College Football America’s 2014 Coaching Carousel: Charley Molnar out at UMass

Charley Molnar

Former UMass head coach Charley Molnar.

Well, at least Charley Molnar wasn’t fired on Christmas Day. Although, to be fair, the day after Christmas isn’t much better.

After two straight 1-11 seasons Molnar was relieved of his head-coaching duties by athletic director John McCutcheon. The Minutemen become the 15th FBS team to make a coaching change this offseason.

Molnar came to UMass after the 2011 season after spending time as Brian Kelly’s offensive coordinator at Notre Dame. Molnar knew it was going to be a hard job at UMass, as the Minutemen were making the transition from FCS to FBS. Plus, the Minutemen played their home games at the home of the New England Patriots in Foxborough, which is 90 miles from campus. That isn’t conducive to getting the student body to games or to creating excitement on campus.

The search for Molnar’s replacement will begin immediately. But the job will be just as tough as it looks.

UMass joins Georgia Southern and Texas as the only three open head-coaching jobs in FBS at the moment.


Arkansas State Bryan Harsin Bruce Anderson
Army Rich Ellerson Jeff Monken
Boise State Chris Petersen Bryan Harsin
Bowling Green Dave Clawson Dino Babers
Connecticut Paul Pasqualoni Bob Diaco
Eastern Michigan Ron English Chris Creighton
Florida Atlantic Carl Pelini Charlie Partridge
Georgia Southern Jeff Monken TBA
Massachusetts Charley Molnar TBA
Miami (OH) Don Treadwell Chuck Martin
Texas Mack Brown TBA
USC Lane Kiffin Steve Sarkisian
Wake Forest Jim Grobe Dave Clawson
Washington Steve Sarkisian Chris Petersen
Wyoming Dave Christensen Craig Bohl

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