With fall camp slated to start in one week, coaches will try to get their team ready to match their fans expectations. Here are five coaches that I feel have the hottest seats in college football.
After coming off an 11-2 season in 2012, the Florida Gators finished an injury filled 2013 going 4-8. The 2013 season was the worst season the folks in Gainesville have had since 1979. It was also the first time the Gators didn’t make it to a bowl since 1990.
Coming into the 2014 season, Muschamp is undoubtedly the number one hot seat coach in college football. Muschamp’s fate will be in the hands of new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper to turn around one of the worst offenses in the country.
After a disappointing 2012 season to go along with a 4-8 2013 season, the folks in Morgantown are not too happy with Holgorsen. The Mountaineers looked terrible on defense and the offense, which is Holgorsen’s calling card looked out of sync as well.
Looking at their schedule, the Mountaineers play Alabama and Oklahoma in the first five weeks in the season. If Holgorsen goes anything less than 2-2 in that span, he might not make it through the season.
It seems like every season Mike London appears to be on the brink of being fired but he somehow survives. Cavaliers fans have been very patient with London after a very good first season. The last two seasons have been abysmal and now it’s put up or shut up time for London.
Opening the season with UCLA will be the beginning of a four game stretch against three teams that made to a bowl game. Mark my words, if Richmond defeats Virginia on September 6, London will be fired the next day.
Mike London isn’t the only coach in the ACC Coastal that’s on the hot seat. The Yellow Jackets have only won seven games in both 2012 and 2013 which has fans questioning head coach Paul Johnson. The talent at Georgia Tech has continued to decline and the triple option attack doesn’t scare opponents anymore.
The Jackets should start off 3-0 before going into a four game stretch that will decide if they will be in the mix for the Coastal. Anything less than third place in that division will be considered a failure.
After a 1-11 season in 2012 and 3-9 in 2013, Kansas head coach Charlie Weis needs a to put out all the stops to not get fired. The two key moments in the Weis era in Kansas was snapping a 22 game losing streak and ending a 27 conference game losing steak.
Looking at the Jayhawks’ schedule, three out of the first four games are at home so they could start out 3-1. I don’t think that will happen and I think Weis will be gone after this season