College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 8 Edition

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Virginia's Mike London moves up the hot seat rankings.

College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 8 Edition

The coaching carousel was quiet once again in Week 8. USC, Miami (Ohio) and Connecticut are the only three openings, but more jobs will open over the next few weeks. And the carousel will only get more active if jobs like Texas open, especially as coaches at other BCS programs look to move to Austin.

Virginia’s Mike London has been on a quick rise through the hot seat ranks over the last few weeks. The Cavaliers went 4-8 last season and are off to a sluggish 2-5 start – with one win over VMI – in 2013. London received a vote of confidence from athletic director Craig Littlepage last week, but can the fourth-year coach return if Virginia finishes 2-10?

Another coach on the rise is Florida’s Will Muschamp. Take out last season’s 11-2 record, and the Gators are just 11-9 under Muschamp’s watch. The offense has been hit hard by injuries, but Florida recruits at too high of a level for this unit to struggle as much as it has through the first seven games. If this offense continues to struggle, will Muschamp be forced to make staff changes?

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 Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz – 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
1Ron English1-6EMU's struggling defense gets NIU next week.
2Mike London2-5Cavs likely headed for 2-10 finish.
3Charlie Weis2-4Jayhawks passed for just 16 yards against Oklahoma.
4Mack Brown4-2QB David Ash still out for Longhorns.
5Norm Chow0-6Hawaii is 1-11 in conference play under Chow.
6Ron Turner1-5La. Tech is winnable game for FIU this week.
7Dana Holgorsen3-4WVU in danger of missing out on bowl.
8Charley Molnar1-6Minutemen have scored only 55 points in 2013.
9Dan Enos3-5Chippewas have favorable November schedule.
10P.J. Fleck0-8WMU an underdog to UMass this week.
11Bo Pelini5-1QB Taylor Martinez should return this Saturday.
12Bobby Hauck4-3Rebels still have chance to make a bowl.
13Tim Beckman3-3Fighting Illini 0-10 in Big Ten play under Beckman.
14Doc Holliday4-2 
15Skip Holtz2-5Has scored 20 or more points just twice this year.
16Todd Monken0-6USM riding 18-game losing streak.
17Matt Rhule1-6Freshman QB P.J. Walker is a promising player.
18Sean Kugler1-5UTEP's only win in 2013 was New Mexico State.
19June Jones2-4Can the Mustangs rally for a bowl?
20Rich Ellerson3-5Very little margin for error to make bowl this season.
21Doug Martin0-7 
22Carl Pelini2-5 
23Dan Mullen3-3Bulldogs still have to play three ranked opponents.
24Randy Edsall5-2Terrapins decimated by injuries on offense.
25Jim Grobe4-3Wake quietly improving after slow start.
26Kevin Wilson3-4Hoosiers struggling mightily on defense.
27Troy Calhoun1-6 
28Kirk Ferentz4-3Hawkeyes gave Ohio State all it could handle.
29Jeff Quinn5-2Bulls riding five-game winning streak.
30Garrick McGee2-4 
31Rick Stockstill3-4 
32Joey Jones3-3 
33Bill Blankenship2-4Can Tulsa rally to make a bowl?
34Rocky Long3-3 
35Tony Levine5-1 
36Terry Bowden2-6Zips two wins in 2013 equals the total from 2011-12.
37Dave Christensen4-3Lost Border War rivalry to Colorado State by 30 points.
38Larry Fedora1-5UNC not out of bowl picture just yet.
39Bob Davie2-5 
40Paul Haynes2-6 
41Paul Petrino1-6 
42Will Muschamp4-3Gators' offense a disaster.
43Ron Caragher3-3 
44Kyle Flood4-2 
45Brian Polian3-4Boilermakers could finish 1-11 this year.
46Darrell Hazell1-6 
47Scott Shafer3-4Awful performance for Syracuse against Georgia Tech.
48Bobby Petrino4-3 
49Sonny Dykes1-6Injuries adding up for Bears.
50Mike Leach4-4 
51Jim McElwain3-4 
52Tommy Tuberville5-2 
53Ruffin McNeill5-2 
54Paul Johnson4-3 
55Paul Chryst4-2 
56Dennis Franchoine4-3 
57Bryan Harsin3-3 
58Trent Miles0-7GSU showing improvement in last two games.
59Matt Wells4-4 
60Larry Blakeney4-3 
61David Bailiff5-2 
62George O'Leary5-1Knights projected to play in BCS bowl.
63Dan McCarney4-3 
64Brady Hoke6-1
65Frank Solich5-2
66Jerry Kill5-2 
67Willie Taggart2-4
68Mark Stoops1-5 
69Dave Doeren3-3
70Steve Sarkisian4-3
71Mark Richt4-3
72Bret Bielema3-5
73Justin Fuente1-5
74Dave Clawson5-2
75Curtis Johnson5-2
76Ken Niumatalolo3-3
77Bob Stoops6-1
78Mark Dantonio6-1
79Kyle Whittingham4-3
80Dabo Swinney6-1 
81Butch Jones4-3 
82Matt Campbell4-3 
83Mark Helfrich7-0Ducks in good shape to play for national title.
84Larry Coker2-5 
85Rod Carey7-0 
86Todd Berry3-4 
87Paul Rhoads1-5 
88Bronco Mendenhall5-2 
89Al Golden6-0 
90Brian Kelly4-2 
91Gary Pinkel7-0 
92Rich Rodriguez4-2 
93Jimbo Fisher6-0FSU is really back this time.
94Gus Malzahn6-1Malzahn could be national coach of the year.
95Steve Addazio3-3 
96Todd Graham5-2
97Jim Mora5-1
98Mike MacIntyre3-3
99Frank Beamer6-1
100Les Miles6-2
101Mike Riley6-1
102James Franklin4-3
103Hugh Freeze4-3
104David Cutcliffe5-2
105Tim DeRuyter6-0
106Gary Andersen5-2
107Mike Gundy5-1
108Pete Lembo7-1
109Mark Hudspeth4-2
110Bill O'Brien4-2
111Kevin Sumlin5-2
112Gary Patterson3-4 
113Bill Snyder2-4 
114Pat Fitzgerald4-3 
115Charlie Strong6-1Louisville needs a lot of help to win conference title.
116Steve Spurrier5-2 
117Chris Petersen5-2Broncos lost QB Joe Southwick in win over Nevada.
118David Shaw5-1Stanford back on track after win over UCLA.
119Kliff Kingsbury7-0 
120Art Briles6-0Baylor clearly the favorite in the Big 12.
121Urban Meyer7-0 
122Nick Saban7-0 
NREd Orgeron1-1 
NRT.J. Weist0-2 
NRMike Bath0-2RedHawks 0-2 under Bath.

 

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