Hot Seat Coach Rankings For Every Power Five Team: 20 For 2020 College Football Topics, No. 14

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Hot Seat Coach Rankings For Every Power Five Team: 20 For 2020 College Football Topics, No. 14

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Hot Seat Coach Rankings For Every Power Five Team: 20 For 2020 College Football Topics, No. 14

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Big 12 Spring Coach Hot Seat Rankings

10. Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma

How is he not the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys (or the Cleveland Browns, or Jacksonville Jaguars, or Carolina Panthers)? After his amazing first three years at the helm, he can have two bad years with no grumbling.
Record With Team: 36-6
2019 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 10
2018 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 7
Full Schedule Analysis

9. Les Miles, Kansas

He can have one more down year and still be okay. It’s going to take a few recruiting classes to start cranking this thing up, but soon the Jayhawks have to start pushing for six wins and a bowl game. There has to be a sign of hope.
Record With Team: 3-9
2019 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 9
Full Schedule Analysis

8. Dave Aranda, Baylor

There’s a bit more pressure on him than it might seem. Matt Rhule built the Bears back up and showed that it really is possible to win in Waco again. The first-time head man is long overdue for a big-gig shot, but Baylor needs to at least go bowling.
Record With Team: 0-0
Full Schedule Analysis

7. Matt Campbell, Iowa State

Steadily winning and going to bowl games at Iowa State is impressive no matter what. However, as much as the program loves him, and as much as he’s a desired coach on the circuit, a bit of a push through the 8-win ceiling would be nice.
Record With Team: 26-25
2019 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 8
2018 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 6
Full Schedule Analysis

6. Chris Klieman, Kansas State

There was a whole lot to like in his first season. It’s going to take another year to truly make the program his, but as long as the Wildcats are going bowling and winning eight games or more, for now, all is good.
Record With Team: 8-5
2019 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 4
Full Schedule Analysis

5. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State

It’s not that things have gotten a little stale, but … 15-11 after three straight ten-win seasons isn’t a plus. He’ll never get fired – the bigger concern for OSU is to finally lose him to a bigger gig – but after 15 years, it’s time for a little more.
Record With Team: 129-64
2019 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 7
2018 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 8
Full Schedule Analysis

4. Gary Patterson, TCU

Patterson might be a made man as the second-longest tenured current head coach at one school behind only Kirk Ferentz at Iowa – he’s not getting fired even with another mediocre year – but TCU has been the equivalent of a yo-yo diet lately. 12-13 over the last two seasons is a disturbing trend.
Record With Team: 172-70
2019 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 6
2018 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 9
Full Schedule Analysis

3. Neal Brown, West Virginia

He’s young and it was a rebuilding year for the Mountaineers, but he gets one of those – he needs to come up with a winning season in Year Two. There’s no concern about getting fired, but a bowl game is a must to avoid a rocky 2021.
Record With Team: 5-7
2019 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 3
Full Schedule Analysis

2. Tom Herman, Texas

Just when you think this Herman thing really isn’t quite working out like it should be, he goes off and rocks a big-time team in a big-time bowl game. He’s not going to get fired if it’s a rough season, but … it’s Texas. Win the Big 12 championship already.
Record With Team: 25-15
2019 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 2
2018 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 5
Full Schedule Analysis

1. Matt Wells, Texas Tech

He overcame a few rocky seasons at Utah State to rise up and rock, but he also started out with 19 wins in two seasons. 4-8 at Texas Tech can be forgiven in the first year, but there are a whole lot of coaches out there who can fit the Red Raider offensive mold if there’s another clunker of a campaign.
Record With Team: 4-8
2019 Big 12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 1
Full Schedule Analysis

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