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The Definitive Football Coaches Hot Seat Report

Five weeks into the season and already have had as many coaches relieved of their duties

Firings This Week

Coaches Fired

Scott Frost/Nebraska- Replaced by Mickey Joseph (WR Coach)
Herm Edwards/Arizona State- Replaced by Shaun Aguano (RB Coach)
Geoff Collins/Georgia Tech- Replaced by Brent Key (AHC/OL/RGC Coach)
Karl Dorrell/Colorado- Replaced by Mike Sanford (Offensive Coordinator)
Paul Chryst/Wisconsin- Replaced by Jim Leonhard (AHC/Defensive Coordinator)

Coaches On The Hot Seat

Bryan Harsin/Auburn

Auburn gets blown out 42-10 in Athens. While a loss was expected against a top 3 team in college football a blowout was not. I think many truly believe, that if they didn’t have an AD opening right now Harsin would not be coaching right now. I wish I could give you more analysis but the tape is there for all to see. Changes are needed and needed now.

David Shaw/Stanford

The Cardinal blows a 4th quarter lead to Oregon State losing the game 28-27. Stanford has now lost 10 consecutive FBS games by an average of 20.4 points per game. Which tells us they are no longer competitive. While they were competitive this week, they couldn’t close out the game. Even worse, the stadium was only about 65 percent full. Shaw is losing the fanbase, his job will most likely follow.

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Pat Fitzgerald/Northwestern

Another loss this weekend to Wisconsin by the final of 42-7 in the new Jim Leonhard era at Wisconsin. Its not that they lost, its how they lost. Completely dominated and now 1-5 on the season. Fitzgerald sign did a new extension after 2021 season so he may survive this season but with no winnable games left on the schedule, his seat is getting hotter by the week.

Ken Niumatalolo/Navy

Last week we mentioned that Navy needed to go 2-1 in the next three games to get some type of substance to this season. Navy managed to not only win but win big! By a final score of 53-21 over Tulsa. The biggest offensive explosion we have seen from Navy in quite some time. SMU and Houston on the schedule the next two weeks. Go 1-1 and he might work his name off this list.

Scott Satterfield/Louisville

Cardinals get a much-needed win this week over Virginia 34-17. Much better play this week in all three phases. Satterfield’s seat cools this week but with 4 of the final 6 games at home they have a unique opportunity to get bowl eligible and maybe keep his job. Only problem is the final 6 games are all against teams with winning records. Hard to survive 3 straight losing seasons at a high caliber program such as Louisville.

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Seats That Are Warming Up Or Staying Warm

Jimbo Fisher/Texas A&M, Jeff Scott/South Florida, Jeff Hafley/Boston College, Neal Brown/West Virginia, Tom Allen/Indiana, Mel Tucker/Michigan State

NFL Coaches Hot Seat Report

Firings This Week

Matt Rhule/Carolina Panthers

On Monday morning Panthers owner David Tepper fired HC Matt Rhule in his 3rd year of a 7-year contract. Rhule will be paid $40 Million dollars to not coach the team going forward. Panthers were dominated by San Francisco 37-15 on Sunday to seal his fate. Rhule finished with an 11-27 record during his tenure. The college coach moving to NFL trend continues to show less and less promise with another failed experiment. Rhule never found a QB that could stick going through 5 starting QBs in his almost 3-year tenure. DC Steve Wilks will take over on an interim basis and he does have some head coaching experience with a one-year stint in Arizona where the team finished 3-13. Early Candidates include: Sean Payton/TV, DeMeco Ryans/SF DC, Johnathon Gannon/Philadelphia DC

Next Up…..

Frank Reich/Indianapolis Colts

Reich survives another week with an awful offensive showing on Thursday night against Denver by a final of 12-9. A win is a win, but this was ugly. Don’t think any Colts fan feels any better about their team after Thursday night. Defense looked great but everything else looked putrid. While the team is 2-2-1 on the season and by no means out of it there next two games: home against Jacksonville and on the road in Tennessee. Needless to say, these are a must win for him to salvage this season.

Ron Rivera/Washington Commanders

Washington loses a close one to Tennessee on Sunday by a final of 21-17. Wentz didn’t have a terrible game, but they couldn’t get in the endzone on the final drive inside the 5-yard line. Rivera had some very questionable time management decisions as well. Even the boost from the return of Brian Robinson couldn’t will them to victory. Brings the start of their season to 1-4 now and in danger of completely unraveling.

Josh McDaniels/Las Vegas Raiders

Raiders blow a 20-7 lead on Monday Night Football against a division rival in Kansas City. Raiders move to 1-4 to start the season. Since starting his HC tenure in Denver at 6-0, McDaniels has gone 6-21 since as a Head Coach. The play calling and end game decisions were very questionable this week. They could not stop Travis Kelce and now Davante Adams is shoving cameramen. Some coaches are better as assistants and McDaniels might the be Exhibit A for this argument.

Seats That Are Staying Warm

Pete Carroll/Seattle Seahawks, Kliff Kingsbury/Arizona Cardinals, Dan Campbell/Detroit Lions

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