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ProStar Coaching Confidential October 2021Issue 49

In this issue:
Special Edition: Coaching Hot Seat & Carousel

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This week we take a quick look at the Coaching @ProStarSports
Carousel as it has already begun to spin for various
reasons. ProStar Sports Agency
Paul Sheehy, Esq.
Of course, lots of developments coming in the next 6 President
weeks, and we’ll be on top of it every step of the way.
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In This Issue. . .

As always, predicting what happens in the annual migration of coaches
is always difficult. Sometimes we’ve got lots of information and hires
seem like foregone conclusions, other times ADs and GMs go in a
totally different direction to conventional wisdom.

We know there are times when these rumors affect our clients and we
work hard to be as far in front of developments as possible, ensuring
that our guys are never surprised by anything.

Some of the searches/hotseats/rumors are evolving literally every day,
so feel free to reach out if you have questions about anything under the

To a large extent, this is an exercise in throwing darts...we get it. But
there's valid enough chatter which we're hearing out there to put
together a handful of things to watch as we turn the corner on the 2021


Here are the FBS schools that have • New Mexico State – Doug Martin – 9
already decided to move in another years at NMSU but off to a 1-6 start after
direction with a few rumored potential going 2-10 in 2019
candidates that might give us a look at • Syracuse – Dino Babers – 3-3 so far in
what direction searches will go in: 2021, following 6-17 over the previous
two seasons, need to keep the
USC: Washington State: momentum going
• James Franklin • Alex Grinch • North Texas – Seth Littrell – after going
• Luke Fickell • Jay Norvell 9-4 in 2018, UNT has gone 9-18 since
• Anthony Lynn • Brent Brennan • Nebraska – Scott Frost – 15-24 over
• Jeff Hafley • Jake Dickert four seasons, they’ll need to finish
• Chris Petersen • Graham Harrell strong
• Bill O’Brien
LSU: In the NFL, here are few situations to track
Connecticut: • Jimbo Fisher at this juncture, but much could change:
• Joe Harasymiak • James Franklin
• Andrew Breiner • Dave Aranda • Las Vegas – Jon Gruden - OUT
• Bob Chesney • Billy Napier • Jacksonville – Urban Meyer
• Tony Reno • Luke Fickell • Houston – David Culley
• Joe Brady • New York Giants – Joe Judge
Georgia Southern: • Mark Stoops • Minnesota – Mike Zimmer
• Brian Bohannon • Chicago – Matt Nagy
• Dell McGee The NFL is a difficult league to predict this
• Brent Davis early as so much has to do with whether
• Alex Atkins teams make the playoffs and what their
• Ivin Jasper trend is in the last 4 or 5 games of the
season. Stay tuned….
Here are some of the "hot" situations to
keep an eye on: OCTOBER 2021 / ISSUE #49

• South Florida – Jeff Scott – 2-12 record
over two seasons

• UMass – Walt Bell – 2-19 record over
three seasons

• Akron – Tom Arth – 3-21 record over
three seasons


A few "up and out" candidates who Some guys in the NFL who will likely be
may be on to bigger things in 2022, for included on the interview circuit (yes,
a variety of reasons (some we’ve it’s a very big pond and it’s very early…
already included on potential stay tuned):
candidate lists):
• Darrell Bevell
• Jamie Chadwell – Coastal Carolina • Jay Gruden
• Luke Fickell – Cincinnati • Raheem Morris
• Billy Napier – Louisiana • Wink Martindale
• Will Healy – Charlotte • Greg Roman
• Brent Brennan – San Jose State • Jim Caldwell
• Jeff Traylor – UTSA • Marvin Lewis
• Jay Norvell – Nevada • Todd Bowles
• Matt Eberflus
Just a small sample of college coaches • Brian Daboll
who we expect to garner some interest • Joe Lombardi
for open head coaching positions: • Jason Garrett
• Kevin O’Connell
• Mike Elko – Texas A&M DC • Eric Bienemy
• Rhett Lashlee – Miami OC • Nathaniel Hackett
• Jeff Lebby – Ole Miss OC • Anthony Lynn
• Garrett Riley – SMU OC • Pete Carmichael
• Barry Odom – Arkansas DC • Dennis Allen
• Alex Grinch – Oklahoma DC • Joe Brady
• Bill O’Brien – Alabama OC


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