College Football Coaching Rumors: Helfrich's Future Uncertain, Baylor Moving On In Search & More

The college football regular season came to a conclusion on Saturday, and the coaching carousel began spinning immediately after. Texas fired now former head coach Charlie Strong on Saturday after their loss to TCU on Friday, and replaced him with Tom Herman just hours after. LSU also promoted interim coach Ed Orgeron to permanent head coach, taking the two premier jobs off the market.

Baylor and Purdue are now the only Power 5 Conference schools with an opening, though the Oregon job may be opening up soon. Here are all the latest coaching news and rumors you need to know:

- Oregon is expected to fire head coach Mark Helfrich and have already started looking for a new head coach, reports Dan Wolken and George Schroeder of USA Today.

- If Oregon does fire Helfrich, their shortlist of replacement candidates include UNC's Larry Fedora, Mississippi State's Dan Mullen, Colorado's Mike MacIntyre, West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen and Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck, reports Travis Haney of 247sports.

- Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is exploring the possibility of leaving the Irish for another job.

- Baylor interim coach Jim Grobe announced he is not coaching after the end of this season.

- Baylor is no longer considering SMU head coach Chad Morris after he had a counteroffer to their five-year, $24.9 million offer, reports Bill Nichols of the Dallas Morning News.

- Now moving on from Morris, Baylor is focusing their coaching search on Larry Fedora, Mike MacIntyre and Cal’s Sonny Dykes, reports Haney.

- Purdue is focusing on P.J. Fleck as the top candidate in their coaching opening, reports Nathan Baird of the Lafayette Journal & Courier.

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