As we enter the third week of the college football season, here are five coaches that are on the hot seat.
Auburn is off to a rough start this season. The Tigers have lost two straight including their first loss to Mississippi State since 2007. The start has Tiger fans a little jittery about Chizik’s ability to win without a quarterback named Cam and could cost the BCS winning coach his job.
3 year trend: 2009 8-5, 2010 14-0, 2011 8-5
4 year trend: 2008 9-4, 2009 11-2, 2010 8-5, 2011 7-6
Prior to 08 Ferentz had not coached Iowa to more than 7 wins since 2004.
John L Smith is only an interim coach at Arkansas, but it was a possibility that if the Razorbacks did well enough this season that Smith could stay on for a few more years. After the loss last weekend to Louisiana Monroe it doesn’t look like that will happen.
John L’s last 4 years at Michigan State: 2003 8-5, 2004 5-7, 2005 5-6, 2006 4-8
I’m not sure why Arkansas brought in Smith to temporarily replace Bobby Petrino with records like that.
Paul Chryst is in his first season with Pitt and it hasn’t started so well. Chryst has lost to Youngstown State and Cincinnati by a combined score of 65-27. Pitt fired Wannstedt just a year after he had gone 9-4 and 10-3.
Paul Chryst 4 year trend: There isn’t one because this is Chryst’s first head coaching job.
Jeff Tedford is known as a quarterback guru, but this season he finds himself on the hot seat as the Golden Bears records slowly trend towards the .500 mark. That, along with the Bears losing to Nevada in their opener and having a tough stretch of games coming up may cause Tedford to end up coaching quarterbacks somewhere.
4 year trend: 2008 9-4, 2009 8-5, 2010 5-7, 2011 7-6