Stay up-to-date on all the college football coaching changes throughout the 2013 season. See who is out, who is in and who the next candidates are at all the FBS job openings.
OUT: Lane Kiffin, who was 4-7 in his last 11 games, including 3-2 this year. Kiffin exits with a four-year record of 28-15.
IN: Bruce Feldman is reporting that Washington's Steve Sarkisian will be the named the new head coach. A former USC offensive coordinator, he spent five seasons at Washington and led the Huskies to a 34-29 record after taking over a program that went 0-12 in 2008.
WHAT WE THINK: There's no doubting Sarkisian's Seattle salvage job, but rebuilding the once-proud Huskies into solidity is a very different task from taking the Trojans from their current solidity back into the national title conversation -- and Sarkisian's four consecutive 5-4 Pac-12 finishes raise doubts about whether his ceiling is that high. But Sarkisian is familiar with the program, will recruit as well as USC always does, and has shown a knack for making excellent staffing decisions. And with Kevin Sumlin out of the picture, did USC have a slam dunk hire available anyway?
OUT: Steve Sarkisian. After five seasons at Washington, Bruce Feldman reported that he will take the job at USC.
IN: Boise State's Chris Petersen, who finally leaves the Broncos after one of the most dominant runs in FBS coaching history: 92-12 over eight seasons, 57-6 in the WAC and MW, two BCS bowl wins, five seasons of 12 wins or more.
WHAT WE THINK: Petersen's hire is being hailed as a coup for the Huskies, and understandably so, given how many other programs failed to pry him out of Boise. But there's still some doubt surrounding the hire, given the shaky track record of other Bronco coaches to make the BCS leap (Dan Hawkins, Dirk Koetter) and that Petersen's team has been vastly more mortal the past two seasons. (Petersen has been called a slam-dunk upgrade on Sarkisian in some quarters, even though Sarkisian's team crushed Petersen's 38-6 just this season.) But none of that much matters: if you have a chance to bring aboard a coach with a mind-boggling track record like Petersen's, you hire first and ask any questions later.
OUT: Jim Grobe has resigned after 13 seasons, compiling a 77-82 record highlighted by the Demon Deacons' remarkable ACC championship season of 2006. Wake failed to make a bowl game four of the past five seasons.
CANDIDATES: One name to watch could be Ball State's Pete Lembo, who enjoyed a highly successful stint at another North Carolina school, FCS Elon, before rebuilding the Cardinals into a MAC power. Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris is in the mix. Ed Orgeron is reportedly interested, with Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi another name that's been mentioned.
GROUP OF FIVE
OUT: Chris Petersen, whose 92-12 mark in eight seasons in Boise represents arguably the best-ever run for a team outside college football's traditional power conferences.
CANDIDATES: Jeremy Fowler writes that the first two names on Boise's list could be former Boise offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin, who went 7-5 in his debut season at Arkansas State, and Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, a former Washington assistant and U of Idaho graduate.
OUT: Paul Pasqualoni, who was 10-18 as the head coach. He was fired after the Huskies lost 41-12 to Buffalo.
CANDIDATES: The Hartford Courant wrote that "informed speculation" has Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, Ball State's Pete Lembo, Bowling Green's Dave Clawson and Towson's Rob Ambrose -- whose FCS team pounded the Huskies in the 2013 season opener -- as names on the Huskies' shortlist. CBS Sports Network analyst Houston Nutt's name has also come up.
OUT: Dave Christensen, 27-35 in five seasons in Laramie. Christensen took the Cowboys to the New Mexico Bowl twice in three seasons, but went 4-8 and 5-7 in 2012 and 2013 with losing Mountain West records.
CANDIDATES: CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler writes that the job is probably former Cal coach Jeff Tedford's -- if he wants it. Former Wyoming defensive coordinator and current Washington State DC Mike Breske is a name to watch. Colorado School of Mines' Bob Stitt will not be interviewed.
OUT: Ron English. The school announced Nov. 9 that English was fired in part over "wholly inappropriate language" used in comments to the team. English leaves the school with an 11-46 record over four seasons and the first nine games of 2013.
CANDIDATES: Former Atlanta Falcons and Houston Oilers coach Jerry Glanville is interested, but is EMU interested in him? Former Miami (OH) (and Pitt, sort of) coach Mike Haywood is also interested, and might make more sense. Other names include Illinois assistant Bill Cubit and Wayne State's Paul Winters.
OUT: Carl Pelini, who engineered some improvement but was still just 5-15 in less than two seasons as the head coach at FAU. Pelini initially resigned over 'illegal drug use', but eventually had his resignation withdrawn and was officially fired for cause for different reasons.
CANDIDATES: Offensive coordinator Interim coach Brian Wright led FAU to a 4-0 finish (albeit against a soft schedule) and is now in the mix. Other reported interviewees include Ohio State's Luke Fickell and Western Kentucky offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm.
OUT: Don Treadwell, 8-21 since becoming head coach in 2011 and 0-5 when he was fired midseason. The RedHawks finished the season 0-12.
IN: Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin, a longtime Brian Kelly assistant and Kelly's highly successful successor at D-II Grand Valley State.
WHAT WE THINK: Martin's 74-7 mark at GVSU and pair of D-II titles suggest he won't be overwhelmed by adopting the head coach's duties, and has likely picked up a thing or two from Kelly. Martin's versatile, too, having coached both sides of the ball in South Bend. Bottom line: the RedHawks just hired the top assistant from a national power that's gone 20-5 the past two seasons. Hard to see how they could have done any better.