19 For '19 Offseason Topics: No. 14. Hot Seat Coach Rankings For Every Power Five Conference

19 For '19 Offseason Topics: No. 14. Hot Seat Coach Rankings For Every Power Five Conference

Hot Seat Coach Rankings

19 For '19 Offseason Topics: No. 14. Hot Seat Coach Rankings For Every Power Five Conference

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Big 12 Spring Coach Hot Seat Rankings

10. Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma

Urban and Dabo might be college football’s biggest star head coaches, but there’s no one hotter, and somehow, Oklahoma still has him. If Kliff Kingsbury could land the Arizona Cardinal gig, it’s a miracle Riley isn’t the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys … yet.
Last Season Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 7

9. Les Miles, Kansas

He’s Les Miles, and Kansas has him. There’s no pressure whatsoever in his first season. Win four games, and start building the statue.
Last Season Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: First Year

8. Matt Campbell, Iowa State

In terms of security, it doesn’t get much better than Campbell’s situation. It’s Iowa State, so a 4-8 season wouldn’t be seen as any sort of a red flag considering what he did with the program over the last two years.
Last Season Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 6

7. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State

Every year there’s a big job opening somewhere, and every year Gundy is rumored to be on a short list, and every year he stays at Oklahoma State, and every year the team is fun and interesting. He’s overdue to bolt for another gig, but he’s a Cowboy.
Last Season Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 8

6. Gary Patterson, TCU

Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz is the only head coach who has been around longer at his school. With four bowl wins and three top ten finishes in the last five years, he’s safe. However, he has failed to hit eight wins in two of the last three campaigns.
Last Season Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 9

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5. Matt Rhule, Baylor

From 1-11, to 7-6, to being just this close to being the head coach of the New York Jets, he’s Baylor’s guy no matter what as long as he wants to be there.
Last Season Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 4

4. Chris Klieman, Kansas State

There’s zero hot seat pressure whatsoever in what should be a rebuilding year for the program, but it would hardly be a plus for the four-time national champion at North Dakota State to come out cold. This was a sneaky-amazing hire in the coaching carousel process.
Last Season Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 10

3. Neal Brown, West Virginia

Considering the finish of the Dana Holgorsen era was just okay, there’s no real pressure on Brown to do anything more than go bowling in his first season.
Last Season Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: First Year

2. Tom Herman, Texas

The pressure is really on now. There’s no way he gets fired no matter what the record, but Longhorn fans are expecting and hoping that the team that showed up against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl keeps doing that in 2019. He’s only up this high on the list because of the expectations, and because no one in the Big 12 is on any real hot seat.
Last Season Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 5

1. Matt Wells, Texas Tech

Coming off a strong year at Utah State – the Aggies didn’t beat anyone with a pulse – and now he’s expected to crank up the offense and get Texas Tech to a bowl game. Now he’s replacing Kliff Kingsbury – the current Arizona Cardinal head coach who wasn’t good enough for the Red Raider program.
Last Season Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: First Year

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