The pressure is building on Florida's Will Muschamp.
Another week, another college football coach fired. Ron English was dismissed a day before Eastern Michigan was set to take on Western Michigan last week. Eastern Michigan is one of the toughest jobs in the nation, but English’s teams showed little progress, and language used in an audio recording during a meeting was the final straw in his tenure in Ypsilanti.
With English’s dismissal, Virginia’s Mike London moves to the top of the hot seat watch. London has lost eight games for the third time in his tenure. The Cavaliers are likely headed for a 2-10, as they will be underdogs against Miami and Virginia Tech. London and his assistants have a significant buyout, so the former ACC Coach of the Year is likely to return for 2014.
Nebraska’s Bo Pelini and Texas’ Mack Brown have ranked near the top of the hot seat watch all year, but both teams have moved down after recent victories. The Cornhuskers won at Michigan in Week 11, which keeps Pelini’s team alive in the Legends Division. The Longhorns survived a trip to West Virginia with an overtime win, but running back Johnathan Gray and defensive tackle Chris Whaley were lost for the year. The schedule is about to get tougher for Texas, so Brown will have his work cut out for him in the final few weeks of 2013.
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||Mike London||2-8||UVA has lost 8 games in 4 out of last 5 years.|
|2||Charlie Weis||2-7||Freshman QB Montell Cozart has potential.|
|3||Norm Chow||0-9||Warriors look to avoid first winless season since '98.|
|4||Ron Turner||1-8||FIU has not scored in three games this year.|
|6||Tim Beckman||3-6||Illini has lost 19 straight Big Ten games.|
|7||Will Muschamp||4-5||Gators headed for first losing season since 1979.|
|8||Dave Christensen||4-5||Wyoming just 8-13 since playing in bowl in 2011.|
|9||Dana Holgorsen||4-6||Mountaineers showing signs of improvement.|
|10||Garrick McGee||2-7||UAB's last winning record was in 2004.|
|11||Bobby Hauck||5-5||Rebels still need a win to get bowl eligible.|
|12||Randy Edsall||5-4||Terrapins have lost 4 out of last 5 games.|
|14||Bo Pelini||7-2||Still alive in the Legends Division title mix.|
|16||Bill Blankenship||2-7||Headed for worst finish since 1-11 mark in 2002.|
|17||Kevin Wilson||4-5||Hoosiers' bowl hopes require big upset.|
|23||Doug Martin||1-9||Aggies gave Boston College all it could handle.|
|24||Skip Holtz||4-5||Bulldogs have won three out of last four.|
|27||Jim Grobe||4-6||Demon Deacons simply overmatched against FSU.|
|28||Troy Calhoun||2-8||AFA has not won fewer than 4 games since 1980.|
|29||Mack Brown||7-2||Injuries starting to pile up in Austin.|
|31||Brian Polian||3-7||Wolf Pack will miss bowl for the first time since 2004.|
|37||Tony Levine||7-2||Cougars much-improved in Levine's second year.|
|39||Kirk Ferentz||6-4||Good rebound season for Ferentz.|
|44||Jeff Quinn||7-2||Bulls in driver's seat for MAC East title.|
|46||Rocky Long||5-4||Aztecs won five out of last six games.|
|52||Brady Hoke||6-3||Wolverines continue to struggle up front.|
|55||Kyle Whittingham||4-5||Utes need to win at Wazzu to have a shot at bowl.|
|57||Scott Shafer||5-4||Orange has allowed just 3 points in last two games.|
|64||Larry Fedora||4-5||Tar Heels have won three in a row.|
|69||Frank Beamer||7-3||Hokies back in the Coastal Division title mix.|
|71||Curtis Johnson||6-4||Green Wave has lost two in a row.|
|78||Bob Stoops||7-2||Does OU have an offensive identity?|
|82||Mark Helfrich||8-1||Ducks still alive for a BCS bowl.|
|84||Larry Coker||5-5||Roadrunners quietly impressive.|
|91||Dan McCarney||7-3||McCarney should be in National COY discussion.|
|NR||Stan Parrish||1-0||Parrish went 2-30-1 as K-State's coach from 1986-89.|
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