There’s just three weeks left of the 2023 college football regular season. What are the Power 5 jobs we expect to open up after this season?
The 2023 college football regular season will soon come to a close. There are just three weeks left before post-season play begins, and with that “silly season” will kickoff. “Silly season”, of course, referring to the coaching carousel. We’ll have firings. We may see some coaches retire. And we’ll have guys going to take other jobs, thus creating even more openings.
And I want to try and predict some of that. What are the jobs I expect to see open up this year? Who’s getting fired. Who do I think will survive for another year? Will anyone retire?
College football coach hot seat tracker: Predicting CFB Power 5 openings
For simplicities sake, I’m going to stick in the Power 5 ranks and predict the major openings for the year. And I won’t go as far as to try calling the coaches who leave their current jobs for new openings. That just leads things down a rabbit-hole of unforeseen job openings that there’s no real reason to predict at the moment.
But at the baseline level, it’s been made clear which coaches are on hotseats right now and who is on the verge of getting a buyout. And considering that our Mississippi State Bulldogs may very well end up making a change after the year given the program trajectory at the moment, it’d be nice to have an idea of what the job market could look like i.e. who’s State’s competition for making a hire?
So what jobs do I expect to open up?