With 11 weeks of the college football season complete, we have a better idea of which coaches are on the hot seat. Several of the coaches will be fired at the end of the season, or even before. That's simply the reality of college football. Heck, Steve Sarkisian has already been canned by USC, Al Golden was let go by Miami, and Randy Edsall was shown the door at Maryland - plus Steve Spurrier has resigned at South Carolina. Here are the next five college football coaches most likely to be fired this season:
5) Gus Malzahn, Auburn Tigers
This is the second straight year of undeniable underachievement for Auburn under Malzahn, raising questions as to just how safe his job really is. The offense has been spotty, and the complete failure of the defense to maintain momentum under new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp is perplexing. How does a team this talented go from legit national title contender to middle-level SEC team in such drastic fashion? It may not be all Malzahn's fault, but he's the one that has to be held most accountable.
4) Charlie Strong, Texas Longhorns
Charlie Strong didn't inherit a great situation as the Longhorns don't have a lot of upperclassmen producing on the field, but that doesn't mean Texas should be this bad. The offense, even with the switch to Jerrod Heard at quarterback, has been one of the worst in the country, and the defense - Strong's specialty - has been frustratingly inconsistent all year long. One could point to the team's wins over Oklahoma and Kansas State as progress, but blowout losses to Iowa State and West Virginia underscores just how far backwards this program has gone under Strong's watch.
3) Kyle Flood, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
We don't know what it takes for this man to get fired. He completely violated NCAA rules regarding academics and then tried to hide it in the worst possible way. Oh, his team has also been plagued by arrests. Flood is almost guaranteed to be fired after this season, especially after their blowout loss to Nebraska.
2) Mark Richt, Georgia Bulldogs
Year after year, Georgia is expected to win or at least compete for the SEC East. The East hasn't been a great division in recent years, and Georgia has had plenty of talent. Two years ago, Georgia was ranked No. 5 in the preseason and finished the year unranked. This year, the Bulldogs started the year No. 9 and are again unranked. The Bulldogs might very well win out and finish with eight or nine wins, but that's still a disappointment for the team. With all the talent Georgia has, nine wins is a mark many coaches could reach. Richt was supposed to at least deliver an SEC East title this season, but he failed to do so once again.
1) Mike London, Virginia Cavaliers
If it seems like London has been on the hot seat the past three seasons, it's because he has. He's lost at least seven games in four of his five season at the helm of Virginia. At 3-7, the Cavaliers will miss out on a bowl game, which is that was widely believed to determine whether he keeps his job or not. Expect him to be out at the end of the year.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed
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