Kickoff is still a few weeks away, but coaching jobs are always on the line. What ten college football head coaches are on the hot seat in 2015?
Fifteen FBS head coaches have new jobs this season as a result of nine firings last year and the domino effect that came with them. That’s an overall turnover ratio of 11.7 percent, which is pretty high in most professions but was actually relatively low when it comes to college football. The previous year, 20 FBS head coaches (15.6 percent) changed jobs.
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As coaching salaries continue to rise, the pressure to produce increases each and every year. Fans and boosters demand championships. Decision makers in the athletic department expect sold-out stadiums and large donations. When a team underperforms on the field, and attendance suffers as a result, it’s a double-whammy that often results in a pink slip for the (more often than not) highest paid man on campus.
Simply put, there are very few college football coaches that would survive a disastrous 2015 season. Unless your name is Nick Saban or Urban Meyer, if you’re a head coach at one of the 128 FBS football programs, your seat is at least somewhat warm and is never fully comfortable.
As we look ahead to the 2015 season, there are quite a few college football coaches on the hot seat. But what ten coaches have the most to be worried about? Let’s take a look.
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