Bowl games are likely the first thing that comes to mind when most people talk about the final weeks of the college football season, but there’s a different word that initially comes to mind for us at Contact College Coaches: “Movement.”
The college coaching carousel is in full swing by Dec. 16, 2022 — when our December update was completed.
High-profile changes like Deion Sanders to Colorado and Luke Fickell to Wisconsin are already in our college-football database. There are several other head coaches that have recently moved in college football, too, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Having done this for five-and-a-half years, we know that a chain reaction is in its early stages right now. High-profile head coaches get hired and fired around this time each year, causing entire staffs to turn over, assistant coaches to move around to different schools, and position coaches to move to different roles within programs due to the movement of their colleagues.
This happens every year — in all six different divisions of college football. We made thousands of changes last year to our college football coaches database, and this year will be no different. The majority of them will be reflected in our January, February and March updates.
The other way in which “movement” is a buzzword for us at this time of the year is with the massive number of football players who entered the transfer portal.
We’ve had several customers sign up in the last couple of weeks due to the transfer portal: to reach out to coaches to find a new program, to help a player who played for them in high-school find a school, and to organize a showcase for athletes in the portal.
The movement in college football is at its peak right now. It’s one of the best reasons to subscribe to our list of college football coaches’ contact information — because we track all of the coaching changes so you don’t have to.