All FBS jobs are now filled: Hawai'i hires new head coach
The last Football Bowl Subdivision head coaching vacancy was filled late Monday night.
Hawai’i announced that it has hired Todd Graham as its new head coach. He takes over for Nick Rolovich, who replaced Mike Leach at Washington State.
Graham hasn’t coached in two years. He was most recently the head coach at Arizona State and has coached for 12 consecutive years with the Sun Devils, Pittsburgh, Tulsa and Rice. Graham started his coaching career in high school in Mesquite, Texas. He boasts a 95-61 overall record during his college head coaching career. This will be Graham’s fifth head coaching job in 15 years.
Graham helped develop Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator Chad Morris, as both were assistants under Graham and went on to become head coaches.
Specifically in the SEC, we’ve seen four head-coaching changes. Sam Pittman replaced Chad Morris at Arkansas; Mike Leach replaced Joe Moorhead at Mississippi State; Lane Kiffin replaced Matt Luke at Ole Miss, and Eliah Drinkwitz replaced Barry Odom at Mizzou.
It appears for now, however, that the head coaching coaching carousel is winding down. However, more dominoes could still fall for assistant coaches around the country.