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OutKick 360’s Chad Withrow Ranks 9 Open College Football Jobs

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The college football coaching carousel started spinning earlier and faster than in previous seasons, with USC firing Clay Helton just two games into the season.

OutKick 360’s Chad Withrow and the crew took some time Tuesday to rank the nine CFB open coaching positions.

Despite being the first to fire their head coach this season, Withrow said he thinks the best open coaching job on the market right now is USC.

“You could really go with either USC or LSU as the best. I’m going USC,” Withrow said. “Why USC? Because it’s the quickest and easiest route to a perpetual college football playoff spot.”

Watch the video below to hear everything Withrow and the crew had to say:

College Football Open Job Rankings Across The Divisions” can also be viewed on YouTube by clicking here.
  1. USC
    • Former USC head coach Clay Helton was fired after the Trojans’ embarrassing 42-28 loss to unranked Stanford at home in their second game of the season. The Trojans entered the game as the No. 14 team in the nation, but laid an egg in an important Pac-12 contest. Helton has since found a new home with Georgia Southern.
  2. LSU
    • LSU and head coach Ed Orgeron reached an agreement to part ways after the season.
  3. UW
  4. TCU
  5. Virginia Tech
    • Justin Fuente is out after six seasons with the Hokies, OutKick reported Tuesday. While Fuente enjoyed a 10-4 season and an appearance in the ACC championship game in his first season, he will leave the program sporting a 5-5 record with two games remaining on the schedule.
  6. Washington State
  7. FIU
  8. Akron
    • Tom Arth was fired on Nov. 4, just two days after a 31-25 loss to Ball State that dropped the Zips to 2-7 on the season.
  9. UMass
    • Walt Bell was fired after a 35-22 loss to Rhode Island on Nov. 6. Sporting News reports that Bell, who took the UMass job after a stint as an offensive coordinator at Florida State, had a 2-23 record since taking over in 2019.

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Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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