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College football coaching news, hirings, firings, potential openings: Chad Morris third coach fired this season

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Three Power 5 head coaches have been fired so far this season (Chad Morris at Arkansas, Willie Taggart at FSU and Chris Ash at Rutgers), and more jobs could be opening soon.

We share which coaches could be on the move, and which jobs are the right fit for those coaches.

So, what's next in the college football coaching carousel? This will be your home for all coaching news, intel and insights throughout the season, along with the latest updates on the hot seat.

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Arkansas fires Chad Morris

Arkansas fired Chad Morris after he was just 4-18 overall since replacing Bret Bielema in December 2017 and winless in 14 SEC games. Tight ends coach/special-teams coordinator Barry Lunney Jr. will finish out the season as the Razorbacks' interim coach.

  • Rittenberg: What's next for Arkansas

  • News: Arkansas fires Morris after 4-18 start


Florida State fires Willie Taggart

Florida State fired head coach Willie Taggart on Sunday after just 21 games at the helm (Taggart went 9-12), and will now be looking for a new coach for the second time in the last two years. What's next for the Seminoles?

  • Rittenberg: What's next for Florida State

  • News: Florida State fires Taggart after less than 2 years

  • News: FSU AD says there was no advantage in waiting to fire Taggart


Rutgers fires Chris Ash

Rutgers was the first coaching domino to fall this season, when it fired head coach Chris Ash on Sept. 29 following a 1-3 start. Ash went 8-32 in three-plus seasons at the school. Nunzio Campanile, who had been the tight ends coach before the change, is the interim coach and is now also serving as offensive coordinator.

  • News: Rutgers fires Ash after 8 wins in 3-plus seasons

  • News: Rutgers meets with ex-coach Greg Schiano about coaching vacancy


Hot seat intel, updates

Which big names could be on the move? We track potential openings, firings and transactions.

  • ESPN+: Coaching carousel hypotheticals

  • News: USC AD won't make snap judgment on Clay Helton, Trojans

  • ESPN+: Hot seats entering October

  • ESPN+: Defensive coordinators on the rise

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