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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SEC Spring Coach Hot Seat Rankings

14. Nick Saban, Alabama

Ooooooh, he has gone two years in a row without a national championship. His program is still the gold standard for consistent greatness, the talent level is still obnoxiously amazing, and there doesn’t appear to be any slowing down.
Record With Team: 152-23
2019 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 14
2018 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 14
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13. Ed Orgeron, LSU

It’s the SEC, so the margin for error between being the dominant national champion to a 9-3 also-ran is razor-thin. No matter what happens this season in what should be a rebuilding year, Orgeron can do no wrong.
Record With Team: 40-9
2019 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 5
2018 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 2
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12. Kirby Smart, Georgia

There’s a wee bit of pressure to finally get over the hump and win the College Football Playoff. The talent is in place and his Bulldogs have the lousy distinction of being fifth in a four-team CFP race two seasons in a row. Now he needs to get back to the tournament.
Record With Team: 43-12
2019 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 13
2018 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 13
Full Schedule Analysis

11. Mark Stoops, Kentucky

UK fans are just happy he’s not the Florida State head coach. Oh there’s pressure at Kentucky to win football games, but it’s not quite the same as it is in other places. After working miracles the last two seasons, he’s fine for a while.
Record With Team: 44-44
2019 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 10
2018 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 6
Full Schedule Analysis

10. Dan Mullen, Florida

After two strong years, it’s time to take that next step up. No, there’s no way he’ll be fired or close to it if there’s no SEC championship, but beating Georgia and just getting there would be huge. It’s Florida. It’s supposed to be a player in the national title hunt.
Record With Team: 21-5
2019 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 7
2018 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 5
Full Schedule Analysis

9. Lane Kiffin, Ole Miss

Ole Miss is still rising out of the wreckage of past problems. Kiffin will get a year to get everything settled, but it’ll be Year Two when he’ll be expected to do big things. He can only work with the guys he’s got.
Record With Team: 0-0
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8. Sam Pittman, Arkansas

After the years of horrendous football at Arkansas, anything would be positive. He’ll get at least a two year grace period to start ramping this thing up, however, he was one of the more – to be kind – interesting hires this offseason. There’s a massive prove-it factor with him.
Record With Team: 0-0
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7. Eli Drinkwitz, Missouri

Missouri fired a good guy head coach who was Missouri football through and through. Barry Odom had a few good years, and last season he had to deal extremely questionable NCAA sanctions that all but killed the season. Whatever … fired. Drinkwitz needs to be better than 6-6.
Record With Team: 0-0
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6. Mike Leach, Mississippi State

It’s not like Mississippi State fired a bad coach. Joe Moorhead only got two years to work, and he got the team to two bowl games and never had the benefit of a full recruiting cycle. Leach was able to land Stanford transfer KJ Costello, and now he has more talent overall to work with than ever in his career.
Record With Team: 0-0
2019 Pac-12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: (10 at Washington State)
2018 Pac-12 Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 8
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5. Gus Malzahn, Auburn

He’s always one SEC loss away from being near the top of every hot seat list, and yet he keeps on surviving. 71 wins in seven years, a national title appearance, another SEC West title, and a few wins over Alabama to ruin the rival’s fun – ol’ Gus is doing alright. However, he only has one ten-win season in the last six.
Record With Team: 62-31
2019 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 1
2018 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 7
Full Schedule Analysis

4. Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee

Oh sure, everything looked great with a six-game winning streak to close things out, but the best win was over … Kentucky? Remember, this is the same coach whose team lost to Georgia State and BYU to start the season and dropped the games against Alabama, Florida and Georgia by a combined score of 112-30.
Record With Team: 12-12
2019 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 8
2018 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 12
Full Schedule Analysis

3. Derek Mason, Vanderbilt

It’s so hard and so unfair to try winning consistently at Vanderbilt. Mason has yet to have a winning season in six years, and he’s 10-38 in SEC play. It won’t necessarily be his fault if the Commodores struggle again, but another clunker like 2019 and it’ll be “go in another direction” time.
Record With Team: 27-47
2019 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 9
2018 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 4
Full Schedule Analysis

2. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M

Yeah, you know that 2019 season that LSU had – that’s supposed to be Texas A&M under Jimbo. No, of course he won’t be fired with another underwhelming season – the contract plays a bit of a role – and yes, last year’s schedule was totally unfair. Whatever. He’s the national championship head coach who’s supposed to take the Aggies to an elite level, and it’s been a struggle.
Record With Team: 17-9
2019 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 12
2018 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 1
Full Schedule Analysis

1. Will Muschamp, South Carolina

The schedule might have been absolutely brutal, but Muschamp’s team beat Georgia on the road. Losing to Alabama, Florida, Clemson, and even Texas A&M was fine, but Appalachian State – as great as it was bad, and getting blown out by Missouri and Tennessee was worse.

Four years, a 26-25 record, and the fan base having to deal with its Clemson neighbors all puts the hot seat pressure at another level in a conference where the hot seat pressure is always unbearable.
Record With Team: 26-25
2019 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 2
2018 SEC Spring Hot Seat Ranking: 8
Full Schedule Analysis

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