11/29/2011 01:17 am ET

Rick Neuheisel, Dennis Erickson, Turner Gill, Ron Zook Among College Football Coaches Fired

"Black Friday" is the moniker given to the day after Thanksgiving. Marked by deep discounts at retailers and occasional cutthroat behavior by shoppers, Black Friday annually serves as both an economic bellwether and an indicator of what exactly a normally sane individual will do for HUGE DISCOUNT ON A FLAT SCREEN TV... OMG!

Based on the way the ensuing few days went, it seems like college football coaches would rather have been trapped in a stampeding crowd in a shopping mall or outside a box store in the early A.M. on Friday then beside their phone if their boss was calling on Sunday or Monday.

With the college football regular season concluded this weekend, several coaches were informed that they were being relieved of their duties. Some are out effective immediately while others will be given the chance for a swan song in a postseason game. No doubt, this group found Saturday, Sunday and Monday far darker than Friday.

Here are some of those college football coaches who very recently were shown the door:

College Football Head Coach Firings