Hot Seat Coach Rankings: All 130 Head Coaches, Where Do They Stand?

Hot Seat Coach Rankings: All 130 Head Coaches, Where Do They Stand?

Hot Seat Coach Rankings

Hot Seat Coach Rankings: All 130 Head Coaches, Where Do They Stand?


From the most secure to the most in trouble, how do all 130 current college football coaches rank on the hot seat?


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Of course, almost all head coaches are one miserable season away from things going the other way – just ask Bobby Petrino.

But for the immediate moment, these are the coaches who have no need to worry, fan base is in love, let’s add another several million dollars on another contract extension to make sure he stays around until 2049.

Buyout? That’s for the other schools – these guys are lifers, of course, and it’s all going to work out.

It’s a mix of legends and fixtures with new guys who are just getting started at their respective programs.

From the pressure, to possibly being in danger of losing a job, in terms of ranking the hot seat status of these coaches – from icy cold to flaming – it’s a loose call of who the most secure guys are – however you want to define that – for now through the 2019 season.

Try it this way. 1) Who can start next season 2-4 and not be on some silly coaching hot seat list … like this one? 2) Which ones are going to get the most time to rebuild, if they’re new? 3) If you’re on the All Good, No Hot Seat section, for now, you’re all good, and there’s no hot seat.

130. Nick Saban, Alabama

129. Dabo Swinney, Clemson

128. Kirby Smart, Georgia

127. Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma

126. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern

125. Urban Meyer, Ohio State

124. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M

123. Mark Dantonio, Michigan State

122. Scott Frost, Nebraska

121. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan

120. David Shaw, Stanford

119. Chip Kelly, UCLA

118. Mike Leach, Washington State

117. Chris Peterson, Washington

116. Jeff Brohm, Purdue

115. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa

114. Kyle Whittingham, Utah

113. Matt Campbell, Iowa State

112. Dan Mullen, Florida

111. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State

110. Jeff Tedford, Fresno State

109. Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State

108. David Cutcliffe, Duke

107. Paul Chryst, Wisconsin

106. Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia

105. Josh Heupel, UCF

104. Butch Davis, FIU

103. Joe Moorhead, Mississippi State

102. Bryan Harsin, Boise State

101. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame

100. Bill Clark, UAB

99. Jeff Monken, Army

98. Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee

97. Les Miles, Kansas

96. Neal Brown, Troy

95. Gary Patterson, TCU

94. Rocky Long, San Diego State

93. Frank Solich, Ohio

92. Dave Doeren, NC State

91. Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic

90. Steve Addazio, Boston College

89. Seth Littrell, North Texas

88. Tom Herman, Texas

87. Ken Niumatalolo, Navy

86. Luke Fickell, Cincinnati

85. Kevin Sumlin, Arizona

84. Lance Leipold, Buffalo

83. James Franklin, Penn State

82. Craig Bohl, Wyoming

81. Dino Babers, Syracuse

80. Herm Edwards, Arizona State

79. Billy Napier, Louisiana

78. Turner Gill, Liberty

77. Rod Carey, Northern Illinois

76. Mark Stoops, Kentucky

75. Blake Anderson, Arkansas State

74. Jason Candle, Toledo

73. Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia

72. Geoff Collins, Temple

71. Ed Orgeron, LSU

70. Charlie Strong, USF

69. Jonathan Smith, Oregon State

68. Sonny Dykes, SMU

67. Matt Wells, Utah State

66. Mike Norvell, Memphis

65. Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina

64. Skip Holtz, Louisiana Tech

63. Justin Wilcox, Cal

62. Steve Campbell, South Alabama

61. Dana Dimel, UTEP

60. Sean Lewis, Kent State

59. Mario Cristobal, Oregon

58. Matt Rhule, Baylor

57. Mike Bloomgren, Rice

56. Chad Lunsford, Georgia Southern

55. Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee

54. Pat Narduzzi, Pitt

53. Jay Norvell, Nevada

52. Major Applewhite, Houston

51. Willie Taggart, Florida State

50. Bill Snyder, Kansas State

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