With so much speculation, with coaches coming off of bad years are staying, and who’s about to get fired?
Ball State Cardinals
Current Head Coach: Mike Neu
Status: Even though Neu is coming off a third losing run in three years, and is 10-26 with no more than four wins in a season, he’s coming back for a fourth try.
Current Head Coach: Kalani Sitake
Status: Anecdotal, but even though the fan base and close friends to the CFN program might be grumbling about a 6-6 record and a loss to Utah – coming off a 4-9 season – there’s no out-loud discussion from the school about making a move.
Colorado State Rams
Current Head Coach: Mike Bobo
Status: After three straight 7-6 seasons – seen as generally disappointing, especially last year – the 3-9 clunker was a total disaster. However …
East Carolina Pirates
Current Head Coach: Scottie Montgomery
Status: There’s nothing official yet, but it’s brewing. After three straight three-win seasons and closing out this year with a blowout against NC State, it’s coming.
Illinois Fighting Illilni
Current Head Coach: Lovie Smith
Status: 9-27 not only didn’t get him fired, it got him a contract extension …
Kansas State Wildcats
Current Head Coach: Bill Snyder
Status: If the brutal collapse against Iowa State to miss out on bowl eligibility wasn’t the last game of his legendary career, it sure seemed like it. Best guess? He’s letting the season die down a little bit, he’ll give it a few days, and then announce his retirement.
New Mexico Lobos
Current Head Coach: Bob Davie
Status: Considering the $1.5 million buyout appears to be an issue, he’s a whole lot more secure than a head coach with two straight 3-9 seasons should be. His status is still up in the air.
Old Dominion Monarchs
Current Head Coach: Bobby Wilder
Status: Despite a disastrous 4-8 season and three losing seasons in four years, he’s still safe … for now. However, he did fire a slew of assistants.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Current Head Coach: Chris Ash
Status: He’s staying. He’s not getting a contract extension like Lovie Smith did at Illinois, but …
Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Current Head Coach: Philip Montgomery
Status: Even after going 5-19 over the last two seasons, there’s no talk whatsoever of changing up coaches. The win over SMU to close things out – and ruin the Mustang season – might have something to do with it.
Current Head Coach: Randy Edsall
Status: Even with the worst defensive season in college football history and a 1-11 campaign after a 3-9 start, it’s all full steam ahead for 2019.
Current Head Coach: Tony Sanchez
Status: He has gone 16-32 with four straight losing seasons, but when you win the big rivalry game – beating Nevada to end the season – people like you. He’s likely going to get a fifth year to make this work. There are a whole lot of great parts – mostly on offense – but if the defense doesn’t get fixed, there won’t be a sixth season.
Current Head Coach: Clay Helton
Status: Even after a disastrous year, he’s sticking …
Current Head Coach: Frank Wilson
Status: It was supposed to be when UTSA started to kick it all in, but in Year Three – after going 12-12 in his first two seasons – a 3-9 run with the nation’s worst offense wasn’t okay. But …