player to play 1,000 games.