Big 12 coaching carousel stable for now by ESPN

Oddly enough, the Big 12 seem pretty stable on the head coaching front, at least among their current members so far. ESPN’s Pete Thamel went on the hunt for hot seats in the FBS 10 conferences and he only named West Virginia as a situation to watch in the Big 12.

While another 5-7 season could lead to Steve Sarkisian’s name being thrown into this conversation (Texas certainly has the money to buy it back), the Longhorns probably don’t want another regime change so close to the SEC move. Recruiting Sarkissian would also justify keeping him there for at least another year.

Either way, Texas is not a situation to watch, according to Thamel. The Mountaineers are alone on that front in the Big 12. The seat isn’t hot for Neal Brown in Morgantown.

With all the turnover, the only place in the Big 12 where there’s a whisper of turmoil is WVU, as Neal Brown has been an unspectacular 17-18 with two losing seasons in three years. But the $16.7 million buyout ends the conversation, as it’s an untenable amount for WVU. The lack of certainty about future television revenues makes this reflection even more difficult. – Pete Thamel, ESPN

Although West Virginia isn’t on my list of Big 12 contenders for this year, they might finally have the quarterback to make some noise. JT Daniels transferred from Georgia in the spring and was officially named starting on Monday.

Beyond the Big 12, a coach the Sooners will see very soon is on this list: from Nebraska Scott Frost.

The Huskers blew multiple double-digit leads against (checks notes) Northwestern. Not Michigan. Not Ohio State. Not even Maryland. North West. And Frost contributed to that, calling for an onside kick in the third quarter with the Cornhuskers up 11.

Scott Frost has more losses on different continents than conference wins since last year. If the Sooners blast the Huskers in Lincoln or maybe win at all, it’s only going to get worse for Frost.

While coaching carousels are fun to follow, it’s refreshing not to see the Sooners or fierce rivals on this list. It’s easier to focus on the important things. Like soccer.

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