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College Football Coaching Rumors: Ron Zook Out At Illinois, UCLA And Texas A&M Expected To Change Coaches

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Now that many college teams have finished their regular are are close to doing so, the clamps are starting to come down on head coaches across the country. Here is what we know so far-

Starting locally, Matt Conner has written that today will be judgment day for Turner Gill, as the second year coach is feeling pressure from above after going just 5-18 so far with the Jayhawks.

Looking at the landscape of college football alphabetically, here are the other firings over the weekend that have taken place-

Akron fired Rob Ianello who was just 2-22 in two seasons with the Zips. You can read more about the firing on

Ron Zook is out at Illinois, courtesy of a tweet from Football Rumor Mill. Zook, 57, was 34-50 with the Illini in seven seasons. He did lead the squad to the Rose Bowl after the 2007 season.

Memphis has let Larry Porter go after two seasons with the Tigers. The former LSU assistant was just 3-21 in two seasons as the head coach. ESPN reported the story here.

UAB has fired Neil Callaway, according to College Fantasy Football Insider. The former Georgia offensive coordinator was just 15-37 with the Blazers in four seasons. They never finished above fourth place in the East Division of Conference USA.

As expected, UCLA is expected to make a coaching change after the Pac-12 Championship on Friday evening, as The Orange County Register reports Rick Neuheisel will be firing following the game. Neuheisel, a former UCLA quarterback had been head coach at Colorado and Washington before finding his way to the Bruins. In four seasons with UCLA he is just 20-27. Meanwhile reports that Bearcats head coach Butch Jones is being courted to take over in Westwood.

Washington State has fired head coach Paul Wulff according to the Seattle Times. Wulff took over the Cougars in 2008 after serving as head coach as Eastern Washington. Wulff was 9-40 in four years with the Cougars, but did improve the team to 4-8 this season, after winning no more than two games in any of his first three seasons. The Times also says that the school is expected to go after Mike Leach.

Meanwhile Mike Sherman is still the head coach at Texas A&M, but according to the Aggie Sports, Sherman is feeling the squeeze as the Aggies are just 25-25 in four seasons under Sherman.