College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 11 Edition

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The pressure is building on Florida's Will Muschamp.

College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 11 Edition

Another week, another college football coach fired. Ron English was dismissed a day before Eastern Michigan was set to take on Western Michigan last week. Eastern Michigan is one of the toughest jobs in the nation, but English’s teams showed little progress, and language used in an audio recording during a meeting was the final straw in his tenure in Ypsilanti.

With English’s dismissal, Virginia’s Mike London moves to the top of the hot seat watch. London has lost eight games for the third time in his tenure. The Cavaliers are likely headed for a 2-10, as they will be underdogs against Miami and Virginia Tech. London and his assistants have a significant buyout, so the former ACC Coach of the Year is likely to return for 2014.

Nebraska’s Bo Pelini and Texas’ Mack Brown have ranked near the top of the hot seat watch all year, but both teams have moved down after recent victories. The Cornhuskers won at Michigan in Week 11, which keeps Pelini’s team alive in the Legends Division. The Longhorns survived a trip to West Virginia with an overtime win, but running back Johnathan Gray and defensive tackle Chris Whaley were lost for the year. The schedule is about to get tougher for Texas, so Brown will have his work cut out for him in the final few weeks of 2013.

Each week, we will take a look at the hot seat/pressure on a program for all 125 coaches. Some new coaches will rank high due to poor performances but aren't in any danger of losing their job.

And another important note when reading our coach on the hot seat rankings: Outside of the top 10-15 coaches, it’s all about the pressure on a program. While some coaches – like Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen and Indiana's Kevin Wilson – aren’t in any danger of being fired. However, both coaches need to continue to show the program is headed in the right direction.

Ranking All 125 CFB Coaches on Hot Seat/Pressure on Program to Win in 2013

RkCoachTeam2013 RecordAnalysis
1Mike London2-8UVA has lost 8 games in 4 out of last 5 years.
2Charlie Weis2-7Freshman QB Montell Cozart has potential.
3Norm Chow0-9Warriors look to avoid first winless season since '98.
4Ron Turner1-8FIU has not scored in three games this year.
5Charley Molnar1-8 
6Tim Beckman3-6Illini has lost 19 straight Big Ten games.
7Will Muschamp4-5Gators headed for first losing season since 1979.
8Dave Christensen4-5Wyoming just 8-13 since playing in bowl in 2011.
9Dana Holgorsen4-6Mountaineers showing signs of improvement.
10Garrick McGee2-7UAB's last winning record was in 2004.
11Bobby Hauck5-5Rebels still need a win to get bowl eligible. 
12Randy Edsall5-4Terrapins have lost 4 out of last 5 games.
13Dan Enos3-6 
14Bo Pelini7-2Still alive in the Legends Division title mix.
15Todd Monken0-9 
16Bill Blankenship2-7Headed for worst finish since 1-11 mark in 2002.
17Kevin Wilson4-5Hoosiers' bowl hopes require big upset.
18Rich Ellerson3-7
19June Jones3-6
20Dan Mullen4-5
21P.J. Fleck1-9
22Sean Kugler1-8
23Doug Martin1-9Aggies gave Boston College all it could handle.
24Skip Holtz4-5Bulldogs have won three out of last four. 
25Paul Petrino1-9
26Paul Haynes2-8
27Jim Grobe4-6Demon Deacons simply overmatched against FSU.
28Troy Calhoun2-8AFA has not won fewer than 4 games since 1980.
29Mack Brown7-2Injuries starting to pile up in Austin. 
30Doc Holliday6-3
31Brian Polian3-7Wolf Pack will miss bowl for the first time since 2004.
32Darrell Hazell1-8
33Sonny Dykes1-9
34Bret Bielema3-7
35Bob Davie3-6
36Joey Jones3-5
37Tony Levine7-2Cougars much-improved in Levine's second year.
38Matt Rhule1-8
39Kirk Ferentz6-4Good rebound season for Ferentz.
40Bobby Petrino6-4
41Rick Stockstill6-4
42Kyle Flood5-3
43Terry Bowden3-7
44Jeff Quinn7-2Bulls in driver's seat for MAC East title.
45Dave Doeren3-6
46Rocky Long5-4Aztecs won five out of last six games.
47Mike Leach4-5
48Trent Miles0-9
49Willie Taggart2-6
50Ron Caragher5-4
51David Bailiff6-3
52Brady Hoke6-3Wolverines continue to struggle up front.
53Mark Stoops2-7
54Justin Fuente2-6
55Kyle Whittingham4-5Utes need to win at Wazzu to have a shot at bowl.
56Bryan Harsin5-4
57Scott Shafer5-4Orange has allowed just 3 points in last two games.
58Paul Rhoads1-8
59Jim McElwain5-5
60Paul Chryst5-4
61Frank Solich6-3
62Larry Blakeney5-5
63Mike MacIntyre3-6
64Larry Fedora4-5Tar Heels have won three in a row.
65Matt Wells6-4
66Paul Johnson6-3
67Steve Sarkisian6-3
68Mark Richt6-3
69Frank Beamer7-3Hokies back in the Coastal Division title mix.
70Butch Jones4-6
71Curtis Johnson6-4Green Wave has lost two in a row. 
72Dennis Franchoine6-3
73Ken Niumatalolo5-4
74Tommy Tuberville7-2
75George O'Leary7-1
76Ruffin McNeill7-2
77Dave Clawson6-3
78Bob Stoops7-2Does OU have an offensive identity?
79Dabo Swinney8-1
80Brian Kelly7-3
81Todd Berry5-5
82Mark Helfrich8-1Ducks still alive for a BCS bowl.
83Rich Rodriguez6-3
84Larry Coker5-5Roadrunners quietly impressive.
85Matt Campbell6-3
86Rod Carey9-0
87Jerry Kill8-2
88Al Golden7-2
89Todd Graham7-2
90Jim Mora7-2
91Dan McCarney7-3McCarney should be in National COY discussion.
92Mike Riley6-3
93Bronco Mendenhall6-3
94Steve Addazio5-4
95Bill O'Brien5-4
96Les Miles7-3
97Gary Pinkel9-1
98James Franklin5-4
99Mark Dantonio8-1
100Hugh Freeze6-3
101Tim DeRuyter9-0
102Pat Fitzgerald4-5
103Gary Patterson4-6
104Gary Andersen7-2
105Gus Malzahn9-1
106David Cutcliffe7-2
107Mike Gundy8-1
108Pete Lembo9-1
109Mark Hudspeth7-2
110Jimbo Fisher9-0
111Kevin Sumlin8-2
112Kliff Kingsbury7-3
113Charlie Strong8-1
114Bill Snyder5-4
115Steve Spurrier7-2
116Chris Petersen6-3
117David Shaw8-1
118Art Briles8-0
119Urban Meyer9-0
120Nick Saban9-0
NREd Orgeron4-1
NRT.J. Weist0-4
NRMike Bath0-4
NRBrian Wright1-0
NRStan Parrish1-0Parrish went 2-30-1 as K-State's coach from 1986-89.

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