With seven 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 and Randy Edsall was shown the door at Maryland - plus Steve Spurrier has resigned at South Carolina. Here are the next six college football coaches most likely to be fired this season:
6) Brett Bielema, Arkansas
This was supposed to be the year that Arkansas broke through and became a true SEC West contender, but that has been far from the case this season. A loss to Toledo highlights their 2-4 start, and they still haven't hit the heart of their schedule that features road trips at Ole Miss and LSU and home games against Auburn and Mississippi State. It is quite possible that UT-Martin is the only win left on Arkansas' schedule, and if that's the case, Bielema will find himself on a very, very, very hot seat.
5) Charlie Strong, Texas
A win over Oklahoma did a lot to quiet the rumors around Strong's status as the Longhorns' head coach, but a 2-4 start is not okay at Texas, no matter how bad of shape the program was in when Strong took it over. The offense has been awful, the defense has issues, and the special teams have been plagued by miscues - all of which reflect poor coaching. It is only his second season in Austin, but he needs to get this program turned around in a hurry to keep the shouts for his job from getting louder - after all, he has the worst winning percentage in school history.
4) Kyle Flood, Rutgers
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 might be fired at the end of the season and he certainly deserves to be.
3) Darrell Hazell, Purdue
Purdue doesn't get much national attention, but there might not be a hotter seat in the nation than Hazell's. He's won only five games at Purdue and he's in the middle of his third season. The Boilermakers' lone win this year came over Indiana State, and they've lost to Marshall and Bowling Green. Barring a near-miraculous turnaround against a Big Ten schedule that has no clear wins, Hazell should be out of a job.
2) Mike London, Virginia
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 2-4, he's trending toward another season with no bowl game, which is something that is widely believed to determine whether he keeps his job or not. Unless London's squad picks up their play in ACC competition, London will be out.
1) Al Golden, Miami
A hefty buyout in his contract likely saved Golden's from being canned last year, but that won't be the case this season if the Hurricanes continue their mediocre play. If Miami can't find a way to match the nine wins Golden posted two seasons ago (they're 4-2 with No. 6 Clemson on deck), he might lose his job. Seven wins aren't enough for Miami, something Randy Shannon and Larry Coker can attest to.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed
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