College Football 2012: More Coaches Handed the Pink Slip

More Coaches Handed the Pink Slip

11/27/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

Let the coaching carousel commence.Blog Photo - College Football 2012: More Coaches Handed the Pink Slip

According to multiple sources, North Carolina State coach Tom O’Brien, Boston College coach Frank Spaziani, and Purdue coach Danny Hope have all been fired.

O’Brien was terminated Sunday after a disappointing 7-5 (4-4 ACC) season in which he had previously stated that this was the deepest and most experienced team during his six-year stay.

Spaziani was let go after a 2-10 season that followed just four wins in 2011. The Eagles are in last place in a very mediocre Atlantic Coastal Conference and have no signs of moving forward.

Despite winning three in a row and becoming bowl eligible, Hope was released from all duties after four seasons with Purdue. The Boilermakers were 22-27 (13-19 Big Ten) during his tenure, proving that average isn’t what A.D. Morgan Burke is looking for.

This is just the beginning of what could be a very lengthy—yet exciting—coaching carousel among NCAA football programs.

Edit: Colorado's Jon Embree was let go on Sunday after just two seasons. The Buffaloes went 4-21 in that span.

Edit: Ellis Johnson was fired by Southern Miss on Tuesday afternoon. The Golden Eagles finished 0-12 after winning the Conference-USA title last season.


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