2017-2018 NCAA FBS Head Coaching Changes: The Era of Taking a Knee for Justice

On September 1, 2016, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (also joined by 49ers safety Eric Reid) took a knee during the playing of the national anthem to protest the oppression of “black people and people of color,” most notably exemplified by the prolific number of killings of unarmed Blacks by American law enforcement officials. Since that day many others have followed Kaepernick’s courageous example of taking a knee for justice. The list of Kaepernick…

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2015/2016 NCAA FBS head football coach changes

Dual image of Steve Spurrier Holding Heisman and image resignign as head coach of South Carolina Gamecocks

Most notable change of 2015: Spurrier, the ‘Head Ball Coach’ hangs ‘em up   Steve Spurrier—arguably the most accomplished athlete/coach in football history—hangs ‘em up, on October 13, 2015, in the middle of a disappointing season (2-4) for the South Carolina Gamecocks. The seventy-year-old ‘Head Ball Coach’ insisted that his resignation was entirely the result of a Gamecock program headed in the wrong direction, “south,” under his tenure this season—to the point he believed a…

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NCAA FBS Head Coach Changes: Chip Kelly is Biggest Name to Make a Move in 2012-2013

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  The latest up to date listing of NCAA FBS (division 1A) head coach fires, hires, resignations and promotions for the upcoming 2013-2014 college football season. 50-year-old Chip Kelly began his coaching career in 1990 at Columbia University where he was a DB and special teams coach. He landed his first head coach job at Oregon in 2009 where he won 3 PAC 10/PAC 12 championships and led his Ducks to two consecutive national championship game appearances…

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