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Who’s next? Even though the first month of the season just ended, college football’s coaching carousel is already in full effect.
USC pulled the plug on Lane Kiffin after Saturday’s loss to Arizona State, and UConn fired Paul Pasqualoni on Monday.
And USC and UConn could be the tip of the iceberg in terms of coaching changes, as Mack Brown is on the hot seat at Texas, which could create a domino effect when it comes to other coaches and job openings this offseason.
Outside of the BCS, Central Michigan’s Dan Enos, Miami (Ohio)’s Don Treadwell and Eastern Michigan’s Ron English are three coaches who could be out of a job by season’s end.
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 20-30 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
|1||Mack Brown||2-2||DeLoss Dodds steps down - is Brown next?|
|2||Dan Enos||1-4||CMU not competitive against BCS teams this year.|
|3||Don Treadwell||0-4||RedHawks averaging only 174.5 ypg on offense.|
|6||Norm Chow||0-4||Warriors showed signs of life against Fresno State.|
|7||Bo Pelini||3-1||Schedule very favorable until November.|
|8||Jim Grobe||2-3||Demon Deacons struggling mightily on offense.|
|9||Bobby Hauck||3-2||UNLV snapped 23-game road losing streak.|
|11||Skip Holtz||1-4||Bulldogs struggling in Holtz's first year.|
|14||Jeff Quinn||2-2||Added job security with win over UConn.|
|16||Matt Rhule||0-4||Will Temple win a game?|
|18||Dana Holgorsen||3-2||Big win for WVU on Saturday.|
|19||Tim Beckman||3-1||Fighting Illini already surpassed last year's win total.|
|20||P.J. Fleck||0-5||Still searching for first win.|
|22||Tony Levine||4-0||Cougars making progress in Levine's second year.|
|23||Kirk Ferentz||4-1||Hawkeyes have won four in a row.|
|24||Gary Pinkel||4-0||Good start - but SEC play begins on Saturday.|
|25||June Jones||1-3||Schedule will get easier.|
|33||Joey Jones||2-2||USA gave Tennessee a battle.|
|39||Frank Beamer||4-1||Don't count out Hokies in Coastal Division.|
|43||Bill Blankenship||1-3||Is Tulsa trending in the wrong direction?|
|44||Jim McElwain||2-3||Already halfway to 2012 win total.|
|46||Ron Caragher||1-3||Lost 3 games by 19 points or more.|
|50||Rod Carey||4-0||NIU 2-0 against Big Ten teams this year.|
|52||Curtis Johnson||3-2||Green Wave on the right track.|
|55||Willie Taggart||0-4||Taggart inherited a mess.|
|57||Larry Fedora||1-3||UNC off to disappointing start.|
|60||Ruffin McNeill||3-1||Huge win against UNC in Week 5.|
|62||Troy Calhoun||1-4||AFA down to third QB.|
|63||Doug Martin||0-5||NMSU not an easy job.|
|65||Mike Riley||4-1||OSU has rebounded since loss to EWU.|
|68||Dennis Franchoine||3-1||Texas State quietly 3-1.|
|77||Paul Petrino||1-4||Got first win on Saturday.|
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