College football coaching carousel: Tracker, grades, analysis on all coach changes, 2021-22 hires

Dan Lanning (Georgia DC)Mario CristobalThis is Lanning’s first head coaching gig, and he’s going to be doing it on the other end of the country with a national power. With that said, he’s a relentless recruiter who will further increase the talent gap between the Ducks and the rest of the Pac-12 North. If he can handle the responsibility of a head coach, he’ll be great. That is an unknown though. Grade: B

Mike Elko (Texas A&M DC)David CutcliffeElko has never been a head coach at this level, but his defensive acumen can’t be denied. With that said, the challenges he will face at Duke are much different than what he has had to deal with in other, higher-profile gigs. Grade: C+

Tony Elliott (Clemson OC)Bronco MendenhallElliott has been one of the hot names…..

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