Things haven't gotten as crazy as 2016 yet, but the 2017 coaching carousel is expected to be very active.
There are already three schools that are more or less open, and we haven't even reached Halloween yet.
Ole Miss fired Hugh Freeze during the offseason, and it doesn't seem like interim head coach Matt Luke is going to do quite enough to land the job. During the season, UTEP fired Sean Kugler, and Oregon State's Gary Andersen unexpectedly resigned, leaving Cory Hall as interim coach.
Yahoo! Sports' Pete Thamel believes two more Power Five jobs will "almost certainly" open up as well.
By Halloween last season, there were five openings around college football. This year, there’s only two – Oregon State and UTEP. At this point there are Power 5 jobs that will almost certainly open – Oregon State, Nebraska, Ole Miss and Tennessee. There are jobs like Arizona, Arizona State and Texas A&M that appeared inevitable to open that are having unexpected solid seasons.
Thamel is basically writing off Mike Riley and Butch Jones' chances to do enough to keep their jobs over the next month or two. This doesn't even include Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, who could be in serious trouble, or a number of other coaches that have work to do.