Assistant head coach Chad Lunsford was given the interim tag.Lunsford has spent a total of 9 seasons with the program, including the last 5.Wins shouldn't have been the biggest issue as an ESPN article written by Edward Aschoff and Mark Schlabach pointed out that Mc Elwain had a 22-12 record and was the first coach to take his team to the SEC championship game in each of his first two seasons.Shannon becomes the seventh person to lead the Gators as head coach or interim coach since Steve Spurrier stepped down after the 2001 season.On October 1, Sean Kugler resigned as head coach of his alma mater, UTEP, after an 0-5 start.Kugler was in the midst of his 5th season in El Paso where his teams compiled records of 18-36 overall and 11-22 in CUSA games.The Chanticleers were 10-2 in a transition season in 2016.Hugh Freeze resigned July 20, just 44 days before Ole Miss opens at home versus South Alabama.
Riley had just been granted a 3-year extension on his contract as offensive coordinator in May.
Considered to be one of the top offensive guru's in college football, Riley won the 2015 Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant.
Cal on January 14 announced Justin Wilcox as its new head coach, replacing the fired Sonny Dykes.
Nutt lost his job after the 2011 season due to a handful of NCAA violations and a woeful final two seasons.
The NCAA has cited numerous violations by Freeze and his staff from October 2012 to January 2016 and leveled the most serious charge of lack of institutional control.
Georgia Southern fired Tyson Summers on October 22 after an 0-6 start.