College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 11 Edition

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

Rk Coach Team 2013 Record Analysis
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.
5 Charley Molnar 1-8  
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.
13 Dan Enos 3-6  
14 Bo Pelini 7-2 Still alive in the Legends Division title mix.
15 Todd Monken 0-9  
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.
18 Rich Ellerson 3-7
19 June Jones 3-6
20 Dan Mullen 4-5
21 P.J. Fleck 1-9
22 Sean Kugler 1-8
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. 
25 Paul Petrino 1-9
26 Paul Haynes 2-8
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. 
30 Doc Holliday 6-3
31 Brian Polian 3-7 Wolf Pack will miss bowl for the first time since 2004.
32 Darrell Hazell 1-8
33 Sonny Dykes 1-9
34 Bret Bielema 3-7
35 Bob Davie 3-6
36 Joey Jones 3-5
37 Tony Levine 7-2 Cougars much-improved in Levine's second year.
38 Matt Rhule 1-8
39 Kirk Ferentz 6-4 Good rebound season for Ferentz.
40 Bobby Petrino 6-4
41 Rick Stockstill 6-4
42 Kyle Flood 5-3
43 Terry Bowden 3-7
44 Jeff Quinn 7-2 Bulls in driver's seat for MAC East title.
45 Dave Doeren 3-6
46 Rocky Long 5-4 Aztecs won five out of last six games.
47 Mike Leach 4-5
48 Trent Miles 0-9
49 Willie Taggart 2-6
50 Ron Caragher 5-4
51 David Bailiff 6-3
52 Brady Hoke 6-3 Wolverines continue to struggle up front.
53 Mark Stoops 2-7
54 Justin Fuente 2-6
55 Kyle Whittingham 4-5 Utes need to win at Wazzu to have a shot at bowl.
56 Bryan Harsin 5-4
57 Scott Shafer 5-4 Orange has allowed just 3 points in last two games.
58 Paul Rhoads 1-8
59 Jim McElwain 5-5
60 Paul Chryst 5-4
61 Frank Solich 6-3
62 Larry Blakeney 5-5
63 Mike MacIntyre 3-6
64 Larry Fedora 4-5 Tar Heels have won three in a row.
65 Matt Wells 6-4
66 Paul Johnson 6-3
67 Steve Sarkisian 6-3
68 Mark Richt 6-3
69 Frank Beamer 7-3 Hokies back in the Coastal Division title mix.
70 Butch Jones 4-6
71 Curtis Johnson 6-4 Green Wave has lost two in a row. 
72 Dennis Franchoine 6-3
73 Ken Niumatalolo 5-4
74 Tommy Tuberville 7-2
75 George O'Leary 7-1
76 Ruffin McNeill 7-2
77 Dave Clawson 6-3
78 Bob Stoops 7-2 Does OU have an offensive identity?
79 Dabo Swinney 8-1
80 Brian Kelly 7-3
81 Todd Berry 5-5
82 Mark Helfrich 8-1 Ducks still alive for a BCS bowl.
83 Rich Rodriguez 6-3
84 Larry Coker 5-5 Roadrunners quietly impressive.
85 Matt Campbell 6-3
86 Rod Carey 9-0
87 Jerry Kill 8-2
88 Al Golden 7-2
89 Todd Graham 7-2
90 Jim Mora 7-2
91 Dan McCarney 7-3 McCarney should be in National COY discussion.
92 Mike Riley 6-3
93 Bronco Mendenhall 6-3
94 Steve Addazio 5-4
95 Bill O'Brien 5-4
96 Les Miles 7-3
97 Gary Pinkel 9-1
98 James Franklin 5-4
99 Mark Dantonio 8-1
100 Hugh Freeze 6-3
101 Tim DeRuyter 9-0
102 Pat Fitzgerald 4-5
103 Gary Patterson 4-6
104 Gary Andersen 7-2
105 Gus Malzahn 9-1
106 David Cutcliffe 7-2
107 Mike Gundy 8-1
108 Pete Lembo 9-1
109 Mark Hudspeth 7-2
110 Jimbo Fisher 9-0
111 Kevin Sumlin 8-2
112 Kliff Kingsbury 7-3
113 Charlie Strong 8-1
114 Bill Snyder 5-4
115 Steve Spurrier 7-2
116 Chris Petersen 6-3
117 David Shaw 8-1
118 Art Briles 8-0
119 Urban Meyer 9-0
120 Nick Saban 9-0
NR Ed Orgeron 4-1
NR T.J. Weist 0-4
NR Mike Bath 0-4
NR Brian Wright 1-0
NR Stan Parrish 1-0 Parrish went 2-30-1 as K-State's coach from 1986-89.

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