College Football Coaching Rumors: Oregon Favoring Fleck, Houston Not Considering Briles & 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, Oregon and Purdue are now the only Power 5 Conference schools with an opening, but the Houston job is getting plenty of attention as well. Here are all the latest coaching news and rumors you need to know:

- Oregon's two favorite candidates are Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck and Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, reports Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel.

- USF head coach Willie Taggart is also a "strong candidate" for Oregon, reports Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports.

- Western Kentucky head coach Jeff Brohm is the favorite for the Purdue job, reports ESPN's Dan Dakich.

- Houston will interview Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and former LSU head coach Les Miles for their head coaching job, reports ESPN.

- Kiffin will leave Alabama to become LSU's offensive coordinator if he doesn't get the Houston job, reports Mattie-Lou Chandler of Outkick the Coverage. Orgeron previously coached as an assistant at USC under Kiffin.

- Former Baylor head coach Art Briles is not a candidate for the Houston vacancy, reports Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde.

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