Here’s a growing list of college football coaches that have been fired on the first day after the 2023 regular season ends.
Indiana: Tom Allen was the darling of college football in 2020, but was unable to keep things going in Bloomington and has been let go after eight seasons. He finishes 33-49 overall, including three losses in bowl games. IU is just 9-27 since 2021, and will pay Allen $15.5 million to leave, as the head coach and Indiana native willingly took a $5 million pay cut during the separation.
Houston: Dana Holgorsen finishes a troubled tenure for the Coogs with a 4-8 mark in 2023, and 2-7 in their new Big 12 digs. Despite what was according to Holgorsen a “f—-ing impossible buyout,” the school found more than $18 million to send him packing.
Louisiana-Monroe: Funroe fired Terry Bowden after three seasons of 10-26 for the Sun Belt school. One of the toughest jobs in all of FBS, Bowden came to Northeast Louisiana after a brief sabbatical following seven seasons at Akron.
Middle Tennessee: Rick Stockstill is openly fired after 18 years in Murfreesboro, which is not surprising except for how it was handled. The Blue Raiders were 4-8 this season, but Stockstill was 113-111 overall and had led the team to 10 bowl games. He won the Sun Belt in 2006, his first season at the school, but had only managed a C-USA Division Championship in 2018 since.
New Mexico: Danny Gonzales will not return for the Lobos after going 11-32 in four seasons, including 4-8 in 2023.
UTEP: Dana Dimel was shown the gate following six seasons in El Paso. He reached just one postseason game, a 2021 New Mexico Bowl loss to Fresno State. Dimel was 20-49 overall for the Miners.
Baylor will bring back Dave Aranda despite a 3-9 season.