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Grading college football's new coaching hires across the country

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Chris Low breaks down Josh Heupel being hired as the next head football coach for Tennessee. (1:31)

The 2020-21 college football coaching carousel isn't as robust or as glitzy as previous versions, but it has stamina.

Kansas' hire of Buffalo's Lance Leipold on the last day of April means the carousel will spin into May. The Power 5 vacancies are likely set with Leipold's move to KU, a sensible and potentially seismic hire by new athletic director Travis Goff.

The total number of moves is up to 16, as Buffalo is the only vacancy. The ACC is the only power conference without a coaching change in the cycle.

There are fewer grades to pass out than last year, and not as many big names landing new gigs. But several of these hires could be significant, especially for programs that bottomed out in recent years.

Here's my list of grades, which will continue to be updated into May.