Toasty Buns: 3 college football coaches failing immediately at new jobs

Brian Kelly, LSU Tigers. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Brian Kelly, LSU Tigers. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Tony Elliott, Virginia Cavaliers
Tony Elliott, Virginia Cavaliers. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images) /

The first year on the job for these three college football head coaches is not going well at all.

While we all wish for the best with every new hire, not every college football head coach is having success right away in his new place of employment.

Again, these things take time. You have to be at the right place at the right time and be very lucky to have immediate success. Even if the goal is to be Gus Malzahn at Auburn, Lincoln Riley at Oklahoma or Ryan Day at Ohio State, most new head coaches will need a minute or two to get things turned around. Keep in mind why many of these jobs became available in the first place.

Here are three head coaches who are failing immediately in their new place of employment.

College football: 3 new head coaches who are starting to feel the heat already

Tony Elliott. 3. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Head Coach. Virginia Cavaliers. 888

Tony Elliott seems to have fumbled the snap from Bronco Mendenhall at Virginia

Even though Bronco Mendenhall abruptly resigned after last season, it is not like he left the cupboard completely bare for his predecessor Tony Elliott coming over from Clemson. The Virginia Cavaliers had all sorts of explosive weapons on offense, but the Hoos are now 2-4 at the midway point of Elliott’s first season in Charlottesville. They just lost at home to a reeling Louisville team…

Although Virginia has had its moments of college football glory, it was not great on the gridiron until Mendenhall shockingly left BYU to take over the Hoos. In time, Elliott might be able to keep Virginia afloat. For now, the Cavaliers seem to be destined to reside in the bottom-half of the worst division in the ACC. How sure are we Virginia wins four of its final six games to get to 6-6?

While Virginia is not an easy job, Elliott seems to have squandered what was a pretty solid roster.