Outlook: Fran will be gone by season's end. Hot name of late is West Virginia's Rich Rodriguez. Tommy Tuberville and Jeff Tedford may also be getting calls.
Rumor Mill:Rich Rodriguez, Tommy Tuberville, Jeff Tedford, Steve Spurrier, Mike Sherman. Last week: Idle. This week: vs. Texas.
Outlook: Callahan is clearly gone at the end of the season. No one knows what new AD Tom Osborne is thinking, but Navy coach Paul Johnson continues to impress.
Rumor Mill:Turner Gill, Bo Pelini, Jim Grobe, Paul Johnson. Last week: Idle. This week: at Colorado.
Outlook: The names of possible replacements being bandied about are long, varied and perhaps over-reaching for an Arkansas program that hasn't carried the same clout since it joined the SEC. Rumor Mill:Butch Davis, Tommy Tuberville, Jimmy Johnson. Last week: Beat Mississippi State 45-31. This week: at LSU.
Outlook: Likely gone.
Rumor Mill:It's still a definite possibility that Robinson gets another year. If he was fired, the names that would probably come up are Skip Holtz, Paul Johnson, Turner Gill (if he doesn't go to Nebraska) and maybe Illinois O.C. Mike Locksley. The most interesting name would be UConn coach Randy Edsall. He is a Syracuse alum. He might even be their first choice, but it's questionable he would make the jump within the conference, especially since UConn's recent money/facilities commitment to football has been arguably superior to Syracuse's.
Last week: Lost to UConn 30-7. This week: vs. Cincinnati.
Bill Doba, Washington State. Record: 4-7, 2-6 Pac-10.
Outlook: The AD has publically said he is going to wait until the end of the season to make any decision on Doba's future. The buyout required to make such a move is hefty by WSU standards, so unless the Cougars lose both remaining games to Oregon State and Washington, it is not likely to happen. Last week: Lost to Oregon State 52-17. This week: at Washington.
Outlook: "I will be very interested to see how we finish the season," UCLA AD Dan Guerrero told the Los Angeles Times. "And you can use that." The Bruins are 0-2 since the AD's statement.
Rumor Mill: Rick Neuheisel. Last week: Idle. This week: vs. Oregon.
Outlook: The success of state rival Sylvester Croom can't help matters. Beat MSU and Orgeron may secure another year. Rumor Mill:Art Briles. Last week: Lost to LSU 41-24. This week: at Mississippi State.
Outlook: Even a win over Notre Dame or North Carolina may not be enough to save his job.
Last week: Lost to Notre Dame 28-7. This week: at North Carolina.
Jeff Bower, Southern Miss. Record: 6-5, 5-3 Conference USA.
Outlook: Bower is on shaky ground after losing to Memphis. AD Richard Giannini told the Clarion Ledger "When the season is over, Jeff and I will sit down and evaluate where the program is at."
Last week: Won at UTEP 56-30. This week: vs. Arkansas State.
Possible replacements: Mike Singletary is the front-runner. Houston coach Art Briles, Chris Petersen, Terry Bowden and Larry Fedora also possible.
Last week: Lost to Oklahoma State 45-14. This week: Completed regular season.