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Charlie Weis is just 3-16 at Kansas.
After a flurry of activity in late September/early October, the college football coach carousel has been quiet in the last few weeks. But is a period of calm signaling a busy offseason? It’s not out of the question.
Texas’ Mack Brown ranked No. 1 in the hot seat rankings just a few weeks ago, but the Longhorns have rallied with four consecutive victories. Although Texas has made some improvement, the schedule is going to get tougher, including a date at Baylor in the regular season finale.
Charlie Weis didn’t inherit a roster full of talent at Kansas, but the Jayhawks haven’t made much progress in his two seasons. The Jayhawks have lost 25 Big 12 games in a row and appear unlikely to win a conference matchup in 2013.
Nebraska’s Bo Pelini rebounded from a non-conference loss against UCLA with three consecutive victories, and the pressure on the program was on the way down. But a loss at Minnesota has Pelini back under the spotlight, as the Cornhuskers are 6-2 and have yet to play the toughest portion of their schedule.
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
|1||Ron English||1-7||Eagles have eight-game losing streak.|
|2||Mike London||2-6||Schedule only getting tougher for Cavaliers.|
|3||Charlie Weis||2-5||Jayhawks have lost 25 Big 12 games in a row.|
|4||Bo Pelini||5-2||Will Pelini coach at Nebraska in 2014?|
|5||Norm Chow||0-7||Warriors have lost four in a row by 10 points or less.|
|6||Dana Holgorsen||3-5||WVU rebuilding, but missing bowl would not sit well.|
|7||Charley Molnar||1-7||Minutemen have won just two games under Molnar.|
|8||Ron Turner||1-6||Panthers headed for dismal 1-11 season.|
|9||Dan Enos||3-5||Easy upcoming schedule could help save Enos' job.|
|10||Tim Beckman||3-4||Fighting Illini have lost 17 straight Big Ten games.|
|11||Doc Holliday||4-3||Season finale against ECU will decide C-USA East.|
|12||Todd Monken||0-7||USM has lost 55-14 in back-to-back weeks.|
|13||Mack Brown||5-2||Pressure has cooled with four consecutive victories.|
|15||P.J. Fleck||1-8||Finally broke into the win column.|
|16||Matt Rhule||1-7||Freshman QB P.J. Walker continues to impress.|
|17||Garrick McGee||2-5||Blazers just 5-14 in two years under McGee.|
|19||Doug Martin||1-7||Barely avoided bad loss against Abilene Christian.|
|20||June Jones||3-4||Can the Mustangs rally for a bowl?|
|22||Randy Edsall||5-3||Bye week should help Terps' regroup.|
|23||Carl Pelini||2-6||Forced to resign this week.|
|24||Bill Blankenship||2-5||Golden Hurricane in danger of missing bowl.|
|25||Kevin Wilson||3-4||Can the Hoosiers find answers on defense?|
|26||Dave Christensen||4-4||Loss to SJSU hampers Wyoming's bowl hopes.|
|27||Bobby Hauck||5-3||Win over Nevada was program's first since 2004.|
|31||Terry Bowden||2-7||Zips improving, but still a ways off.|
|34||Bobby Petrino||4-4||4-4 record a disappointment for WKU.|
|35||Kyle Flood||4-3||Scarlet Knights struggling with turnovers.|
|39||Jeff Quinn||6-2||Favorable schedule, but Bulls have won six in a row.|
|40||Tony Levine||6-1||Quite a turnaround for Levine and Houston in 2013.|
|53||Jim McElwain||4-4||McElwain has Rams moving in the right direction.|
|57||Bret Bielema||3-5||Bielema vs. Malzahn should be interesting this week.|
|58||Willie Taggart||2-5||Taggart searching for answers on offense.|
|59||Mark Stoops||1-6||UK playing hard for Stoops.|
|61||Dennis Franchoine||5-3||Bobcats one win away from bowl eligibility.|
|65||Dan McCarney||5-3||Quietly doing a good job in third season.|
|82||Curtis Johnson||6-2||Johnson in mix for national coach of the year.|
|85||Todd Berry||4-4||QB Kolton Browning back in the lineup.|
|90||Mark Helfrich||8-0||Strong showing in second half for Helfrich.|
|106||David Cutcliffe||6-2||Should make bowl for second consecutive season.|
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