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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

COACHES WANTED: 7 job openings for 7 coaches

We're not even to November and the coaching carousel already has started to turn in college football.

Seven head coaching jobs are open, with tradition-rich programs Southern California and Miami among the five available in the Power 5 conferences. Big Ten schools Illinois and Maryland also are looking for new coaches, as is South Carolina in the SEC.

Central Florida and North Texas are the other two, and you can be sure there'll be more schools conducting searches in another month or so.

Since there are seven openings right now, let's look at seven coaches who could be among the candidates to fill these and others that come up: