College football coaching carousel tracker: Grades, analysis on coach changes, 2023-24 firings and hirings

Sherrone Moore (Michigan offensive coordinator)Jim HarbaughMoore was always the favorite the succeed Jim Harbaugh if he left for the NFL, and Michigan wasted little time with the promotion. Moore guided the Wolverines through a difficult three-game stretch during Harbaugh’s second suspension at the end of the regular season and “passed” the test by winning all three — including the heated rivalry with Ohio State. What the 37-year-old lacks in head coaching experience, he makes up for with continuity and locker room respect. Now, can he keep it going at one of college football’s blue bloods? Grade: B

Ken Niumatalolo (UCLA tight ends coach)Brent BrennanNiumatalolo was a star at Navy for the better part of his 16-year career, but things went south during his final three seasons. He reportedly won’t run the pure triple option with the Spartans, which is a sign that he has evolved into the new era of the sport. However, we don’t know how effective he actually can be running a new scheme. Grade: C+

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