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The Official Visit: Full Coaching Chaos

Let’s see how long this death trap can go before something terrible happens, like Texas A&M hiring Dennis Franchione again.



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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, I’m not talking about the Holidays, or winter, or even the upcoming conference championship games, with bowl games following closely behind. No, I’m talking about the coaching world, and more specifically, the coaching carousel  in college football. While there’s no widely accepted name for the date, every year, after the final week of the regular season, struggling programs relieve their coaches and begin a search for a new leader.

This season has been no different, in fact, I’d venture as far as to say that this has been one of the most chaotic coaching search periods in recent memory, with incredible blusters at Tennessee, massive hires at UCLA and Florida, and a number of P5 to P5 rumors, which we almost never see.

In this special episode of The Official Visit, we look at the coaching carousel, address rumors, gush about a few hires, and send Tennessee to timeout for what they did. Join us as we get extremely upset at the continuous hiring of Nick Saban’s large adult coaching sons in the SEC. We also spend some time putting respect on Seth Littrell’s name, and campaign for Ken Niumatalolo to Tennessee (or anywhere).

Patrick will be joined later this week to do a recruiting only episode with Taylor Midkiff, so if you’re looking for recruiting talk it’ll be there (though this episode is definitely worth a listen too).

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