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College Football's Coach on the Hot Seat Rankings: Post-Week 4 Edition

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Texas’ coach Mack Brown is still on the hot seat, but the Longhorns snapped a two-game losing streak with a 31-21 victory over Kansas State on Saturday. The win over the Wildcats won’t do much to quiet the cries for change in Austin. However, Texas still has a chance to win the Big 12 title and should be 2-0 in conference play before the huge Oct. 12 showdown against Oklahoma.

Connecticut nearly upset Michigan, but Paul Pasqualoni climbs back to the No. 1 spot in the hot seat rankings. The Huskies’ offense continues to struggle, managing only 3.6 yards per play against the Wolverines on Saturday. Connecticut’s schedule won’t get any easier this week, as a road date at Buffalo will be a challenge, and the Huskies must play Cincinnati and UCF in October.

USC’s Lane Kiffin has led his team to back-to-back wins after a loss to Washington State, but the Trojans remain a work in progress on offense. Kiffin could help cool his seat with a win at Arizona State this Saturday.

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Outside of the top 10, the biggest riser in this week’s rankings is West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen. The Mountaineers were handled by Maryland in a 37-0 loss, dropping West Virginia to 2-2 overall. The schedule will only get tougher from here, and the Mountaineers could miss out on a bowl in 2013.

An important note when reading our coach on the hot seat rankings: Outside of the top 20-30 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

Paul Pasqualoni

0-3

UConn gave Michigan all it could handle.

2

Mack Brown

2-2

Texas still has a chance to turn season around.

3

Dan Enos

1-3

CMU allowing 37.2 points a game.

4

Lane Kiffin

3-1

USC's offense still a work in progress.

5

Don Treadwell

0-3

RedHawks hung around against Cincinnati.

6

Ron English

1-3

EMU one of the toughest jobs in the nation.

7

Ron Turner

0-4

Performance against Louisville was embarrassing

8

Bobby Hauck

2-2

Back-to-back wins for UNLV first time since '08.

9

Norm Chow

0-3

Hawaii could be headed for a winless year.

10

Bo Pelini

3-1

Huskers should be 6-1 going into November.

11

Doc Holliday

2-2

Nearly upset Va. Tech in Blacksburg.

12

Jeff Quinn

1-2

 

13

Jim Grobe

2-2

Win over Army snapped two-game losing streak.

14

Charley Molnar

0-4

Minutemen played Vanderbilt tough.

15

Dana Holgorsen

2-2

Mountaineers could miss out on bowl this year.

16

Skip Holtz

1-3

La. Tech fumbled away win on Saturday.

17

Rich Ellerson

1-3

 

18

Tim Beckman

2-1

 

19

Charlie Weis

2-1

Win on Saturday was first vs. FBS since Sept. 10, 2011

20

Carl Pelini

1-3

 

21

Tony Levine

3-0

Changes on staff paying off for Levine.

22

Kirk Ferentz

3-1

Iowa's offense has run the most plays in Big Ten.

23

Dan Mullen

2-2

Dak Prescott has impressed as starter.

24

Gary Pinkel

3-0

Pinkel tied for 2nd most wins in school history.

25

Joey Jones

2-1

 

26

Mike London

2-1

 

27

Rick Stockstill

3-1

 

28

P.J. Fleck

0-4

Rough first year for Fleck.

29

June Jones

1-2

Four-year bowl streak could be in jeopardy.

30

Kevin Wilson

2-2

 

31

Matt Rhule

0-3

 

32

Randy Edsall

4-0

Terrapins 4-0 for the first time since 2001.

33

Rocky Long

0-3

Aztecs lost heartbreaker against Oregon State.

34

David Bailiff

1-2

 

35

Larry Blakeney

2-2

 

36

Sean Kugler

1-2

Miners 1-2 in Kugler's debut season.

37

Frank Beamer

3-1

Offense not looking much better.

38

Dan McCarney

2-2

UNT on the right track.

39

Dave Christensen

3-1

QB Brett Smith leading MWC in total offense.

