College Football Rankings: 12 coaches on the hot seat

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Nov 30, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp against the Florida State Seminoles during the second quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The pressure is on Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp and these college football head coaches to get the job done in 2014 because they are the ones who find themselves on the hot seat in 2014.

Each conference has at least one coach who has the temperature cranked up at an uncomfortable level after underachieving, missing bowl games and failing to sing enough blue-chip recruits.

The job of a college football coach is tougher than any job in the professional ranks and easily the toughest job in college athletics. A college head coach is more of a CEO in charge of a multimillion dollar brand.

It is no longer enough to win on Saturdays in the fall. You have to win the right games in the fall and play in big enough bowl games to satisfy the fan base and often times overzealous boosters. The job has no off days. The concept of the offseason is non-existent when you have to win on the recruiting trail or risk falling further behind in your conference.

Without further ado, here are the top 12 coaches on the hot seat at the beginning of the 2014 football season. Now, this list doesn’t mean that I believe each of the coaches will be or should be fired, but they need highly successful seasons to keep some semblance of job security.

After reading the list, please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below and let me know who you think shouldn’t be on this list and who should be on the list.

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