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Coaching carousel: Could the Pac-12 North be replacing three head coaches?

Oregon, Oregon State, and Washington State all riding the carousel.

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The Oregon State Beavers look to recover from a 1–11 season by hiring Not–Beau Baldwin in the form of an alum with the generic name of Jonathan Smith.

And as the coaching carousel spins, two more Pac-12 North coaches find themselves on those creepy artificial horses.

The Tennessee Volunteers are going haaaard after the pirate prince, Mike Leach of the Washington State Cougars. It sounds like the Tennessee administration and their coaching search are hotter messes than our comments sections these days, but “sources close to Leach said he has definite interest in the Tennessee job.”

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Jimbo Fisher is leaving the Florida State Seminoles for the Texas A&M Aggies. (Once again, this situation appears to be a supernova slop with the Florida State players saying they would quit the team if Fisher returned.) Florida State is now reportedly focusing on Willie Taggart of the Oregon Ducks. Taggart spent the 2013–2016 seasons in the state of Florida coaching the South Florida Bulls before coming to Eugene.

Is it possible that the Pac-12 North will be replacing half of its coaches with Justin Wilcox and the California Golden Bears being one of the few spots of continuity?


How many new coaches will the Pac-12 North have in 2018?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    1—just Oregon State’s Jonathan Smith
    (66 votes)
  • 40%
    (162 votes)
  • 21%
    (84 votes)
  • 11%
    4—there are more surprises on the way
    (45 votes)
  • 0%
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    (1 vote)
  • 9%
    7 or more. I don’t even know how I got to this site.
    (39 votes)
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