Hot Seat Coaching Rankings After Week 11
Which coaches are on the hottest seat and under the most pressure after Week 11 of the college football season?
Coach Hot Seat Rankings
And now Butch Jones is gone.
Schools are going to start looking towards the future more and more over the next few weeks as they try to figure things out as soon as possible. Some big names have to come up with some big performances over the next two weeks to keep their jobs.
Starting with one guy who isn’t going anywhere, but could really, really use something big …
10. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State
Call this the hot seat appetizer to get on the hot seat.
The loss of Deondre Francois isn’t enough of an excuse to be 3-6. There’s still a chance to go bowling after adding ULM to the schedule, but this only works with a win at Florida.
And even if FSU goes 6-6 – whatever. Here’s how bad things have been. A team that started the season with legitimate College Football Playoff hopes has yet to win a game by more than a touchdown.
Everything is fine for this year, but there can’t be a pattern.
9. Brad Lambert, Charlotte
The losses keep on mounting With a trip to Southern Miss and a date with Florida Atlantic to close, it’ll take a major miracle for the 49ers to not go 1-11 with the lone victory a one-point squeaker past UAB.
8. Scottie Montgomery, East Carolina
5-17 now under his reign, ECU has lost five of its last six games with a rough home loss to Tulane in a game it had circled as a win before the season started. Cincinnati is a desperately needed home win next week just to show that things could be on the right track, and then comes the date at Memphis. This could all change around in a hurry for Montgomery, but the defense has to show up for a stop or two.
7. Mike Jinks, Bowling Green
The win over Kent State a few weeks ago showed that the offense could work, but the 38-28 loss to Buffalo last week put the program that was a MAC superpower just a few years ago right back into the doldrums. Now the Falcons have to face a Toledo team that needs to win, and then close out at Eastern Michigan. 2-10 is an ugly record no matter what.
6. Paul Haynes, Kent State
How bad are things when it’s a positive that the team merely scores 20 points? It was the first time al season long when the Golden Flashes were able or score more than 17 points against an FBS team, and just the fourth game scoring in double-digits – outside of the 38-31 win over Howard.
5. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
Texas A&M is bowl eligible with a. great shot to at least win eight games – but that doesn’t seem to be enough for a large portion of the base who wants something different.
The back-to-back losses to Mississippi State and Auburn put the pressure on, and now after the blowout win over New Mexico, the Aggies have to close strong.
4. David Bailiff, Rice
The offense is starting to work a little bit. After struggling just to get a touchdown over most of the first part of the season, the Owls put up 28 against Louisiana Tech, 21 against UAB and 34 against Southern Miss – and lost them all.
With Old Dominion coming off a win, the road game is hardly a sure thing before closing out against North Texas. Going 1-11 will be next to impossible to overcome.
3. Mike Riley, Nebraska
The Huskers should’ve beaten Minnesota. Instead, they got destroyed 54-21 against a team that can’t get the offense going in any way. The team is still bringing the effort, but it lost four of its last five games and now has to beat Penn State and Iowa to be bowl eligible.
Let the Scott Frost vs. Mike Leach debates get rolling.
2. Bret Bielema, Arkansas
It was bad enough to be a massive underdog to LSU, but even though they got starting quarterback Austin Allen back, they met the lousy expectations in a 33-10 loss.
Now the Hogs have to beat Mississippi State and Missouri to be bowl eligible, but that might not be quite enough. The program might want to get on the coaching carousel before Tennessee, Florida, and others will be them to the punch.
1. David Beaty, Kansas
The team keeps on fighting and battling, but it just doesn’t have it.
Last year, at leas the Texas game was a bright spot. This year, a 42-27 loss makes it 1-9 with no wins against an FBS team. How ugly is this? The Jayhawks haven’t lost by fewer than ten points in any of this year’s nine defeats.