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More than a month after the college football season ended, the coaching carousel is still spinning thanks to the abrupt departure of Georgia State coach Shawn Elliott, who is expected to take a job on South Carolina's staff overseeing the team's tight ends. 

The coaching cycle has gone on for longer than usual this year. The latest domino effect began with Boston College, which hired Ohio State offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien after Jeff Haftley left to become the defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers. Then, UCLA coach Chip Kelly left to take O'Brien's old post with the Buckeyes. It was a highly unusual -- and unprecedented -- move for Kelly to voluntarily leave a power-conference coaching position to serve as an assistant on another college staff. UCLA acted quickly, however, by hiring program great DeShaun Foster as Kelly's successor. 

All of this has merely added to a wild ride for coaching changes this offseaosn. Jim Harbaugh left Michigan to become the coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. One of the most coveted jobs in the game was quickly filled, however, with the promotion of offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore.

Before that, Nick Saban's retirement from Alabama created a ripple effect from the power conferences on down. The iconic coach orchestrated a 17-year run that, by all accounts, represented a dynasty with six national championships and nine SEC titles. He is, without much hesitation, the greatest college football coach ever, and his departure had a profound impact on the coaching landscape.

Washington's Kalen DeBoer was hired to replace Saban, and though not a natural geographical fit, DeBoer is the type of proven winner and leader the Crimson Tide still desire. Arizona's Jedd Fisch was then named Washington's new coach with Brent Brennan subsequently taking over the Wildcats program from San Jose State. Former longtime Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo was then hired by the Spartans. 

Here's a look at the coaching carousel and grades for every filled vacancy. 

College football coaching carousel

Notable retentions, extensions