College football coach carousel: Every FBS coaching change in 2020

College football coach carousel: Every FBS coaching change in 2020

The FBS coaching carousel is starting to turn, even in a season affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

There have been more than 20 head-coaching changes in FBS every season since 2015. That number might decrease in 2020 — but there have been four changes so far.

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Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason became the fourth coach to depart during this cycle on Sunday.

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  • Resigned (Sept. 7): Hopson resigned after a season-opening loss to South Alabama. Scotty Walden was the interim coach for four games, and now Tim Billings is the coach for the remainder of the season. Hopson had a 28-23 record through five seasons with the Golden Eagles.

  • Fired (Nov. 7): Utah State parted ways with Andersen after opening the 2020 season with three consecutive losses. It was Andersen’s second stint with the Aggies. He had a 7-23 record at Oregon State from 2015-17 after a 19-7 mark at Wisconsin from 2013-14.

  • Fired (Nov. 16): South Carolina fired Muschamp after the Gamecocks allowed 48 points or more in three consecutive losses. South Carolina had a 28-30 record under Muschamp, but that included a 17-22 record in SEC play. The former Florida coach could not get the Gamecocks past the nine-win mark in five seasons.

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  • Fired (Nov. 29): Mason was fired one day after a 41-0 loss to Missouri. Offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will serve as the interim coach. The Commodores were 0-8 in Mason’s seventh season. Vanderbilt has one just one win in SEC play the last two seasons. Mason finished with a 27-55 record.