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Pete Thamel Names The 4 "Losers" Of The Coaching Carousel

A general view of a goal post.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: A general view is seen during the College Football Sydney Cup match between Stanford University (Stanford Cardinal) and Rice University (Rice Owls) at Allianz Stadium on August 27, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Yahoo! Sports' Pete Thamel published his "winners and losers" of the 2017 coaching carousel today.

The college football expert believes the following four programs lost this year's carousel:

  • Tennessee - hired Alabama's Jeremy Pruitt
  • Kansas State - continues to be handicapped by Bill Snyder
  • Texas A&M - paid a ton to fire Kevin Sumlin, paid a ton for Jimbo Fisher
  • Arizona State - hired ESPN's Herm Edwards

Here's what was said about Tennessee, perhaps the biggest loser of them all:

In the end, Tennessee ended up with an inferior coach, an overmatched athletic director and setting a new standard for a disastrous coaching search. The hires that former athletic director John Currie was on the cusp of making – Greg Schiano and Mike Leach – are exponentially more accomplished and better qualified for the Tennessee job. But Phil Fulmer’s power play ended up with him in control as athletic director and Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as coach. Pruitt is just inexperienced enough that Fulmer will be able to keep sticking his nose in the program, which is what he’s wanted since he was run out of the job nearly a decade ago.

You can read about the "winners" of the coaching carousel here.