Grading the college football hires

On Nov. 9, Memphis coach Tommy West became the first casualty of the 2009-10 coaching carousel. On his way out, he delivered an unusual and impassioned rant about the state of the Tigers’ program. “We’ve got to help this football program, or do away with it,” he pleaded.
Ten weeks and 21 coaching changes later, two schools (East Carolina and Louisiana Tech) still have vacancies to fill, and West’s soliloquy now seems fairly normal compared with some of the wacky events since.