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Top 25 NFL Players on the Hot Seat in 2013

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2015 Spring Practice Edition

Which coaches enter 2015 on the hot seat?
College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2015 Spring Practice Edition

Coaching changes are a big part of any college football offseason. The 2015 carousel was relatively quiet with just 15 changes. However, from 2009-13, there were at least 21 coaching moves each year. While it’s too early in the season to know how many changes could be coming at the end of 2015, it’s never too soon to take a look at which coaches are on the hot seat.

 

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15 NFL Wide Receivers and Tight Ends on the Hot Seat in 2014

New England needs a healthy Rob Gronkowski to jumpstart its passing game
15 NFL Wide Receivers and Tight Ends on the Hot Seat in 2014

Twenty-four players went over 1,000 yards receiving in the NFL last season, even though just five caught 100 or more passes. And this group doesn’t include the likes of Julio Jones, Roddy White, Percy Harvin or Rob Gronkowski, who each missed a significant amount of time because of injuries.

 

10 NFL Running Backs on the Hot Seat in 2014

Expectations are high for Denver’s Montee Ball in his second season
10 NFL Running Backs on the Hot Seat in 2014

For the second straight year, no running back was taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. And in free agency, no ball-carrier signed for more than $10.5 million with a team. No matter how you look at it, the league’s attitude towards running backs has changed, which puts even more of a premium on production.

 

10 NFL Quarterbacks on the Hot Seat in 2014

The Jets need Geno Smith to take a big step forward in his second season
10 NFL Quarterbacks on the Hot Seat in 2014

Of the 256 players selected in the most recent NFL Draft, 16 of them were quarterbacks. Cleveland, Jacksonville and Minnesota all took quarterbacks in the first round in hopes of landing a franchise signal-caller. Whether any of these rookies start a game (or more) this fall remains to be seen, but at least they don’t have to worry about job security just yet. The same can’t be said for a number of veterans around the league.

NFL Coaches on the Hot Seat in 2014

The pressure is on Jason Garrett to get Dallas into the playoffs this season
NFL Coaches on the Hot Seat in 2014

Fourteen NFL teams have hired a new head coach in the last two offseasons and one of those franchises (Cleveland) doubled their pleasure during this span. With nearly half of the league employing first- or second-year head coaches, “tenure” isn’t exactly a word that’s used to describe this fraternity.

 

College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings for 2014

Will Muschamp takes the top spot for 2014.
College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings for 2014

Hot seat talk among any college football fanbase never seems to end. Of course, it’s the offseason, so everyone is discussing preseason expectations and predictions. And with expectations of records and bowl games comes the pressure on head coaches.

College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2014 Spring Practice Edition

Mike London enters 2014 squarely on the hot seat.
College Football's Coaches on the Hot Seat: 2014 Spring Practice Edition

The start of spring practice for all 128 college football teams is a chance to start fresh and forget the bad results that came along with 2013.

For a handful of coaches, spring practice is also the first opportunity to turn around a program and save their job for 2015.

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2014

Penn State gets high marks for hiring James Franklin.
Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2014

After a whopping 31 changes last year, college football’s head coach carousel was relatively quiet this offseason.

The 2013-14 cycle featured just 20 teams making a switch at head coach. But the offseason wasn’t short on drama, as two of college football’s premier jobs opened (USC and Texas), while there was movement in early January at Penn State, UAB and Vanderbilt.

Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2013

Kliff Kingsbury is one of the top new hires from 2013.
Grading College Football's First-Year Coaching Hires for 2013

With college football’s 2013 season completed, it’s time to take a look back at the season that was amd review the performance of all 125 teams before 2014 kicks off.

 

College football’s coach carousel was quite active last offseason, featuring 31 changes among BCS programs. The changes in 2014 are not expected to reach that number, so we may not see another year with 31 teams changing coaches for a while.

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