Fickle football fans in and around the BIG XII could see a host of coaching changes at yearâ€™s end. Among the expected casualties are: Texas A&Mâ€™s Dennis Franchione, Nebraskaâ€™s Bill Callahan, Baylorâ€™s Guy Morriss, SMUâ€™s Phil Bennett and of course SECâ€™s Houston Nutt at Arkansas.
As the speculation heats up, this column (SEE BELOW) in the Dallas Morning News made mention of hot replacements: Rutgersâ€™ Greg Schiano, Calâ€™s Jeff Tedford, Auburnâ€™s Tommy Tuberville to just-off-the-radar types like former Packers coach Mike Sherman to up-and-coming coordinators like LSUâ€™s Bo Pelini and Alabamaâ€™s Major Applewhite.
It is interesting to see Applewhiteâ€™s name mentioned aleady as a hot commodity. No doubt the performance of the Alabama offense last week will make him even hotter.
What happens is anyoneâ€™s guess. However, there will be enormous turnover around college football this season. No doubt, it was a good thing Alabama made its coaching move last season.
Here’s the column the quote from above was pulled from: