There are officially three open head coaching jobs in the National Football League, and every FBS head job was filled by the first of the year. Though most of the top seats at the college level have been filled, the coaching carousel is not done spinning. Not even close, in fact.
With recruiting now open and three weeks to National Signing Day, here are the 25 best open jobs in college football. (Note: jobs are listed by alphabetical order.)
– Alabama: linebackers coach (two openings)
– Arkansas: offensive coordinator & linebackers
– California: receivers & offensive line
– Colorado: defensive coordinator + 1 additional full time defensive position
– Florida: wide receivers coach
– Illinois: special teams coordinator & defensive line
– Kentucky: special teams coordinator/safeties coach
– Missouri: safeties coach
– Nebraska: wide receivers coach
– North Carolina: linebackers or safeties (1 position)
– Oklahoma: defensive backs & receivers
– Pittsburgh: wide receivers coach & corners
– Texas: wide receivers & tight ends / special teams
– Texas A&M: wide receivers coach
– TCU: cornerbacks coach
– USC: Offensive line
– Utah: offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator & 1 additional full time defensive position
– Utah State: offensive coordinator & defensive coordinator
– Washington State: linebackers coach
– Wisconsin: receivers + 1 defensive assistant + 1 more
Again, this is by no means a be-all-end-all list, just a peek at some of the top of the crop. There are a number of great jobs out there in college football – for instance, Dino Babers still has two slots to fill at Bowling Green, and both could likely be for coordinator jobs – and the sands are still shifting heavily in the NFL. Coaches will swoop in from the league to fill some of these jobs, and NFL clubs will hire existing coaches away to create more openings in the college ranks.
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