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


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Former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is arguably the biggest name among college football coaches to make a move this year. Kelly is the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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 in the 2010 and 2011 seasons.  

The Associated Press named Kelly their National Coach of the Year in 2010, he also received the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award along with several others for that season.


After much speculation about his future from the media and sports fans, on January 16th, 2013, the highly sought out offensive guru announced his decision to accept the head coach job offer from the Philadelphia Eagles.

 Last Updated: January 20, 2012

2013/2014 NCAA FBS College Football
Head Coach Changes




Old Coach
(fired, retired,
or moved on)


New Coach

1. Arkansas SEC John L Smith Fired Bret Bielema
2. Arkansas State Sun Belt Gus Malzahn Left for Auburn Bryan Harsin (Texas OC)
3. Auburn SEC Gene Chizik Fired Gus Malzahn
4. Boston College ACC Frank Spaziani Fired Steve Addazio
5. Cincinnati Big East Butch Jones Left for Tennessee Tommy Tuberville
6. Colorado PAC-12 John Embree Fired Mike Macintyre
7. Florida International U. Sun Belt Mario Cristobal Fired Ron Turner (Tampa Bay QB Coach)
8. Georgia State Sun Belt1 Bill Curry Retired Trent Miles (Indiana State HC)
9. Idaho WAC Rob Akey Fired Paul Petrino (Arkansas OC)
10. Kent State MAC Darrell Hazell Left for Purdue Paul Haynes (Arkansas DC)
11. Kentucky SEC Joker Phillips Fired Mark Stoops (FSU DC)
12. Louisiana Tech WAC Sony Dykes Left for California Skip Holtz
13. Nevada MWC Chris Ault Retired Brian Polian (Texas A&M TE Coach)
14. North Carolina State ACC Tom O’Brien Fired Dave Doren
15. Northern Illinois U. MAC Dave Doren Left for N. Carolina State Rod Carey (NIU OC)
16 Oregon PAC 12 Chip Kelly Left for Philadelphia Eagles Mark Helfrich (Oregon OC)
17. Purdue Big 10 Danny Hope Fired Darrell Hazell
18. San Jose State WAC Mike Macintyre Left for Colorado Ron Caragher (University of San Diego HC D-1AA)
19. South Florida Big East Skip Holtz Fired Willie Taggart
20. Southern Miss Conf USA Ellis Johnson Fired Todd Monken (Oklahoma State OC)
21. Syracuse ACC (2013) Doug Marrone Left for Buffalo Bills Scott Shafer (Syracuse DC)
22. Temple Big East Steve Addazio Left for Boston College Matt Rhule (NY Giants OL)
23. Tennessee SEC Derek Dooley Fired Butch Jones
24. Texas Tech Big 12 Tommy Tuberville Left for Cincinnati Kliff Kingsbury (Texas A&M OC)
25. Utah State WAC Gary Andersen Left for Wisconsin Matt Wells (Utah State OC)
26. UTEP Conf USA Mike Price Retired Sean Kugler (Pittsburgh Steelers OLC)
27. University of California PAC-12 Jeff Tedford Fired Sony Dykes
28. Western Kentucky Sun Belt Willie Taggart Left for S. Florida Bobbby Petrino
29. Western Michigan MAC Bill Cubit Fired P.J. Fleck T(ampa Bay WRC)
30. Wisconsin Big 10 Bret Bielema Left for Arkansas Gary Andersen
“*” Indicates an interim head coach. All new coaches were former FBS head coaches except where noted by (xxx). 1 The Georgia State Panthers football program, founded in 2010, is a new FBS school that is tentatively scheduled to become a full participant in the Sun Belt Conference starting in 2014 season.

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