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College Football Coaching Carousel: McElwain to Florida; Muschamp to Auburn (?); No Movement at UCLA

News and notes from college football coaching carousel.

UPDATE (A): From our mothership:

Update, December 4: After an awkward negotiation process involving McElwain's CSU buyout, the coach has agreed to sign with Florida, ESPN reports.

It has been 5 days Jim Mora's UCLA choked against Stanford with an appearance in the Pac-12 championship game, and lot more on the line. I don't need to go into detail about how it was Mora's third loss at home and his sixth loss against Oregon and Stanford. I am not counting the choke job against Arizona State from last season at the Rose Bowl.

Number of other programs have already made moves. Auburn - the same program that was in the national championship game last season - fired its DC within 48 hours of losing to Alabama. Florida was already on the market looking for a head coach. Michigan didn't wait long to fire Brady Hoke. And, Nebraska fired a head coach who has the same career record as Jim Mora.

No one here is asking for UCLA to fire Mora. But UCLA football has some problems as it still continues to be outcoached, out-schemed by Oregon and Stanford, and often times looked terrible against mediocre to average teams. One would think Coach Mora would make some changes in his staff. We haven't seen nothing yet. In the meantime

  • Florida Gators are locking in on former Alabama OC and current Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain (the Coloradoan)
  • Auburn is going after fired Gator coach Muschamp ( Per reports they have already made him an offer but his family is looking around. If they want to move to a better coast, we have a school for them but maybe our head coach likes feeling up the beard of his DC:
  • Jim Harbaugh (2/1) is the favorite to become the next Michigan Head Coach followed by Les Miles (5/2), Butch Jones (7/2), Mike Gundy (7/2), and Greg Schiano (9/2) (@BovadaLV).

What is Coach Mora gonna do? Nothing?