After reading that ridiculous garbage from Texags in today's (11/16) Roundup about A&M luring Mack away, I started to think about possible coaching changes across the country.
RichRod at Michigan - probably safe for another year, but will feel some heat and need to get the ship corrected.
Sherman - same as RichRod....safe for another year, but better crank it up.
Zook at Illinois - most likely gone, but who could they get? Illinois isn't a high profile gig. They probably go after some up-and-comer like Gill currently at Buffalo.
Weis - the top brass at ND has the arrogance to think if they simply call up a candidate, that guy will come running, regardless of when ND makes the call. In other words, if they get rid of Weis, they better get going: Kelly at Cincy will most likely want to coach their bowl game and that goes for Urban Meyer and Stoops too (assuming they have any interest at all). I'm just saying any high profile coach will probably want to guide their team through the bowl game. So if ND waits until the bowl season is going or over, they may not get their man. Not to mention the very few potential openings could create a high demand for someone like Kelly.
Colorado - you have to think Hawkins is gone if they can figure out the financial fiasco of paying him off and luring someone else in. And because of the financial problems they most likely go after someone like Gill or Kevin Sumlin at Houston - someone they can "afford." I could see them going after Kelly, but I think he's going to request more than they can afford, knowing Kelly will be in demand.
I can't think of any other potential openings. I think the Pac-10 coaches are probably secure; Big 10 is probably set aside from Zook; Big 12 is fine aside from CU; same goes for SEC unless Spurrier decides to hang it up. What does everyone think??