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College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 7 Edition

Dana Holgorsen

Dana Holgorsen

College football’s coach carousel didn’t spin into motion as some may have expected in Week 7.

Texas was a heavy underdog to Oklahoma in the annual Red River Rivalry, but the Longhorns stunned the Sooners. Coach Mack Brown is still on the hot seat, and the victory against Oklahoma probably doesn’t change anything in the overall picture for Texas. However, the Longhorns aren’t finished in the Big 12 title landscape, and the win over the Sooners has Brown’s team in position to push Baylor for the top spot.

Eastern Michigan is arguably the nation’s most difficult job. However, the Eagles have backtracked since going 6-6 in 2011, winning just three games in their last 18 contests. English faces long odds to return for 2014.

Other coaches moving up the hot seat watch include Kansas’ Charlie Weis and Virginia’s Mike London.

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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

Rk

Coach

Team

2013 Record

Analysis

1

Ron English

1-5

EMU is 3-15 in last 18 games.

2

Charlie Weis

2-3

KU likely to go winless in Big 12 play.

3

Mack Brown

4-2

Win over OU doesn't change much.

4

Mike London

2-4

Has vote of confidence…

5

Norm Chow

0-6

UH lost by 10 points or less in last 3 games.

6

Ron Turner

1-5

Lost to UAB by three on Saturday.

7

Bo Pelini

5-1

Huskers in control of Legends Division?

8

Charley Molnar

1-5

Minutemen break into win column.

9

Dan Enos

3-4

Solid road victory at Ohio for the Chips.

10

Matt Rhule

0-6

Army may be only chance at a win this year.

11

P.J. Fleck

0-7

WMU outscored 80-20 in last two games.

12

Jim Grobe

3-3

 

13

Dana Holgorsen

3-3

Bye week came at good time for WVU.

14

Bobby Hauck

4-2

Hauck has Rebels moving in right direction.

15

Doc Holliday

4-2

Herd the frontrunner in C-USA East?

16

Skip Holtz

2-4

 

17

Tim Beckman

3-2

 

18

Todd Monken

0-5

No guaranteed win on schedule for USM.

19

Dan Mullen

3-3

Tough job, but fanbase getting restless.

20

Kirk Ferentz

4-2

Hawkeyes can still make run at bowl.

21

Rich Ellerson

3-4

Already surpassed win total from 2012.

22

Jeff Quinn

4-2

Bulls have won four in a row.

23

Carl Pelini

2-5

 

24

June Jones

1-4

 

25

Sean Kugler

1-5

Miners on road in five of last six games.

26

Garrick McGee

2-4

 

27

Rick Stockstill

3-4

Blue Raiders have lost three in a row.

28

Terry Bowden

1-6

Zips gave NIU all it could handle.

29

Joey Jones

2-3

 

30

Randy Edsall

5-1

Terps one win away from bowl eligibility.

31

Kevin Wilson

3-3

 

32

Bill Blankenship

2-4

 

33

Rocky Long

3-3

Aztecs back on track.

34

Tony Levine

5-0

Soft schedule, but Cougars 5-0.

35

Jim McElwain

2-4

 

36

George O'Leary

4-1

 

37

David Bailiff

4-2

 

38

Troy Calhoun

1-6

AFA off to worst start since 1993.

39

Dave Christensen

4-2

 

40

Bob Davie

2-4

 

41

Larry Fedora

1-4

Can UNC get back on track?

42

Ron Caragher

3-3

 

43

Kyle Flood

4-2

 

44

Brian Polian

3-3

 

45

Darrell Hazell

1-5

 

46

Dan McCarney

3-3

Mean Green should be in mix for winning record.

47

Larry Blakeney

4-3

 

48

Bobby Petrino

4-2

 

49

Paul Haynes

2-5

 

50

Doug Martin

0-6

 

51

Paul Petrino

1-6

 

52

Paul Johnson

3-3

Yellow Jackets have lost three in a row.

53

Tommy Tuberville

4-2

 

54

Ruffin McNeill

4-2

 

55

Scott Shafer

3-3

Syracuse coming off first ACC win.

56

Paul Chryst

3-2

 

57

Dennis Franchoine

3-3

 

58

Bryan Harsin

3-3

 

59

Mike Leach

4-3

 

60

Matt Wells

3-4

 

61

Trent Miles

0-6

 

62

Frank Solich

4-2

 

63

Butch Jones

3-3

 

64

Jerry Kill

4-2

 

65

Brady Hoke

5-1

 

66

Willie Taggart

2-4

 

67

Mark Stoops

1-5

 

68

Dave Doeren

3-3

 

69

Steve Sarkisian

4-2

 

70

Gary Pinkel

6-0

Mizzou firmly in SEC East title discussion.

71

Bret Bielema

3-4

 

72

Dave Clawson

5-2

 

73

Curtis Johnson

5-2

Green Wave one step closer to bowl.

74

Ken Niumatalolo

3-2

 

75

Bob Stoops

5-1

 

76

Mark Richt

4-2

 

77

Sonny Dykes

1-5

 

78

Mark Dantonio

5-1

 

79

Rod Carey

6-0

Huskies back in BCS bowl contention.

80

Justin Fuente

1-4

 

81

Kyle Whittingham

4-3

Win over Stanford is Utah's biggest in the Pac-12.

82

Dabo Swinney

6-0

 

83

Matt Campbell

3-3

 

84

Al Golden

5-0

 

85

Mark Helfrich

6-0

Ducks on path to play for national title.

86

Brian Kelly

3-2

 

87

Jimbo Fisher

5-0

 

88

Will Muschamp

5-2

 

89

Larry Coker

2-5

 

90

Frank Beamer

6-1

Hokies quietly riding six-game win streka.

91

Gus Malzahn

5-1

 

92

Bronco Mendenhall

4-2

 

93

Todd Berry

3-4

 

94

Rich Rodriguez

3-2

 

95

Steve Addazio

3-3

BC clearly improved under Addazio.

96

Todd Graham

4-2

 

97

Jim Mora

5-0

 

98

Mike MacIntyre

2-3

 

99

Paul Rhoads

1-4

 

100

Mike Riley

5-1

 

101

James Franklin

3-3

Will the Commodores go bowling?

102

Hugh Freeze

3-3

 

103

David Cutcliffe

4-2

 

104

Tim DeRuyter

5-0

 

105

Les Miles

6-1

 

106

Gary Andersen

4-2

 

107

Mike Gundy

4-1

 

108

Pete Lembo

6-1

 

109

Mark Hudspeth

3-2

 

110

Bill O'Brien

4-2

 

111

Kevin Sumlin

5-1

 

112

Gary Patterson

3-3

 

113

Bill Snyder

2-4

 

114

Pat Fitzgerald

4-2

 

115

David Shaw

4-1

 

116

Chris Petersen

4-2

 

117

Kliff Kingsbury

6-0

 

118

Charlie Strong

6-0

 

119

Steve Spurrier

5-1

 

120

Art Briles

5-0

Baylor should be the favorite in the Big 12.

121

Urban Meyer

6-0

 

122

Nick Saban

6-0

 

NR

Ed Orgeron

1-0

Trojans showing signs of life under Orgeron.

NR

T.J. Weist

0-1

Lost debut to USF.

NR

Mike Bath

0-1

Lost to UMass in first game.

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