40

George O'Leary

3-0

 

41

Garrick McGee

1-2

 

42

Scott Shafer

2-2

Syracuse has won two in a row.

43

Bobby Petrino

2-2

 

44

Tommy Tuberville

3-1

 

45

Jim McElwain

1-3

Rams gave Alabama a good battle.

46

Kyle Flood

3-1

 

47

Bob Davie

1-2

 

48

Steve Sarkisian

3-0

 

49

Kyle Whittingham

3-1

Utah has won four in a row over BYU.

50

Curtis Johnson

2-2

 

51

Rod Carey

3-0

NIU avoided loss to FCS team in Week 4.

52

Paul Chryst

2-1

 

53

Terry Bowden

1-3

 

54

Todd Monken

0-3

 

55

Bill Blankenship

1-2

Can Tulsa still win C-USA?

56

Willie Taggart

0-3

USF needs to find some offense.

57

Ruffin McNeill

2-1

 

58

Brian Polian

2-2

Nevada won with 3rd string QB in Week 4.

59

Ron Caragher

1-2

 

60

Paul Haynes

1-3

 

61

Bryan Harsin

1-3

 

62

Mike Leach

3-1

 

63

Mike Riley

3-1

 

64

Dave Clawson

3-1

 

65

Mark Helfrich

3-0

 

66

Dennis Franchoine

2-1

 

67

Matt Wells

2-2

 

68

Troy Calhoun

1-3

AFA's defense struggling.

69

Doug Martin

0-4

 

70

Mark Richt

2-1

 

71

Mark Dantonio

3-1

 

72

Bronco Mendenhall

1-2

 

73

Brady Hoke

4-0

 

74

Paul Petrino

0-4

 

75

Butch Jones

2-2

 

76

Trent Miles

0-4

Georgia State a difficult job.

77

Darrell Hazell

1-3

 

78

Frank Solich

3-1

 

79

Dabo Swinney

3-0

 

80

Jimbo Fisher

3-0

 

81

Bob Stoops

3-0

 

82

Jerry Kill

4-0

 

83

Al Golden

3-0

 

84

Mark Stoops

1-2

 

85

Ken Niumatalolo

2-0

 

86

Matt Campbell

2-2

 

87

Bret Bielema

3-1

 

88

Larry Fedora

1-2

 

89

Paul Johnson

3-0

GT off to 2-0 start in ACC play.

90

Gus Malzahn

3-1

 

91

Justin Fuente

1-2

 

92

Dave Doeren

2-1

 

93

Steve Addazio

2-1

 

94

Sonny Dykes

1-2

 

95

Rich Rodriguez

3-0

 

96

Todd Graham

2-1

 

97

Jim Mora

3-0

 

98

Will Muschamp

3-1

 

99

Brian Kelly

2-1

 

100

Tim DeRuyter

3-0

DeRuyter will be in mix for big jobs this December.

101

Mike MacIntyre

2-0

 

102

Paul Rhoads

0-2

 

103

Todd Berry

2-2

 

104

David Cutcliffe

2-2

 

105

Larry Coker

2-2

UTSA quietly off to good start.

106

Les Miles

4-0

 

107

Pete Lembo

3-1

 

108

Gary Andersen

3-1

 

109

James Franklin

2-2

Sluggish performance against UMass.

110

Hugh Freeze

3-0

 

111

Mark Hudspeth

2-2

Ragin' Cajuns have won two in a row.

112

Kevin Sumlin

3-1

 

113

Kliff Kingsbury

4-0

 

114

Mike Gundy

3-0

OSU still the favorite in Big 12?

115

Gary Patterson

1-2

Can TCU find a spark on offense?

116

Bill Snyder

2-2

 

117

Chris Petersen

2-2

Boise not out of MWC title picture.

118

Bill O'Brien

3-1

 

119

Charlie Strong

4-0

Cardinals cruising to unbeaten season.

120

Steve Spurrier

2-1

 

121

Art Briles

3-0

 

122

David Shaw

3-0

 

123

Pat Fitzgerald

4-0

 

124

Urban Meyer

4-0

 

125

Nick Saban

3-0

 

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