Overtime Heroics College Football Coaches Hot Seat Report
11 weeks into the season and already have had 8 coaches relieved of their duties.
Here are some rumored candidates for each open position this coming week.
Scott Frost/Nebraska- Replaced by Mickey Joseph (WR Coach)
Rumored names~ Gary Patterson/Former TCU HC, Ken Niumatalolo/Navy HC, Matt Rhule/Ex-Panthers Coach, Bill O’Brien/Alabama OC
Herm Edwards/Arizona State- Replaced by Shaun Aguano (RB Coach)
Rumored Names~ Kenny Dillingham/Oregon OC, Jeff Monken/Army OC, Shaun Aguano/Current HC
Geoff Collins/Georgia Tech- Replaced by Brent Key (AHC/OL/RGC Coach)
Rumored Names~ Brent Key/Current HC, Deion Sanders/Jackson State HC, Dan Mullen/Former Florida HC
Karl Dorrell/Colorado- Replaced by Mike Sanford (Offensive Coordinator)
Rumored Names~ Gary Patterson/Former TCU HC, Tom Herman/Former Texas HC, Ryan Walters/Northwestern DC
Paul Chryst/Wisconsin- Replaced by Jim Leonhard (AHC/Defensive Coordinator)
Rumored Names~ Jim Leonhard/Current HC, Dave Aranda/Baylor HC, Sean Lewis/Kent State HC
Will Healy/Charlotte-Replaced by Pete Rossomando (OL Coach)~Michigan Asst. Biff Poggi Named New Head Coach
Bryan Harsin/Auburn-Replaced by Carnell “Cadillac” Williams (RB Coach)
Rumored Names~ Lane Kiffin/Ole Miss HC, Deion Sanders/Jackson St HC, Hugh Freeze/Liberty HC
Jeff Scott/South Florida- Replaced by Daniel Da Prato (ST Coach)
Rumored Names~ Barry Odom/Arkansas DC, Dan Mullen/Former Florida HC
Coaches On The Hot Seat
Jimbo Fisher/Texas A&M
Jimbo and staff got a win against an inferior opponent in UMASS last weekend by the final of 20-3. While a win is great, the final score was concerning. This was a game where it should have been a blowout. UMASS has one win this season under new coach and former Michigan assistant Don Brown. As we have discussed at length for week after week, we will have to see how deep the pockets of the boosters are at the end of the season. Can they swallow the $85 million dollar pill that would go with firing Jimbo and his staff? The number one recruiting class this season and 4 wins to show for it with one final game left can’t be what they expected this season in College Station.
The Cardinal lose by the final of 27-20 to California, in a game that may have saved Justin Wilcox’s job and put the nail in the coffin of David Shaw’s. California was coming in with a 6 game losing streak and Stanford will not be bowl eligible this season. They do have a finale against an underwhelming BYU squad this weekend. Shaw is now 6-17 in his past 23 games as head coach. It might be time for a new voice in Palo Alto next season.
A great win for Indiana last weekend against Michigan State. Yes, Michigan State has had a terrible season this year, from a total view of the program and the impending legal issues with Michigan State but this is a momentum win going into the biggest game on Indiana’s calendar. Allen’s record is now 6-17 in the past two seasons so if he wants any chance at all of keeping his job, they have to win against their archrival Purdue this weekend.
A fantastic win for the Naval Academy this weekend against a ranked UCF team. Just when you thought all was lost with this team, they get their biggest win of their season. They have a bye week this weekend with a closing game against Army in the annual Army-Navy game. Finishing with momentum is always something that an athletic director loves to see. Win the game against Army and make his decision difficult
Neal Brown/West Virginia
Mountaineers take another loss this week against #15 Kansas State. This time by a final of 48-31. Eight of their eleven games the defense has allowed over 30 points. West Virginia will not be bowl eligible and with a new AD hire expected by seasons end, the writing appears to be on the wall for Neal Browns tenure in West Virginia.
In one of the most boring games I have ever watched, Northwestern loses to Purdue this week 17-9 as the win kept Purdue’s Big Ten West chances alive. By not being able to play spoiler and finish on a strong note, the AD has quite a decision on his hands. Fitzgerald is beloved in Evanston and has been there for well over a decade and signed a ten-year extension in 2017. But the regression of his team must be considered. Since Northwestern is a private university they are not required to give out financial considerations in regards to what his buyout would be.
Jeff Hafley/Boston College
Just when you thought Hafley might finish the season strong after beating NC State last week, the Eagles lay an absolute egg against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish losing 44-0. The game was over by halftime and was a complete destruction by Notre Dame. Hafley got outcoached and manhandled in every statistic. They finish the season against a fumbling Syracuse squad, who has lost 5 straight. I don’t see Hafley surviving into next season after the drubbing against Notre Dame.
Seats That Are Warming Up Or Staying Warm
Mel Tucker/Michigan State, Willie Taggart/FAU, Butch Jones/Arkansas State, Billy Napier/Florida, Dino Babers/Syracuse
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