Toasty Buns: What college football head coaches could follow Bryan Harsin?

Neal Brown, West Virginia Mountaineers. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)
Neal Brown, West Virginia Mountaineers. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images) /
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Tom Allen, Indiana Hoosiers
Tom Allen, Indiana Hoosiers. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Bryan Harsin being out at Auburn brings it to six Power Five jobs available in college football.

Not all college football jobs are created equally, but every program has a certain standard to meet.

After seeing five Power Five jobs open up before the halfway point, it was quiet, too quiet, on the ole hot seat front. Then, John Cohen left Mississippi State for Auburn and fired Bryan Harsin immediately. However, we should expect more than just Arizona State, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Wisconsin and now Auburn to be naming new full-time head coaches this offseason.

Here are five names to keep an eye as we head into the last month of the 2022 regular season.

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Indiana Hoosiers. (3-5). Tom Allen. 813. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 5. player

Not to say Indiana will do it, but Tom Allen’s Hoosiers have lost five in a row now

Look. Somebody had to be No. 5 this week. Scott Satterfield’s Louisville Cardinals have won three in a row. And although the Northwestern Wildcats have succumbed to the Nebraska flu, they are not firing Pat Fitzgerald. While Indiana can still achieve bowl eligibility, the Hoosiers have lost five games in a row under Tom Allen. Only Northwestern has been worse more recently in the Big Ten.

Indiana is still very much a basketball school, but the Hoosiers would have made the expanded College Football Playoff had that been a thing in 2020. Clearly, that season with Michael Penix Jr. at quarterback was the anomaly. While expectations are not very high in Bloomington, there is a chance the Hoosiers do not win a game for the rest of the season. 3-9 could cost Allen his post.

Indiana has to play Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan State in division, plus host rival Purdue.