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Black Sunday 2023: Full list of newly fired college football coaches

Here’s who got the gate on the first day of firing season in America’s most emotionally untethered sport.

Houston Cougars head coach Dana Holgorsen reacts during the second half against the UCF Knights at FBC Mortgage Stadium. Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Not fired

Baylor will bring back Dave Aranda despite a 3-9 season.