There's about to be a lot of action and movement nationwide on the coaching front. Missouri just canned Barry Odom after going 6-6 (and 25-25 over 4 seasons). An average record for an average team. They're obviously trying to take a step up, but I'm not sure who they'll be able to get that will make much of a difference. This is a historically mediocre team with a mediocre recruiting ground. Big 10 teams poach some of the top Missouri talent, and they compete with the Big 10 teams for the Illinois and surrounding states' talent towards the North and East, the SEC teams towards the South and East, and with the Big 12 teams towards the West. The bright spot is that the SEC East is a place where a good coach could make some waves; you've got the big 2 -- UF and UGa, and a bunch of mediocrity to compete with. See Arkansas below for Norvell possibility. USC -- With a strong 2nd half of the season, Helton finishes at 8-4. USC is no longer a dumpster fire, but the Trojans are clearly not up to their historic par. Now they're debating his fate in Tinseltown. Should he stay or should he go? Arkansas -- They're not going to stick with this interim coach, Barry Lunney, Jr. The question is: what really good coach would want to be at Fayetteville? If they're smart (a big "if" in the hogs case), they'll court the Pirate. Memphis coach Mike Norvell is another possibility, although apparently Norvell was rejected by the Hogs before and he is reported to hold a grudge... If Arkansas doesn't take Norvell, perhaps Missouri would? Then again, why would Norvell leave Memphis where he can compete year in and year out for a conference championship and where he is the toast of the town (a Gary Patterson-type situation). UCLA -- Chip Kelley has to step it up next year after going 4-8. His team really isn't all that bad. A few bounces of the ball and they'd be break even. Arizona -- Kevin Sumlin is on the hot seat. And Arizona gets pretty darn hot (at least the weather does). He's grace period ends after next year. Miami -- Manny __iaz is off to a forgettable start after losing to Duke and finishing 6-6 for the first year of the Manny era. He deserves 3-4 years to put it together.